ABOUT Magnetic Island

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Just 8km from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland, you’ll find Magnetic Island - a very beautiful and a very special place. The Island has a unique blend of national park, 23 beaches and bays, and a small residential population of over 2,000, all within World Heritage Marine Park.


Some of the best beaches and most picturesque bays in Queensland are found on the Island, with the more secluded ones only accessible by walking track or by boat.


With an average of 320, fine sunny days annually, it’s the perfect climate to enjoy.


More than half the Island is national park. Its huge granite boulders and towering hoop pines dominate the mountainous skyline. The rugged natural beauty is a haven for wildlife such as koalas, rock wallabies, possums and a wide variety of tropical bird life.


The 25km of walking tracks provide an opportunity to see wildlife in its natural habitat and also to enjoy the many spectacular views.


The Island lifestyle is relaxed and friendly. You can choose to do as little or as much as you like. Relax, you’re on “Island time”.


There are many ways of seeing and enjoying the Magnetic Island and the North Queensland region. Take a day trip from the Island and discover the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback (with its historic gold mines) or the wet tropics rainforest.


The city facilities of Townsville, are just 20 minutes away by Sealink passenger ferry, or 45 minutes by car ferry (Magnetic Island Ferries).


With easy accessibility, great weather, accommodation that ranges from budget to five star, and a relaxed atmosphere, everyone can experience their ideal and affordable tropical island holiday.

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