Forts walk, Magnetic Island National Park

Townsville, Townsville Area

One of the most popular tracks on the island, the Forts walk leads to historic WWII fortifications and infrastructure.

Along the way, stop to take in breathtaking views to the Palm Island Group in the north and Bowling Green Bay National Park in the south. Remember to look upwards as well! Dozing koalas are often seen in the trees along the track.

The 360 degree views from the top of the fortifications are more than worth the walk!

The Australian Coast Artillery Units operated the Forts complex from 1943 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945.

Journey Details

Duration
1.5 Hours
Distance
4 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking

Other Information

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Forts walk, Magnetic Island National Park

One of the most popular tracks on the island, the Forts walk leads to historic WWII fortifications and infrastructure.

Along the way, stop to take in breathtaking views to the Palm Island Group in the north and Bowling Green Bay National Park in the south. Remember to look upwards as well! Dozing koalas are often seen in the trees along the track.

The 360 degree views from the top of the fortifications are more than worth the walk!

The Australian Coast Artillery Units operated the Forts complex from 1943 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See the web site for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 4 kms
Route Type Return

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