With its pristine beaches, breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife, Magnetic Island is a haven for young adventurers and the young at heart.
Enjoy a variety of things to see, do and experience over on Maggie with our range of tours and activities, plus have all your questions answered with some FAQs below!
When to Visit Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island is a year-round destination thanks to its beautiful tropical climate. However, the island is incredibly popular during the dry season, from May to October, when the weather is perfect for outdoor adventures. Like this Full Day Magnetic Island Tour!
How do I get to Magnetic Island?
Magnetic Island is easily accessible by a short ferry ride from Townsville. Ferries operate regularly, allowing you to plan your trip conveniently. Enjoy our Magnetic Island Discounted Ferry Pass Deal.
What accommodation options are available on the island?
Magnetic Island offers a range of accommodations, from budget-friendly hostels like Selina Magnetic Island to luxurious resorts, ensuring there’s something for every traveller’s preference and budget.
Are there restaurants and bars on Magnetic Island?
Absolutely! Magnetic Island boasts a variety of dining options, ranging from beachfront cafes to trendy bars. Sample local cuisine, sip refreshing cocktails, and enjoy the island’s vibrant nightlife.
Looking to try something a little different? Check out this All-Inclusive Magnetic Island Gourmet Picnic on a Remote Beach! Indulge in a selection of delectable treats made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Savour the flavours as you enjoy an intimate dining experience amidst the natural beauty of your surroundings.
Experience the epitome of luxury and relaxation with this unforgettable picnic in paradise. Prepare for an extraordinary journey to the mesmerising waters of Magnetic Island and immerse yourself in a day of pure bliss.
What are the best things to do on Magnetic Island?
Magnetic Island Highlights Tour (From AUD $65.00)
- Visit Cockle Bay and Picnic Bay
- Learn about the heritage-listed Picnic Bay Jetty
- Stop at Geoffrey Bay for the chance to see Allied Rock Wallabies
- Enjoy free time in Horseshoe Bay, with the chance to swim
- Transport in an air-conditioned minibus
- The services of an awesome local tour guide
Selina – Breakfast with Koalas | Magnetic Island (From AUD $70.00)
- Delicious full-cooked breakfast in a stunning outdoor setting
- Interactive wildlife experience with passionate rangers
- Meet and greet Australian animals including Harry the southern hairy-nosed wombat and Pebbles the koala
- Learn about Amaroo, the rescue koala from southeast Queensland
- Education on sustainability principles and wildlife conservation
- Limited guest numbers for an intimate experience
Great Barrier Reef and Museum of Underwater Art Day Trip (From AUD $295.00)
- Reef Ecology talks to enhance your experience
- A choice of snorkelling or diving (certified divers only)
- Snorkellers include:
- Demonstrations and snorkelling instructions on snorkelling techniques and in-water assistance
- All snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and full-length suit)
- Floatation devices like noodles, jackets and life rings
- Divers include:
- Two in-water sessions
- Use of all relevant diving equipment – tanks, weights, BCD, regulator, dive computer, wetsuit
- Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day
- Morning tea, buffet lunch, and afternoon tea
- MOUA and Mooring fees
- Experienced, professional, fun and safe crew with a passion for the marine environment
Glamping & Wildlife Park Tour 2 Night Package – Magnetic Island (From $390.00)
- Intimate island escape in a glamping tent
- Wildlife like Wallabies, Kookaburras, Curlews and Koalas call the campsite home
- Group Wellness activity and coworking space included
- Wildlife Park Tour conducted with onsite rangers offering local stories
Where to visit on Magnetic Island?
Horseshoe Bay: Dive into turquoise waters, soak up the sun on golden sand, and try thrilling water sports like jet skiing and paddleboarding.
Forts Walk: Embark on a scenic hike to historic WWII fortifications. Witness breathtaking panoramic views of the island and encounter native wildlife, including koalas.
Picnic Bay: Relax on the palm-fringed beach, enjoy a picnic with friends, and take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Jetty.
Nelly Bay: Explore the buzzing heart of Magnetic Island, filled with boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries. Don’t miss the chance to interact with marine creatures at the Magnetic Island SeaLink Aquarium.
What is Magnetic Island famous for?
Snorkelling and Diving: Dive into the vibrant underwater world surrounding Magnetic Island. Encounter colourful coral reefs and swim alongside an array of tropical fish species.
Wildlife Encounters: Spot koalas in their natural habitat, encounter wallabies, and go birdwatching in the island’s lush rainforests.
Sunset Cruises: Witness mesmerising sunsets while cruising along the island’s coastline. Sit back, relax, and capture Instagram-worthy moments.
Adventure Sports: Get your adrenaline pumping with activities like kayaking, jet skiing, and parasailing. Thrill-seekers won’t be disappointed!
Got questions? CONTACT US HERE for more information or help planning your Magnetic Island experience.