|Townsville is the fourth biggest city of Queensland. It has the role|
of being export harbour for agricultural and mining products from the
inner parts of the country. The main road connection between Queensland
and the Northern Territory is starting from Townsville and this city is
the only place from where the ferries run to Magnetic Island (see background).
Magnetic Island is one of the bigger reef islands and is famous for nice
beaches, good opportunities for hiking and wildlife experiences and as well
for a certain laid-back atmosphere.