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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quest Townsville on Eyre

North Ward, Townsville Area
From AU$149 - 621
Quest Townsville on Eyre offers stylish and spacious serviced apartment accommodation, with flexible designs for individuals, families or colleagues travelling together. Ideal for the short stay or extended stay business or leisure traveller.

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.

Oaks M on Palmer

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$103 - 456
Townsville hotels come no more spacious, affordable and comfortable than Oaks M on Palmer, making it the perfect Townsville hotel choice for those wanting to make the most of this exciting coastal city with prime access to local attractions, and the comfort of fully serviced and spacious apartment living.

Orchid Guest House

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 150
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.

Beachside Magnetic Harbour Apartments

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$232 - 400
Beachside Magnetic Harbour holiday apartments are located on the marina in Nelly Bay Magnetic Island. With ocean, harbour and parkland views from these near new luxury one, two or three bedroom apartments you will be sure to have a happy and memorable holiday on this island paradise.
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