Magnetic Island is the island playground of Townsville featuring prominently in the profile of the city. The island is only 20 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. Boat trips around the island, parasailing, Harley tours, water sports, golf, diving expeditions, great fishing, horse riding, and moke hire are all available.
In the Directory
- Tourist arriving on Magnetic Island - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
- Koala park sanctuary - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
- Horseshoe Bay beach - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Nearest Airport: Townsville
Ferry from Townsville to Magnetic island