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Adventurethon Magnetic Island
By ATDW Database

Contact: rebecca@adventurethon.com.au
Venue: Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island Queensland
Date(s): From Sat 29 Mar 14 To Sun 30 Mar 14
Adventurethon is a multisport outdoor activity incorporating paddling, mountain biking and trail running. Our courses are off road, frequenting areas like national parklands, beaches and hiking trails to enjoy the spectacular sceneries and to experience the alfresco of Magnetic Island.

Adventurethon ensures to offer courses to suit all types of fitness levels. Routes can range from 1hour to 8hours, depending on what the competitor believes they can achieve. There are four different Adul... Read more

Beach holidays at Ascot Cottage
By Sue Savage

Ascot Cottage is a tropical paradise for all our guests. With ceiling fans and split system air-conditioning throughout, combined with casement windows and french doors to capture the cool sea breeze, Ascot Cottage has a cool and relaxing beach cottage feeling. It is a perfect retreat after a day of exploring North Queensland's most popular tropical Island experience. Our cottage is a 200m stroll to the Picnic Bay beach and jetty. The beach is patrolled over weekends, public and school holidays. In summer the beach has a stinger enclosure to provide maximum security for our guests, while cooling off in the tropical North Queensland waters of Magnetic Island. The jetty was once used for the ferry terminal, although today it is a totally recreational facility, for fishing and relaxing. The ... Read more

A great family holiday on Magnetic Island
By Sue Savage

At Ascot Cottage we believe the little extra touches make a welcoming home away from home. It creates a calming atmosphere, which allows parents to recharge. If the children have plenty to keep them occupied then this allows Mum and Dad to feel rested and restored. Ascot Cottage has wonderful tropical gardens where children can escape from reality and really let their imaginations grow. Also included are games, a shuttlecock set and DVDs. Ascot Cottage is a tropical paradise to all our guests. With ceiling fans and split system air-conditioning throughout, combined with casement windows and French doors to capture the breeze, Ascot Cottage has a cool and relaxing feeling. It is a perfect retreat after a day of exploring North Queensland's most popular tropical Island experience. The cott... Read more

Romantic holidays
By Sue Savage

Do you ever dream of lazing under a palm tree, on a sultry afternoon, just you and the one you love, while listening to the soothing sounds of the trees gently swaying in the breeze or the gentle waves lapping at your feet on a beautiful tropical island? Can you picture yourselves walking hand in hand along a magnificent old jetty with its rustic charm while feeling the magic in the air as you gaze into each other’s eyes? Then Ascot Cottage on Magnetic Island can take those dreams and turn them into a romantic reality. In the quiet locale of Picnic Bay and only a two minute stroll from Picnic Bay beachfront, restaurants and jetty you will discover one of Magnetic Island finest holiday cottages. At Ascot Cottage you will take pleasure in the lush tropical private gardens offering pea... Read more

Sea Kayak Eco Adventures
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4778 5424 or magneticisland@seakayak.com.au
“We take only photos and leave only footprints”Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks is one of the oldest running operations on the east coast established in 1993, they operate the Island's only Advanced Ecotourism Certified tour and the regions first Australian Climate Action Business.Discover World Heritage Magnetic Island's National and Marine Parks from the quiet of your kayak on their fun and adventurous multi-award winning tours. Paddle within metres of huge granite boulders to marvel at the coastline's rugged beauty. Drift over sea grass beds and coral gardens without disturbing the environment to view nature in the wild on the Island's most informative and only true environmentally friendly tour.“View Nature in the Wild” on Magnetic Island's only environmentally friendly tours as you discover... Read more

Magnetic Island
By Kylie Jane Degeling

If you are attracted to warm, sunny places with cosy cottages, stunning beaches, colourful reefs and loads of water sports, then you’ll find it hard to resist the pull of Magnetic Island. Nestled amongst the isles of the most incredible ocean wonderland on earth – The Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island is a memorable place to spend your next break. Captain James Cook’s crew found the island so alluring in 1770, he believed its magnetic force was causing havoc with his compass, thus the name of the island. Today, people realise it isn’t the magnetic force that pulls people in, but rather its beauty and charm. Things to do on Magnetic Island: When you arrive, the first thing you’ll need to do is catch your breath. It really is that beautiful. Imagine the mos... Read more

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