There is every opportunity to evoke your inner explorer while holidaying on Magnetic Island. Discover the extensive 25km network of walking trails which offer rare encounters and expansive views.
Magnetic Island is typical of the dry tropics. Two thirds of Magnetic Island is protected National Park so visitors are granted the rare chance to see nature in all of its unspoiled splendour. Millions of trees inhabit the Island’s landscape, including strands of sweet smelling eucalypts that are home to northern Australia’s largest colony of wild Koalas. Relish the experience of encountering these beautiful creatures in their natural environment. Many other remarkable species of wildlife also inhabit Magnetic Island, including the graceful Rock Wallaby, the shy echidna, the mischievous possum and over 180 species of bird-life. Be swept away by the charming calls of the vibrant Rainbow Lorikeets, minute Sunbirds and distinctive Curlews.
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 Darwin, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide. 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 via high-speed catamaran or car ferry. Sealink QLD offer a fast and convenient passenger service to the Island in air-conditioned comfort taking only 20 minutes. The drive on, drive off convenience of Magnetic Island Ferries is also available providing a no fuss, efficient service with facilities to accommodate most vehicles including campers and trailers.