I grew up in Townsville and used to spend all of the school holidays on Magnetic Island at my grandparents place. Now days we live about 1300km away and haven't made the effort to visit for about 8 years.
Last weekend was my uncles 80th birthday, so we had a family reunion at the old house on Magnetic Island. My children got to meet nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts they didn't know they had.
Magnetic Island was named by Captain James Cook after his compass played up. It's a beautiful place where time seems to slow down as soon as you step off the boat. There are nice quiet beaches, plenty of bird life with and without feathers, wallabies, fish and koalas.
I didn't take many photos but here's a
Google Map of Magnetic Island
Next year I will have to go back again and stay for longer.