Holiday and Tourist information for Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia

Located just 20 minutes by ferry from the mainland of Townsville is Magnetic Island, one of the best islands to visit and holiday on within the Great Barrier Reef. This World Heritage Listed tropical island is infused with secluded bays, safe beaches, pristine rainforests and stunning coastline! You can explore, discover, relax and unwind in beautiful surrounds at many different locations around the island. Magnetic Island is perfect for all travellers, affordable for even the most discerning traveller who needs to stick to a budget.

Magnetic Island Holiday Accommodation

Accommodation ranges from budget through to luxury depending on just how much you wish to spend and you can wake up to magnificent views of the beach or tuck yourself away in a secluded rainforest retreat for two. Enjoy family suites, romantic villas, spacious apartments, luxury resorts or exclusive retreats where you will wish for nothing! Where ever you base yourself on Magnetic Island you can be sure that you will never be far from all of the action, adventures and activities that you can enjoy on the island.

View to Magnetic Island from TownsvilleMagnetic Island Pier

From parasailing, jet skiing, year round swimming, paddle boating and luxury cruises, these are just some of the activities that you will have to look forward to. Spend a day cruising around the island enjoying a wonderful lunch, tunnel diving, rock jumping and snorkelling or perhaps a guided walk around the island interests you. There are scuba diving and snorkelling adventures out to the fringing Great Barrier Reef to board onto, beach horse riding and koala spotting through the rainforest to do. Come along with a sunset cruise for two or hire your own dinghy for the day to go in search of a secluded bay or cove!

Magnetic Island Attractions

Magnetic Island located in North Queensland is a true paradise where you can relax and unwind, escape and forget about the everyday stresses of life and really breathe! Hire a bike for you and the kids to go exploring and make your own tracks for the day, do some beach fishing or deep sea fishing where you are guaranteed to reel in many great catches. Whether you want to do a sea kayaking tour around the island, experience the many different animal species that call Magnetic island home for yourself, jump on the back of a Harley or uncover the true beauty of the coral reefs gardens that surround Magnetic Island, there are so many attractions and activities for you to fill up your days with. Do some shopping, dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at many varying places around the island or simply grab a cocktail and relax on the beach and watch the stunning sunset come the afternoon.

Island touringMagnetic Island views

Whether you are after the perfect honeymoon, ideal location for a corporate event or business meeting, family vacation, trip with friends or backpacking your way through Queensland, Magnetic Island is certainly one place that has it all. Great accommodation, plenty of world class attractions, fun filled activities and most of all, all the time in the world to sit back and relax. Start packing your bags for an island paradise and discover a place where you can either play golf, go hiking, explore rugged coastlines, get up close and personal with an array of wildlife or go sky diving at one of the best islands in located within the Great Barrier Reef.... Magnetic Island!

Important Travel Information for Magnetic Island:
    » Townsville Tourism  
    » Townsville City Council   » Bureau of Meteorology  
    » Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority  
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