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.

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Rambutan

Townsville City, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$24 - 209
Rambutan is Australia's first ever resort-style backpacker hostel offering an impressive 58 rooms to accommodate a multitude of travellers in the heart of Townsville. This boutique resort is oozing with character, quaintness and style.

Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

Belgian Gardens, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$30 - 220
Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park truly has the premier location in Townsville, offering a spectacular beachfront outlook with stunning views of Magnetic Island. Only a short distance from the popular Strand or the city centre, they offer all your caravan, camping and accommodation needs in beautiful Tropical North Queensland.

Island Leisure Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$139 - 249
Island Leisure Resort is a small boutique resort. Their self-contained Polynesian bure-style units have a kitchen, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, television and outdoor dining patio. The resort is immersed in one acre of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens with a huge lagoon pool and spa.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
  • Deals
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.

Orchid Guest House

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$54 - 85
Orchid Guest House offers budget travellers or business visitors the option of staying in a quiet, homely atmosphere, where they can expect a peaceful sleep (no noise after 10pm) and to relax in a tranquil setting amongst the palm trees and orchids.

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.

City Oasis Inn

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100 - 400
Ideally situated in the centre of Townsville, they are a four star property only minutes from the vibrant Townsville Central Business District, The Strand and Castle Hill. They have a range of spacious room types to suit all guests, including motel style rooms, larger rooms with a kitchenette, pet friendly rooms and even a beautifully appointed miners cottage.

Rydges Southbank Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
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.

Palm Waters

North Ward, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$110 - 250
Palm Waters Holiday Apartments is a family owned and operated apartment complex perfectly located minutes walk from The Strand Waterfront and a short ten minute drive to the Townsville City Centre. The complex is home to 23 apartments featuring both one and two-bedroom townhouse style accommodation.

Allure Hotel and Apartments

South Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$115 - 352
Allure Hotel and Apartments is the new addition to the Townsville Accommodation market. They are a privately owned and operated hotel, offering stylish sophistication, innovative design, and grand hotel services on an intimate and personal scale.
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Forts Walk, Magnetic Island