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Stroll along a golden-sand beach, snorkel with a turtle, hike through a eucalypt forest and enjoy a drink beneath the palm trees on this enchanting hideaway just a short ferry ride from Townsville.

Magnetic Island is an attractive combination of national park and small coastal villages. This pleasant vacation spot is nestled in Cleveland Bay, just off the coast of bustling Townsville.

Magnetic Island, or “Maggie” to the locals, is 12,627 acres (5,110 hectares) in size with more than half of the island covered by national park. The hilly island dotted with boulders is home to some 2,500 people and a wide variety of wildlife.

Take the ferry over to the island and marvel at the scenery during the cruise. Once you reach Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal at Nelly Bay, go your own way by renting a car or let someone else do all the driving by joining a guided tour. Walkers are easily catered for as well with over 15 miles (24 kilometers) of walking tracks mapped out in Magnetic Island National Park. Koalas and rock wallabies are commonly seen among the eucalyptus trees and granite boulders.

Make the most of the warm tropical weather by trying some watersports. Many exciting options are available, but snorkeling among the fringing coral reefs never gets old. Let the sun warm your skin to dry off while lazing on one of the many golden beaches, including those at Picnic Bay.

Challenge yourself to the Forts Walk on Mt Cook, which marks the island’s highest point at 1,630 feet (497 meters). The forts date back to World War II and, along with an interesting history, provide panoramic views over the island and Queensland coast.

After a day of activities, relax with a meal and drink at one of the many bars and restaurants around the island. Enjoy fresh local seafood with vegetables sourced from the rich agricultural areas on the mainland.

Choose from the wide range of accommodations options if you are able to stay the night. After sunset, listen for the mournful call of the curlew and point a torch up in the tree canopy to spot a brushtail possum out on its nightly forage.

Magnetic Island was named by explorer James Cook, who said it affected his compass. No proof of any such magnetic interference was ever found, however everyone who comes to Townsville will feel the pull of this irresistible island.


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Peppers Blue on Blue AU$196
Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2019
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Peppers Blue on Blue

Peppers Blue on Blue

123 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay, QLD
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location next to the ferry terminal Rooms and facilities are great Most importantly staff are friendly and always willing to help

    Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island AU$270
    Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019
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    Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island

    Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island

    146 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay, QLD
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Position great, check in person a stickler for 2pm time

      True North Bed & Breakfast AU$169
      Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2019
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      True North Bed & Breakfast

      True North Bed & Breakfast

      48 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Horseshoe Bay, QLD
         
        4.7 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Lovely jungle Like setting and huge great breakfast delivered to our room

        Magnetic Sunsets Resort AU$229
        Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2019
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        Magnetic Sunsets Resort

        Magnetic Sunsets Resort

        7 Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay, QLD
           
          4.6 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Loved our stay at Magnetic Sunsets Resort. Thankyou Melita for making our stay so enjoyable

          Cstay AU$75
          Reviewed on 18 May 2019
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          Cstay

          Cstay

          32 Picnic Street, Picnic Bay, QLD
             
            4.7 of 5
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            We enjoyed our stay at Cstay, nice, clean and has everything you need.

            Arcadia Beach Guest House AU$69
            Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2019
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            Arcadia Beach Guest House

            Arcadia Beach Guest House

            27 Marine Parade, Arcadia, QLD
               
              4.3 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This is a great place to stay. I have been a Townsville resident for many years and have only just discovered it. I will be back again for weekend breaks. I an and his staff are great hosts. Jim Monaghan

              Sails On Horseshoe
              Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2019
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              Sails On Horseshoe

              Sails On Horseshoe

              13 Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay, QLD
                 
                4.5 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great location, nice balcony, good cooking facilities

                Tropical Palms AU$140
                Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2019
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                Tropical Palms

                Tropical Palms

                34 Picnic Street, Magnetic Island, Picnic Bay, QLD
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Large, clean rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice small pool.

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