Magnetic Island is located 8 km from the town of Townsville and has an area of 52 km². It is famous for its wild flora and fauna which are preserved. Most of the island is classified as a national park: “Magnetic Island National Park”. This is also the place where there would be the largest population of koalas!
Explore Magnetic Island by Ferry
SydneyFacile offers packages including return ferry transfers, hostel nights and some meals for a relaxing stay.
Places to see
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
One of the most famous hikes is the Magnetic Island Forts Walk, which leads to the World War II forts. From this vantage point, you will have a magnificent view of the island.
Magnetic Island is known to be one of the best snorkelling spots: the depths of the island are home to impressive underwater life, making it the ideal spot for beginners. The best snorkelling spots are in Florence Bay, Geoffrey Bay, Alma Bay and Arthur Bay (where you can even see turtles).
The rocks of Geoffrey Bay
Meet the “rock wallabies”! They are wallabies living in the rocks. You can feed them directly by hand (carrots, sweet potatoes, apples or papayas only). The highest chance of seeing them is in the rocks of Geoffrey Bay.
The beach of Horseshoe bay
Swim in Horseshoe Bay beach, one of the only beaches with a jellyfish net. It is also a good spot to watch the sunset.
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