Nowhere else in the world will you find the fascinating diversity of nature as in North Queensland. In just hours you can move from lush rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef and on to the Outback.
Townsville, Australia's largest tropical city, is the focal point to this region which is bounded by Mission Beach to the north, Charters Towers to the west, and Bowen in the south. The five resort islands nearby - Dunk, Magnetic, Orpheus, Hinchinbrook and Bedarra - are all different in character and each offer a unique experience for the holidaymaker.
Townsville's many attractions include the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, a wildlife sanctuary, casino, beaches, museums, theatres, galleries and restaurants.
Beautiful Magnetic Island is just 20 minutes from the city centre by fast cat ferry. Day cruises and diving expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef, and white water rafting excursions also depart regularly from the city.
Just down the street is a sand beach stretching fro 3km. The area boasts parks, grassland, shops and restaurants.
A wonderful stretch of sand and inviting tropical water are just down the street. The strand stretches over about 3 km. The area boasts parks, grassland, shops and restaurants.
There are a number of features for the children, parks, basketball court, playgrounds and a mini waterpark. Opposite the Shore Drive Motel there is a marine stinger enclosures, and a patrolled beach, providing a very safe swimming area for your family.
The Rock Pool
The rock pool is also directly opposite the Shore Drive Motel. The sheltered environment is an engineering marvel. Sea water is constantly pumped into the pool, after being strained from marine life and stingers into a natural beach setting. Offering copious seating areas and parkland, with free electric barbeques, this is the perfect location to have a safe swim and a picnic during your stay.