Magnetic Island

It might only be a 20-minute ferry ride from Townsville, but once you set foot on Magnetic Island you’ll soon be running on island time.

Back to nature

  • Work your camera and your legs on the Forts Walk, keeping an eye out for koalas, WWII military base ruins and views of the island’s 23 bays and beaches.
  • Set out on a self-guided snorkelling tour of Geoffrey Bay then hand-feed rock wallabies once back on shore.
  • Venture off the beaten path to some (almost) secret national park beaches including Arthur, Radical and Florence Bay. 

Man-made adventure

  • Feel the wind in your hair behind the wheel of a classic moke or topless car, or set sail on a tall ship. 
  • Saddle up for horse riding through Maggie’s best beach and bush real estate.
  • Get your heart racing at Horseshoe Bay with jet-skiing and sea kayaking.

Plan your holiday

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The Ville Resort Casino

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$110 - 595
The Ville Resort - Casino is superbly located on the breakwater boasting a variety of accommodation rooms overlooking either Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea or Marina and city. Enjoy some of the best dining options Townsville has to offer at The Ville's restaurants.

Rydges Southbank Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$119 - 179
Rydges Southbank Townsville is centrally located on Palmer Street in the heart of Far North Queensland's capital. The beautiful accommodation rooms offer views of Townsville City, Castle Hill and Ross River Marina.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$194 - 580
Experience the unique allure of one of Australia’s most relaxed escape destinations, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Magnetic Island. Just 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is a blend of native Australian bushland, breathtaking beaches and sandy bays.

Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$140 - 565
The multi award winning Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville is ideally located in the heart of Townsville's premier dining precinct and close to the Strand, Castle Hill, central Central Business District precinct, Casino and all of Townsville's attractions.

Park Regis Anchorage

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$129 - 359
Park Regis Anchorage is a welcoming oasis in the heart of Townsville, Australia's largest tropical city. Park Regis Anchorage's great location, in the cosmopolitan Palmer Street dining precinct, means guests are an easy stroll from restaurants, cafes, bars, city nightlife and The Ville Resort and Casino.

Comfort Inn Robert Towns

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$99 - 189
This Townsville accommodation is in a quiet location on the edge of the city business district and adjacent to Government offices, Townsville City Council and all major businesses. Only minutes to The Strand and the Magnetic Island ferry terminal, Comfort Inn Robert Towns is literally walking distance to everything including restaurants and boutiques.

Dandaloo Gardens

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$80 - 120
Dandaloo Gardens have eight newly refurbished chalets in the tranquil bush setting of Arcadia , the best loved bay on Magnetic Island. Self catering and sleeping up to four (Queen bed and double sofa bed), they are within walking distance of Alma Bay, a family friendly patrolled beach, cafes, entertainment, theater restaurant and RSL club.

Townsville Central Hotel

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$89 - 167
Townsville Central Hotel is a hotel in the heart of the city. Located on vibrant Palmer Street, guests can enjoy a range of dining options at the surrounding cafes, bars and restaurants. Townsville’s main shopping mall, Flinders Mall, is close by and there is easy access to the city’s entertainment highlights.

Base Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$10 - 125
Base Backpackers is located right on the beach and is the only place to Stay and Play on Magnetic Island There is a choice of dorm rooms at Base from mixed dorms to the female sanctuary dorms which includes a sanctuary pamper package on arrival.

CStay Holiday Accommodation

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$55 - 70
Welcome to affordable holiday accommodation on magnificent Magnetic Island, just eight kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. If you want to party hard, CStay is not what you're looking for.
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