Australia Day on Magnetic Island Celebrate and Enjoy

Why not celebrate Australia Day differently and head to beautiful Magnetic Island for the weekend? Whether you are in for a big party or a quiet celebration there are plenty of ways to celebrate here! 

Australia Day on Magnetic Island

Australia Day in 2020 Australia day falls on a Saturday and the public holiday is celebrated throughout Australia on Monday 27 January. Whether you want to relax in style for the long weekend, or take extra time off for a tropical holiday, Magnetic Island is the perfect destination.

Here are just some of the things happening on this beautiful Queensland Island.

Australia Day at Alma Bay

Saturday 26th January

9am to 4pm

Australia Day on Magnetic Island

There is the BBO and bangers BBQ, face painting, treasure hunt, tug of war, fastest man on the sand, and the inflatable thong race. The beer garden is open from midday.

Peppers Blue on Blue

Saturday 26 January

Family friendly fun day at Nelly Bay Marina. There is a bouncing castle on the deck from 11.30 am to 2.30pm, kids activities with Jo, the kids club ambassador, and a special lunch menu for the day.

Marlin Bar

Saturday 26th January and Sunday 27th January

There are lots of great specials and deals throughout Saturday and Sunday including the burger and great northern beer jug deal for just $25. Relax and chill.

Australia Day on Magnetic Island

Picnic Bay Hotel

Party at the picnic bay hotel with live music with band Zero Patience from 7pm to 11pm on Saturday. On Sunday 27th Jan there is Triple J Hottest 100 and games and on Monday 28th Jan there is the Triple J Hottest 200.

Base Backpackers

The Island Bar, Nelly Bar

“Washed up” happens on Sunday 27 January. The Easy Club and Base plan the hottest 100 from Triple J from 12noon followed by music from 2pm to late. Local DJs are poolside from 2pm to 8pm. Be there for the thong throwing competitions, volleyball, hotdog eating comp, and food and ice cold drinks all day.

Price: $15 Early bird by 11am. General admission $20 or pay $25 and get a free snag

Ferries go to Magnetic Island from Townsville regularly. Australia Day is a host of fun for all ages on Magnetic Island. Singles, couples, families – there is something for everyone! Book now to avoid disappointment.