If you are looking for a getaway with a "sunny" disposition, then look no furthexr than the Townsville region. With an average of 320 days splashed with sunshine each year, it's very easy to smile - just like the "locals".In the heart of this region, the regional centre of Townsville is packed with things to see and do. For the historians, The Museum of Tropical Queensland and the Maritime Museum showcase both the history and cultural diversity of the area. For the keen gardeners - the Queens Gardens, set against the pink granite cliffs of Castle Hill, are heritage listed whilst the Palmetum displays one of the largest and most diverse collections of palms in the world. For the water sports enthusiasts, the adventures just keep coming. Scuba diving wrecks on the Great Barrier Reef, cable ski and wakeboarding - just some of the experiences on offer. How about a spot of fishing? There are charter boats, crewed by locals with their invaluable "local knowledge". This might just be the difference between landing that big "barra" or reminiscing about "the one that got away". Whether The Burdekin River, Hinchinbrook Island or Cape Cleveland, the locals know "where they are biting".Only a short ferry trip from Townsville, is Magnetic Island. Boasting 23 beaches and bays, over 25km of walking trails and an abundance of flora and fauna, Magnetic Island has long been a favourite spot of the locals.Another "local" town full of history is Charters Towers. Only a short trip inland, you can wander around the many heritage listed buildings, learn about the town's gold mining history or even take a wagon ride to visit "JR" - a texas longhorn beast with the longest horns in the world!So, if you are looking for a friendly, warm welcome, why don't you "come meet the locals"?And, when you do, there are many fine Bed and Breakfast Accommodations of the Townsville region, to give you all the comforts of home.
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