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A jewel of North Queensland located within the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island is situated a mere 8 kilometers’, 40 minutes from Townsville by ferry. With a population of only 2,500 people and a year round pleasant tropical climate, the island offers up a bounty of natural beauty and a plethora of activities sure to...

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Nelly Bay

Nelly Bay is the ferry's arrival point on Magnetic Island, as well as the main residential area of the island. The ferry terminal is served by island bus and taxis as well as options for car hire and bicycle rental being located nearby. The majority of the island's retail shopping and services are found in...

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Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay lies on the north side of Magnetic Island and as the largest bay on Magnetic Island, is popular for all variety of watersports, including boats available for hire. Charter and tour boats journey from the eastern end of the bay to the outer Great Barrier Reef and tour operators can sign you up...

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Picnic Bay

At the south end of Magnetic Island with views back to Townsville from the headlands lays the community of Picnic Bay. Cockle Bay is off to the west, and to the east lies Rocky Bay, one of the island's top locations for swimming and snorkeling. Picnic Bay's centerpiece is the old jetty, once the arrival...

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Bungalow Bay

Bungalow Bay Koala Village is a carefully designed accommodation on Magnetic Island made to resemble an island village. Bungalow Bay is located adjacent to Magnetic Island National Park on 8 acres of land and features private A-frame bungalows, as well as dorms and camping. On site there is an open air bar, restaurant, swimming pool,...

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Magnetic Island is 'pocket-sized', measuring approximately 7km by 5km. There are 10km of sealed roads and 25km of walking tracks on the island. Four villages lie in a line along the eastern shoreline; from south to north they are Picnic Bay, Nelly Bay, Arcadia, and Horseshoe Bay. Our ferry service arrives directly to Nelly Bay,...

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