MAGNETIC ISLAND RAGE
“Hags, harpies, furies and crones: Re-membering Mary Daly”
17-19 September 2010 - Magnetic Island, Australia
ABOUT MAGNETIC ISLAND
MAGNETIC ISLAND IS AN ISLAND LIKE NO OTHER. Situated in Australia's tropical north (8 kilometres off Townsville - a 20 minute ferry ride), it is the only island on the North Queensland Coast with a delightful blend of untouched National Park, a resident population of about 2,500 and a variety of holiday resorts.
Although in the Tropics, the Townsville area is in a rain shadow which makes it the sunniest city on the Queensland coast (Magnetic Island averages over 320 days of sunshine per year). Just twenty minutes by fast "Cat" across Cleveland Bay from Townsville and you could be in what many consider Paradise!
More than half of the Island's 5,184 hectares is National Park, with Mt.Cook in the centre rising to 497 metres. Huge granite boulders are softened by tall hoop pines, eucalypt forest and small patches of rainforest. Where the rocky headlands meet the sea many secluded beaches have been formed, some may only be reached on foot or by boat.
There are 24 kms. of walking track through the park with many spectacular lookouts. The National Park is a haven for wildlife, like rock wallabies, possums, koalas and a wide variety of bird-life.
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