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Magnetic Island

44 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Pia
Pia
July 25, 2020
Magnetic Island. Catch the Ferry to the island then jump a bus to travel around the island.
Katrina
Katrina
February 18, 2020
Magnetic Island is an island 8 kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. This 52 km² mountainous island in Cleveland Bay has effectively become a suburb of Townsville, with 2,335 permanent residents. The island is accessible from Townsville Breakwater to Nelly Bay…
Wendy
Wendy
October 27, 2019
A tropical slice of paradise just 25 mins by ferry - you can see Maggie from your balcony. Beaches, koalas, markets, cafes, pubs, music, horse riding, watercraft...it’s got it all!
Ish
Ish
September 7, 2019
There’s an island for everyone close to Townsville: On family-friendly Magnetic Island, look for rock wallabies, and members of one of Australia’s largest colonies of wild koalas. Alternatively, travel to Hinchinbrook Island for adventure-seekers and Orpheus for couples. Test yourself and hike the…
Leah
Leah
August 31, 2019
Magnetic Island literally sheds the stress of everyday life on the ferry over. By the time you arrive on what I believe to be one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth, you are at peace and ready to relax on this sleepy little island. Abounding in natural beauty, take your walking shoes…

Unique things to do nearby

Places to stay nearby

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire house
  2. 1 bed
The Little Bush Hut
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire flat
  2. 1 bed
SEA-green
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire flat
  2. 2 beds
Nelly Bay Apartment Absolute water frontage
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire flat
  2. 1 bed
Beach and Sea front, The Strand, Townsville
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 1 bed
Tropical Island Getaway
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 2 beds
Self Contained Flat - Picnic Bay
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. 3 beds
Bush Hut: within a habitat reserve and marine prk.
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire flat
  2. 2 beds
'Sea's the day' 2mins to the beach
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire flat
  2. 2 beds
Relaxing Nelly Bay resort, wildlife paradise!!
SUPERHOST
  1. Island
  2. 3 beds
Nicky’s Airbnb
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Magnetic Sands on the Beach
  1. Entire house
  2. 2 beds
Seaward Cottage - Pet Friendly Holiday Home
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
SEA-shell
  1. Entire flat
  2. 1 bed
One Bedroom Queen Apartment
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Wildlife Haven 5min walk from ferry
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest house
  2. 2 beds
Tropical paradise by the beach- snorkel gear incl.

Locals also recommend

Museum
“Learn all about the "Pandora" with great activities for kids and rotating displays and exhibitions. It also has a Cafe and gift shop. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Reef HQ has the most amazing glass tunnel ... its like being underwater - you can see all kinds of sea life up close - definitely worth a visit. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Establishment
“In March 1985 when Billabong Sanctuary an 11-hectare (27-acre)haven opened to the public. with the emphasis on fostering awareness of the conservation of native animals and their habitats. A permanent home to over 100 species of Australian mammals and reptiles Aussie loveable animals koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries, crocs, dingoes, and wombats, get up close with many of these animals and a special treat for the young and the young at heart and nature lovers alike cuddling koalas and wombats, hand-feeding kangaroos and wallabies, reptiles. Regular shows and keeper talks run throughout the day and not for the faint-hearted a croc feeding show and free-flight bird show.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The C-Bar makes an excellent long black with views out to Magnetic Island. Sit on the deck and spot turtles and dugon, while enjoying the licensed bar and locally sourced menu, cooled by the salty mist of the sea. A great place all year round”
  • 22 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Short 15 min walk along the Strand to Townsvilles most iconic Coffee and Gelato cafe.”
  • 15 locals recommend
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