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Magnetic Island

Discover the best of Magnetic Island

Palm-fringed beaches, endless sunshine, koalas, hiking trails, topless barbie cars, snorkelling adventures, and the list goes on! Just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island boasts the natural beauty and serenity of an island paradise within a thriving community with more than 2,500 people calling the Magnetic Island home. From backpacker hostels to holiday homes, luxury resorts to quaint BnB's, the island offers a huge range of accommodation options, with something to suit everyone's travel style.

5 Must do's on Magnetic Island

1. The Forts Walk: Combine WWII history, stunning ocean vistas and regular sightings of koalas and you've stumbled across Magnetic Island's famous Forts Walk! 

2. Sail into the Sunset: With a glass in hand and sunset hues to admire while sailing in paradise... What more could you want on an island escape? Check out Big Mama Sailing or Pilgrim Sailing to begin your sailing adventure. 

3. Take a walk on the wild side: Get up close and personal with aussie wildlife at Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary. When you are visiting an island famous for being Northern Australia's largest koala population - a koala cuddle is an absolute must!  

4. Grab an #instaworthy picture:  See the Insta-Famous SS Adelaide,’s most liked post of 2018. 186,502 (and counting) likes can’t be wrong, this shipwreck in the waters of Magnetic Island is a sight to behold. It is best viewed on a tour with the crew from Aquascene Charters

5. Go Topless!: Hire a topless car that is. These photogenic barbie inspired cars are plenty of fun to drive and the most fashionable way to beach hop around the island.

Plan your Magnetic Island Escape


Things to do

Do as little or as much as you like on Magnetic Island with activities ranging from snorkeling, boat charters, guided tours, water sports, golf, diving expeditions, jet skiing, fishing, horse riding, bush walks and more.

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Where to Stay

Magnetic Island’s accommodation ranges from 5 star resorts to youth hostels and everything in between. Find something to suit your budget and holiday ideal.

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Head along to one of the many regular events such as the weekly toad races or enjoy a signature island event such as the Magnetic Island Race Week yacht regatta or The Great Island Trek.

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Find our more about your Island transfers, itineraries and more to start planning your trip! 

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