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Shelly Beach

Known for Natural Parks

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Activities in Shelly Beach

Set out on a discovery tour of the cultural and natural heritage of North Queensland in this interactive waterfront museum with ever-changing exhibits.

There are plenty of ways to experience this spacious beach on Magnetic Island, including swimming, fishing, watersports, horseback riding and beachfront picnics.

Catch the sea breezes on this pink granite landmark in the city’s heart and enjoy 360-degree views of the city’s harbor and across to Magnetic Island.

Cuddle a koala, hold a snake and hand-feed cassowaries and wallabies at this interactive sanctuary that protects native wildlife on the shores of the billabong.

This easy-to-navigate and very scenic transport hub is the gateway to the beaches, bush walks and wildlife of one of Queensland’s most idyllic islands.

Take in panoramic views, spot koalas in eucalyptus trees, clamber over granite boulders and stroll along a golden-sand beach in this idyllic nature reserve.

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Experience Reef HQ, one of the world's largest living coral reef aquariums, an education facility that displays thousands of fascinating marine creatures. This is your chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet.

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Take a flight around Hinchinbrook Island for a spectacular view of this prehistoric paradise from the air. Marvel at the sheer beauty that Hinchinbrook has to offer, with abrupt headlands, waterfalls, secluded sandy coves, mangrove-lined estuaries, and dense rainforest.

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Showcasing the vast and contrasting views of the Townsville region, this flight gives you a true layout of the city and its landmarks. Spectacular vistas of Castle Hill, the Strand, Townsville Port, and Ross River are among the many eye-catching features of this narrated helicopter tour.

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Soar over the crystal waters of the Coral Sea to take in the sights of Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island, sights only truly appreciable from the air. Relax as your experienced and knowledgeable pilot provides insight to Australia from the seat of a state-of-the-art helicopter.

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Enjoy the secluded paradise of Magnetic Island, a tropical destination known for its quiet beaches, rugged landscape, and abundant wildlife. Easily accessible via the ferry from Townsville City, Magnetic Island is an idyllic place to get away even if just for a day.

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