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Experience the unique allure of one of Australia’s most relaxed escape destinations, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Magnetic Island. Just 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is a blend of native Australian bushland, breathtaking beaches and sandy bays. Your suite at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort will be your private sanctuary. With the choice of Hotel Rooms, Studios, One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments and Penthouses, you will be perfectly accommodated throughout your stay on Magnetic Island. Take full advantage of the contemporary design and stunning seascapes, boasting uninterrupted marina views. Studios and One Bedroom Apartments feature kitchenettes, balconies and complimentary WiFi. Two and Three Bedroom Apartments and Penthouses also have the added benefit of full gourmet kitchens. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is the perfect place to experience the great outdoors – whether you’re fishing or diving, exploring reefs or rainforests, biking or boating. For those desiring more leisurely pursuits, laze around the magnificent saltwater lagoon, stroll along the marina or dine at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar.
Island Leisure Resort is a small boutique resort. Their self-contained Polynesian bure-style units have a kitchen, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, television and outdoor dining patio. The resort is immersed in one acre of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens with a huge lagoon pool and spa. Other facilities include a full size tennis court, games room, licensed snack bar, poolside barbecue area, guest laundry and library. Free wireless internet is available to resort guests. You can choose from Queen or Superior Queen Bures accommodating a maximum of two adults and Family Bures accommodating a maximum of two adults and two children (up to 15 years). Only 50 metres to the beach and five minutes walk to restaurants and shops, a full tour desk and management are on site. Ideally located in Nelly Bay, a 15 minute walk from the ferry terminal or jump on the island buses at the front of the ferry terminal (a small charge applies). Limited taxis are available.
Mercure Townsville is set amidst 11 acres of tropical gardens on the shores of Lake Curralea. Ideally located, it is popular with guests from Australia and overseas. The 162 well appointed rooms offer free WiFi, views across the lake, swimming pool or lush tropical gardens, and provide all the amenities needed for a holiday or business trip. Relax in Townsville's largest free form swimming pool with spa, or for the more energetic, enjoy the two full size day and night tennis courts before taking a leisurely stroll around the lakeside environment. The Mercure's own restaurant, Celsius, offers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. With a wide choice of a la carte cuisine, buffet breakfast and children's meals it is suitable for all occasions. Opening on to a beautiful poolside deck area, Celsius is ideal for a leisurely breakfast or a relaxing drink on those warm, North Queensland nights. This resort style hotel also offers excellent facilities for weddings, meetings, conference groups and corporate travellers, with ample parking for guests, visitors and conference delegates.
Rydges Southbank Townsville is centrally located on Palmer Street in the heart of Far North Queensland's capital. The beautiful accommodation rooms offer views of Townsville City, Castle Hill and Ross River Marina. The hotel provides a full range of facilities including the iconic Southbank Grill and Bar and the Southbank Convention Centre. Comfortable accommodation with our luxurious Rydges Dream Beds along with a resort style pool and spa, FREE wifi and on site car parking are enhanced by friendly staff, exceptional service and keen attention to detail. In room facilities include 24 hour reception, mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board and room service. This hotel is the perfect gateway to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef and only a short stroll to all the key attractions of Townsville
Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus is a secluded island hideaway accommodating just 28 indulged guests. Access is either via a 30 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or a 1.5 hour journey from Cairns. Orpheus showcases a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences! Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef; the local waters are a fisherman's playground and home to the most sought after reef fish species in the world; and guests can take the helm of a motorised dingy complete with gourmet picnic hamper and discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe Orpheus. Alternatively, Orpheus provides the perfect backdrop for a more private interlude if guests wish to simply relax and succumb to a unique indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan Day Spa. Accommodation rates include all gourmet meals, celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced and freshly grown and caught seasonal delights, a selection of Australian wines and beers, and a daily Orpheus experience (snorkelling, fishing, island cruises). Not to be missed is the signature Dining with the Tides experience, an intimate dinner for two under a starlit canopy on the island's jetty.