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Magnetic Island

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Click and browse our online publications to learn even more about Magnetic Island’s many attractions, history, walking trails and community. The Informer Business Directory lists all local community businesses, services, maps and timetables making it an invaluable resource to all who live on, are thinking of moving to, or are looking at investing in our beautiful Island.

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where rocky headlands meet the sea

Pristine sandy beaches, glistening turquoise waters, inspiring tropical weather and a vibrant local community. A landscape as unique as it is beautiful, Magnetic Island truly is a destination of choice. Situated in North Queensland’s renowned Great Barrier Reef region and only 8km from Townsville, Magnetic Island is the ideal place for visitors to relax, unwind and immerse themselves in the romance of a genuine natural paradise.

Life on Magnetic Island

Growing up on an Island where "no photograph can truly capture it's beauty"

Discover Magnetic Island with local teenager Melia Hinks, where life is beautiful one day and perfect the next. In just 20 minutes via SeaLink ferry you can be transported into island time. Relax on palm-fringed beaches, explore hidden bays and have a wildlife encounter.

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Visitor Reviews

  • In the great daisy chain of isles along the Great Barrier Reef, is any more democratic in its pleasures than Magnetic Island? Eight kilometres adrift of Australia’s largest city in the north, it’s an island to dream about – ideal for holidays and honeymoons, putting watery distance between one life and another. And it offers value for money in the serious business of R&R.

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  • Being in such a beautiful place with great weather there are an abundance of outdoor activities on Magnetic Island. One of the best things about the island is that you can just go and chill out on a beautiful beach without the crowds. Or get active and take to the water on a kayak, hobie cat, jetski or snorkel the hidden wonders that surround the island.

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travel to and around the island

18 trips. 20 minutes.

your quickest link to the island

Sealink offer a fast and convenient passenger service to the Island in air-conditioned comfort with their high-speed catamarans taking only 20 minutes to cross the bay.

Drive to Magnetic Island

passenger and car ferry

The drive on, drive off convenience of Magnetic Island Ferries provides a no fuss, efficient service with facilities to accommodate most vehicles including campers and trailers.

Do it by bus!

all day passes and tours

Sunbus picks up from every SeaLink ferry to take you to your destination. In addition to single journeys you can purchase all day pass to tour the Island at your leisure.

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