Stay a day. Or a lifetime.

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Stay a while.

No matter where you choose to stay, the Island offers you idyllic sandy beaches within strolling distance of any location. The diversity of accommodation options is sure to cater for any taste or budget.

For a holiday with every luxury and indulgence the heart desires, opt for the extravagant resorts, hotels and waterfront villas on offer. There are also a great range of quality self-contained holiday homes, guesthouses, units, townhouses, and apartments for long or short term rental, located throughout each of the Island’s residential bays. If a rustic adventure is more your style take advantage of the quality backpacker resorts and camping facilities nestling among the eucalypts, or right on the beachfront. 

Wherever you choose to stay, Magnetic Island welcomes you and invites you to feel right at home.

tantalise your tastebuds

There is nothing quite like enjoying dinner on a balmy tropical island evening, and nothing more appetising than the fresh ocean air. Magnetic Island dining fully embraces the outdoor lifestyle of tropical North Queensland. Experience the breathtaking splendour of a brilliant sky while indulging in one of the many culinary delights on offer. 

Waterfront restaurants invite you to be swept away in the romance of dining in the company of a tropical moon. Various take away outlets allow a genuine island experience of dinner under the stars with ocean waves as background music. 

No hunger is too great, or too small on Magnetic Island. 

call paradise home

Magnetic Island offers you the best of both worlds. A stunning natural landscape of tranquil beaches and dramatic terrain, combined with all the conveniences of modern life. As the only island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park that offers freehold title, there is a local community consisting of up to 3000 permanent residents, enjoying a unique island lifestyle minus the usual sacrifices.

Whether you want to buy or rent the range of real estate available from which to select your island home is extensive, and there are also many promising opportunities available for the astute investor.

Browse our online publications

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.

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.