Townsville and Magnetic Island Delight

Luxury Island Series - Short Break

Relax and soak up time in paradise with four nights in the luxurious 'The Ville Resort-Casino' in Townsville, just a stone's throw from magnificent Magnetic Island. You have easy access to go snorkelling in the Great Barrier Outer Reef and a private beach picnic on Magnetic Island.


Check-in at The Ville Resort-Casino and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Spend the afternoon taking advantage of the numerous facilities available at The Ville, superbly located on the breakwater overlooking Magnetic Island, the Coral Sea and the town centre. Wander the award-winning beachfront, The Strand, exploring the rock pools and water park. Or book a cabana, grab a good book and relax by the pool, with the occasional break to the swim-up Splash Bar for a cocktail or cool drink.

In the evening take a wander down to City Lane, where you will find a great selection of cuisines to indulge your tastebuds and funky bars where you can grab an after-dinner drink.

Overnight: The Ville Resort-Casino, 4 nights

Note: If you require flights to Townsville, our Travel Specialists have access to some of the best rates available and can help you get a great deal by booking on your behalf. Contact us on 1300 765 115 to discuss.

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Head out to the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef with Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive, Townsville’s longest-running diving and snorkelling providers. Visit one of the pristine reefs in this section, chosen on the day based on great coral cover and fish life. See the spectacular marine life whilst being immersed in tropical crystal-clear water.

Their 14-metre custom built vessel has fully shaded areas, sun deck, stabilises, toilet and shower, plus easy access in and out of the water. All snorkelling equipment is provided, and demonstrations and instructions on techniques are included.

Please note that due to Covid restrictions, guest are required to bring their own food for the day and this can be stored in the fridges aboard the vessel. Refreshments including cold water, cordial, tea and coffee are still available throughout the trip.

For just an additional $90pp, certified divers can enjoy two dives, where you can choose to either dive with an experienced guide or explore the reef on your own.

Back on the mainland, enjoy dinner at the resort. With an assortment of restaurants, bars and cafes, there is sure to be something to tempt your tastebuds.

Hire a bike from your hotel, and take a ride around Townsville. For the keen cyclists, you may like to power up Castle Hill, where you will be rewarded with spectacular 360° views of the city, or follow the Street Art trail and see the vibrant displays and murals around the streets, lanes and alleyways.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland is walking distance from your hotel. It houses several exhibitions and displays exploring World Heritage listed rainforest and reefs to the story of the shipwrecked HMS Pandora, the ship sent to capture the Bounty mutineers.

Spend the afternoon back at the resort relaxing by the pool, or head to The Brewery, located in Townsville’s original Post & Telegraph Office. The family-owned micro-brewery offers a range of unique and original craft beer, as well as a choice of the Tavern or Smokehouse Restaurant for a hearty pub meal.

Join SeaLink North Queensland for your ferry transfer to Magnetic Island. Take your pick of up to 17 services a day, with the trip taking just 20 minutes. Once on the island you can collect your hire car for a day of sightseeing at your own pace. Choose to stop at one of the many beaches or bays for a dip.

Once you have seen some of the sights, make your way back to Nelly Bay where you will be collected by a private RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and transferred to one of the secluded beaches on the eastern side of the island.

Relax on your picnic rug, with umbrella and cushions and enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic featuring local seafood and antipasto platters, and a choice of a bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer. With two hours on the beach, all to yourselves, you can play some games (beach cricket or petanque), sunbake, or go snorkelling - the choice is yours.

At the end of your picnic you will be collected and transferred back to collect your hire car and continue sightseeing on the island. The last ferry back to the mainland is around 10pm, so you could head to Horseshoe Bay and grab dinner from one of the restaurants or takeaway shops.

This morning, there's time for any last-minute shopping or sightseeing before you depart Townsville.


  • 4 nights accommodation at The Ville Resort-Casino
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trip, including lunch
  • Return ferry to Magnetic Island, including one day's car hire
  • 2 hour private Beach Club Picnic including local seafood and antipasto platters with wine or beer, beach games, picnic rug, umbrella and cushions
  • Meals as stated - 2 x lunch (L)

Terms and Conditions

Price is valid for travel from 01 March 2021 to 31 March 2023, and is based on per person twin share, subject to availability. Single price is $1476, but includes a Lunchtime Sailing Cruise in lieu of the Beach Club Picnic (Day 4). 25% deposit is required at time of booking, and full payment must be received at least 45 days prior to departure. Strict cancellation conditions apply and insurance is strongly recommended. Read our latest COVID Safe practices and policies.

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