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Hire an iconic “Barbie” car to explore Magnetic Island with the salty wind in your hair.
A 30 minute ferry ride from Townsville lies Magnetic Island or “Maggie” as it’s known by the locals. This island paradise has rocky outcrops, sandy bays and offshore coral gardens waiting to be explored.
The island is home to a variety of hikes including the Forts Walk where you can find World War II relics. Keep your eyes on the tree line and you might spot a koala munching on some gum leaves.
SeaLink operates a ferry service to Magnetic Island seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
Wallaman Falls in Girringun National Park is about a two hour drive from Townsville. It’s off the regular tourist track so hiring your own private car is recommended. Image: Melissa Findley
Hit the road and head north west where you’ll be rewarded with Wallaman Falls hidden amongst dense rainforest. The towering falls hold the title of being the longest, permanent single-drop waterfall in Australia at 268m tall.
The falls can be viewed from a lookout or pack your hiking boots and trek to the bottom to view them in all their thundering glory.