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Australia is an immensely popular holiday destination for people from all over the world, attracted to its great weather and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is a vast continent that has a great deal to choose from, ranging from tropical areas to an arid, desert interior. Anyone looking to take a holiday in Australia and who would like to be near the coast and have access to the Great Barrier Reef, whilst simultaneously being near to protected parkland areas should consider a holiday in Arcadia. Located on Magnetic Island, a few kilometres off the Townsville coastline in Queensland, it is a stunning place to take a vacation. With a range of accommodation on offer, the best way to enjoy time there is by staying in a holiday rental apartment in Arcadia. Surrounded by all the mod cons that might be expected from a quality rental, it is the perfect place to enjoy the sun, sea and views.
There is a wide selection of leisure activities available to try for anyone staying at a holiday rental apartment in Arcadia. The warm sea is especially suitable for swimming, snorkelling and diving, all of which can be great ways to see the smaller reefs around the island. Guided sea-kayak trips, fishing and sailing are other water sport suggestions, whilst those who would prefer some time on dry land, pony treks, riding and even lawn balls are possible.
As well as spending some time on the beach, holidaymakers staying in self catering accommodation in Arcadia also have the option to visit areas of interest. Half of Magnetic Island is a national park, and much of this can be explored on a series of footpaths, with one notable route leading to an old World War Two fort. Most people staying in the area will also want to visit the Great Barrier Reef. There are a number of organised tours available, some of which involve glass bottomed boats, snorkelling or even diving. For those that would like to visit a bigger city, Townsville is a short ferry ride away. Whilst it might be short on culture, it makes up for it with lively nightlife.
On reflection, the Australian winter time is the best period to take a holiday in Arcadia. (remember the seasons run differently, and winter there is April leading through to September). During this period, the area enjoys warm days and cool nights, accompanied by clear, blue skies. The summer months by contrast are often rainy, and there can even be the occasional cyclones. Most of the years 1000mm of rain falls during the summer wet season.
People from outside of Australia will need to fly into the country first in order to begin their holiday in Arcadia. Nearby Townsville does have an airport, but unfortunately, it is not an international one, meaning that at least one connection will need to be made. Townsville Airport (TSV) has flights going to all the major cities such as Cairns, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, and so international travellers will need to work out the route which works best for them.
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