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  Townsville's "Sugar Shaker"
by darthmilmo

The often overlooked city of Townsville offers a wide range of amazing activities. First thing on most agendas is a trip to the nearby Magnetic Island, where you can sit back and relax or do some high adrenaline activities. Why stay so close from land though? You can do some first rate diving off in the Great Barrier Reef or at the spectacular SS Yongala Wreck.

Besides all of these activities, there are several interesting tourist sites in the city itself. Make sure you spend some time walking around the city. One of the landmarks of Townsville is the Sugar Shaker (a Holiday Inn), which interestingly enough looks like the item with the same name. Also, don?t miss out on the people watching at the Strand. Each evening, you can listen to the local birds offer an evening serenade. There are several interesting museums, including the ReefHQ aquarium, where you can take notes before or after you go on that snorkeling or diving trip :).

As if all of that wasn?t enough, most of the cities up and down the East coast are within easy reach. There are plenty of overnight buses and daily flights in and out of Townsville.

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  • Written Feb 8, 2004
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