There are two official information centers in town. One is in the heart of the city on Flinders Square ( tel. 1800/801 902 in Australia or 07/4721 3660; www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au); it’s open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, and weekends from 9am to 1pm. The other is in the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
There is no information center on Magnetic Island. Stop off at the Flinders Street Visitor Information Centre ( tel. 1800/801 902 in Australia, or 07/4721 3660) in Townsville before you cross to the island. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, and weekends from 9am to 1pm. For information on Magnetic Island, also check www.magneticinformer.com.au, www.magnetic-island.com.au, or www.magneticisland.info.
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