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March 15, 2021 Visit Queensland No Comments Email Email

Regional tourism organisation for Townsville North Queensland – Townsville Enterprise – is encouraging visitors to stay and play on two of Queensland’s best beaches this Easter holiday!

Named in the top two places for Surf Life Saving Queensland’s best beaches* of 2021, Townsville’s very own Strand beach (Net 1) and Magnetic Island’s Alma Bay are just waiting to be explored.

Released to coincide with the end of summer, the annual list of Queensland’s top ten patrolled beaches ranks popular locations based on safety, facilities and nearby services.

With the Strand beach (Net 1) situated centrally along the 2.2km world-class beachfront promenade, visitors are treated to a wide variety of experiences along this palm tree lined stretch including bike and walkway paths, picturesque picnic spots, playgrounds, exercise stations, a water park and restaurants and bars with spectacular water views.

Just 20-minutes from Townsville is the gem of Magnetic Island – with Alma Bay one of 23 beaches on the island. According to Arcadia Surf Life Saving Club president Paul Demopoulos, Alma Bay is “a safe beach, it’s well patrolled for swimmers and there are a limited number of stingers.”

To coincide with the announcement, new holiday packages have been created to help visitors find their shine in this slice of Queensland paradise, with the Beachcomber Vacay package, and the Magnetic Escape just two ways to experience these winning beaches in Townsville North Queensland.

Beachcomber Vacay – $199 per person (twin share)

Explore the best of both worlds with water activities on Townsville’s iconic Strand, and Magnetic Island – the ultimate beach vacay on a budget!

Enjoy your stay in the heart of the city with this breezy coastal-inspired package is located near all the best restaurants, bars and cafes.

  • 2-nights’ accommodation at Rambutan Townsville (Queen room)
  • Return SeaLink ferry transfer to Magnetic Island from Townsville
  • In the Loop Stand-Up Paddle Board Full Day Hire for two
  • Magnetic Adventure Hire snorkel gear for two (full day hire)

Magnetic Escape – $259 per person (twin share)

Koalas, hiking trails, topless cars, snorkelling adventures, secluded beaches, and only 20mins from the city of Townsville – no wonder Magnetic Island is one of North Queensland’s favourite holiday getaways. Explore Magnetic Island like an adventurer with this exclusive three-night holiday package for two.

  • 3-nights’ accommodation in a glamping bungalow at Bungalow Bay Koala Park (please note shared bathroom)
  • Half day snorkel, fin and stinger suit hire from Bungalow Bay Koala Park for use at leisure
  • Magnetic Island 2-hour Sunset Kayak tour
  • Return SeaLink ferry transfer to Magnetic Island from Townsville

*SLSQ’s criteria for compiling the top ten beaches list includes a range of factors such as patrol times and service, incident history, coastal conditions, safety signage, cleanliness, access to amenities, parking and public transport.

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