Car hire is readily available through the major companies in most cities within Australia. Thus, you may hire a vehicle and drive to Townsville, putting your hire vehicle on our Fantasea Cruising Magnetic ferry for direct service to Nelly Bay. Another option is to travel as a passenger on the ferry, then hire a car upon arrival on Magnetic Island. Car hire is available at affordable rates for the day or for longer periods of time. Vehicles are late model, automatic, and air-conditioned.

Independent Rentals (www.independentrentals.com.au or 1800 678 843) have agreements in place so that hire cars can be taken safely across on the ferry. Thrifty Car Rentals also allow vehicles to travel to Magnetic Island (www.thrifty.com.au or 1300 367 227). Please check your terms and conditions of car hire for more information.

Hiring a car to explore Magnetic Island offers you immense flexibility to enjoy all that the island has to offer. Keep your own schedule, and take in whatever strikes your fancy. Discover a hidden beach cove, snorkel, lounge in the sun, shop, dine, and more.