Base Magnetic Island

Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville Area

Indicative Rate * AU$10 to AU$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.

The private tent (no tent provided) also has sea views! Camping site rates are based per person, not per tent. You must bring your own tent!

The double rooms at Base are situated right on the rocks overlooking the ocean, you will not believe the view from your room!

The Island bar has extensive decks overlooking the water, spend a lazy afternoon sipping on a drink and take in the magnificent views Base has to offer. By night the party scene comes alive with funky tunes and awesome bar games to keep the crowd entertained. The Island bar at Base is the best party bar on the island!

Internet Access

  • Paid Wifi
  • Broadband

Facilities

  • Bar
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Laundry
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Tour Desk

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Our Rooms

Beach style bungalow with 4 sets of bunk beds, clean, modern and comfortable, Beds have freshly made up linen.

Beach style bungalow with 3 sets of bunk beds, clean, modern and comfortable, Beds have freshly made up linen.

Female only shared dorm (not ensuite), Welcome Gift pack includes fluffy towel, Shampoo & Conditioner & a drink.

Beach-style bungalows located just above the Coral Sea, Queen size bed, ensuite bathroom, full linen, towels provided.

Communal kitchen and bathrooms, Island bar for drinks, food & entertainment, Bring your own tent.

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Head in the Clouds: Ben Trupperbäumer, June Tupicoff and Ron McBurnie

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
25 August – 15 October 2017
The high altitude tropical cloud forests of the Atherton Tablelands are the focus of an exhibition of new works by Ben Trupperbäumer, June Tupicoff and Ron McBurnie. Each artist has created a body of work that is reflective of their different relationships to this unique landscape.

Lustre: Pearling and Australia Exhibition

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$8.80 - 38.00
2 September 2017 – 28 January 2018
From a 2,000-year-old natural pearl found in a Kimberley rock shelter to modern lustrous pearl jewellery, the exhibition Lustre: Pearling and Australia traces the fascinating heritage of pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.

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Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$8.80 - 38.00
9 September – 26 November 2017
Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering presents and shares knowledge, stories and art from nine tribal groups of rainforest people from far North Queensland - the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhun, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulnay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.

Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$8.80 - 38.00
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Do you have what it takes to be a pirate? Get hands-on with pirate history at this Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories series and developed in association with Scholastic UK.

Townsville Young Artist Awards

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
29 September – 22 October 2017
Townsville is home to a strong contingent of young and emerging artists, practicing in a variety of traditional and digital mediums. The annual exhibitions showcase works by a selection of these artists, with the Young Artist Awards offering prize categories for participants aged from pre-school to 18 years.

Glendi Festival

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
Free Entry
30 September – 2 October 2017
For thousands of years, the Greeks have enjoyed interaction and trade with neighbours around the Mediterranean and farther east to Asia. In a nod to this, the Festival will expand its offerings to include cuisines and displays from around Greece’s ‘neighbourhood’ ­celebrating Townsville’s cultural diversity.

QSO Plays Sibelius

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 45
4 October 2017
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Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
From AU$55 - 55
6 October 2017
Girls dressed as boys, using techniques for picking up women to pick up men … while wearing pink beehives - Got it? If not, perhaps you’d better consult Melbourne’s hottest cabaret trio The Desperettes.

JCU Graduate Exhibition

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
Free Entry
7 – 19 October 2017
James Cook University’s Graduate Exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the talents of Townsville’s emerging artists as they transition from student artists to professional artists.

October 4X4 Fun Day

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
8 October 2017
Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery.
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