Full moon party

A Magnetic Island tradition since 2004, Australia pays homage to Thailand's Koh Pha Ngan Full Moon Party, with Queensland's own monthly event featuring the hippest and hottest DJ's from near and far as well as well-known musical acts such as Krafty Kuts, Mark Dynamix, Benny Benassi, Martin Solveig, Hed Kandi, TV Rock, Timmy Trompet, Havana...

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Weddings

With 320 reliable days of sunshine and consistently warm weather, close to the mainland, Magnetic Island is an ideal venue for a destination wedding. A tropical paradise, Magnetic Island has 20 bays and beaches and a variety of scenic locations for a beach ceremony as well as luxurious reception locations for groups of all sizes....

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Snorkeling

Some describe Magnetic Island as a snorkeler’s paradise, and with good reason. The water is stunningly blue and fringing reefs offer an easily accessed underwater world amongst the corals to explore. The island has two official snorkeling 'trails', marked by surface floats, and equipment rental is readily available. Magnetic Island lies within the Great Barrier...

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Fishing

Magnetic Island is a fisherman's paradise, with angling possible from the beach, rocky points, and inshore waters. A catch is virtually guaranteed, with trophies as large as 22 pound Coral Trout and 44 pound Spanish Mackerel being landed by Magnetic Island fishermen. You are able to fish for bream, flathead, whiting, queen fish, and trevally...

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Diving

Magnetic Island is located within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and enjoys consistent warm water temperatures around 20°C. Diving is exceptional here on Magnetic, with opportunities available for both beginners and experts to explore an underwater world of canyons, swim throughs, caves, gullies, and incredible wall dives. In amongst the multitude of bays and rocky...

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Driving

Whether you bring your personal vehicle over onboard the ferry or rent your ride on the island, driving on Magnetic Island is a delightful way to explore island life and enjoy the variety of scenery and activities that can be readily found here. Navigation is easy, though road conditions may vary. Always check tide tables...

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Bush walking

Bushwalking enthusiasts will find that Magnetic Island is blessed by a full 25km of hiking paths. Walking tracks connect many of the island's bays and communities and offer unsurpassed views from vantage points high upon ridges and headlands. There's simply no better way to spend a few hours in paradise than to trek through dense...

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Moke hire

Explore the roads of Magnetic Island the fun way with a quintessential mini-moke hire. Both classic and new topless mokes are readily available for day hire in a variety of fun tropical colors. Motor from Nelly Bay to Picnic Bay and stop anywhere in between. The island is yours for day behind the week of...

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Bird watching

Magnetic Island is ideal for bird watching within the neighborhood of 150 native species of local and migratory birdlife able to be found on the island. Take a bushwalk along one of the lowland trails and search for little tern, bush and beach stone curlews, grey goshawk, white-rumped swiflet, black-necked stork, sooty oystercatcher, wedge-tailed and...

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Golf

Magnetic Island Country Club is the island's 9-hole golf course, open daily to the public from dawn until dusk. Located against a backdrop of rugged hills and lush vegetation at Picnic Bay and adjacent to the National Park, the course has been played on by Greg Norman who ranked it amongst the best he has...

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Movies

First Saturdays are movie day at the All Seasons Resort in Nelly Bay, with a selection of Australian and international films presented by the Magnetic Island Film Society (MIFS). MIFS is dedicated to bring newly-released movies to Magnetic Island, often productions that may not be seen on the commercial screens in Townsville. MIFS also presents...

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Markets

Magnetic Island has two popular open-air market scenes, both with local produce, ready-to-eat food and drinks, clothing, artwork, handicrafts, jewelry, and lively music whilst you shop. Arcadia has a Friday Night market weekly at the RSL Hall, hours 6.00pm-8.00pm. Horseshoe Bay's Market is open the second and last Sunday of every month under the trees...

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