Magnetic Island Informer

an easy escape... yet a world away

Your dream tropical island escape is closer than you think. Located a mere 8km off Townsville, getting to Magnetic Island is both effortless and convenient. Townsville is the capital of North Queensland and is situated only 349kms south of Cairns and 270kms North of the Whitsundays.

Direct flights to Townsville are available from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns. Also on offer are daily low fare services ex Brisbane with connections available from Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide. Additionally, smaller regional airlines provide a variety of services from many Queensland centres. Bus and rail services into Townsville are also available for those who enjoy taking the scenic route.

Once you have arrived in Townsville getting to Magnetic Island is easy. Reach your destination via high-speed catamaran, car ferry or water taxi. Sealink QLD offer a fast and convenient passenger service to the Island in air-conditioned comfort with their high-speed catamarans taking only 20 minutes. The drive on, drive off convenience of the M.V Riverside Arcadia Car and Passenger Ferry is also available providing no fuss, efficient service with facilities to accommodate most vehicles including campers and trailers. Water taxis are also available for a more personalised, flexible service.