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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is the island playground of Townsville featuring prominently in the profile of the city. The island is only 25 minutes from the city centre by regular, fast cat ferries.

Two thirds of Magnetic Island is National Park with secluded but easily accessible bays and golden beaches. The Island has nearly 25 kilometres of walking tracks meandering through the protected national parks which are home to stands of eucalypts, more than 2,500 free-roaming koalas and 166 different species of wildlife.

The island comprises self-contained accommodation as well as backpacker hostels. There are a vast range of activities available including: boat trips around the island, parasailing, Harley Davidson tours, water sports, golf, diving expeditions, jet skiing, great fishing, horse riding, and moke hire are all available.

Enjoy Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, a 20 minute fast catamaran ferry ride from Townsville, is one of those dream holiday destinations perfect for just about anyone who lands on its golden shores.
For starters, its known as the sunniest island on the northern coast with over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Magnetic Island offers more than 5,000 hectares of scenic beauty, two thirds of it national park, and is rimmed by colourful coral reefs, picturesque beaches and secluded bays.
It’s a nature lover’s paradise with over 25 kilometres of walking tracks meandering through forest and rocky headlands, providing sweeping views of Cleveland Bay and the city of Townsville. There are more than 160 species of bird plus large colonies of koalas. In fact north Queensland’s largest koala sanctuary, Koala Park Oasis is located here. In August the waters around the island become the winter playground to a pod of humpback whales.
Magnetic Island has an abundance of outdoor activities from jet skiing and sailing to snorkelling, waterskiing and parasailing. Why not hire a canoe and paddle to a deserted beach? If you want to stay on land you can try horse riding on the beach, tennis, golf and lawn bowls.
Getting around the island can be an adventure in itself – do it by Harley Davidson, mini-moke, scooter or bicycle, or take a spin on the amazing stretch jeep. You can even take your own car on the vehicle ferry.
Being home to more than 2,000 residents you can expect all the best in modern conveniences.

Activites and Experiences at Magnetic Island

  • Mountain Biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Flora
  • Golfing
  • Horseriding
  • Jet Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Seakayaking
  • Para-Sailing/Para-Flying
  • Animal Riding
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing – Water
  • Snorkelling
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Marine Animal swimming
  • Tennis
  • Animal Viewing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Beach
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
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  • Honeymoon
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  • Wilderness
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Nearest Airport: Townsville Airport

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