Summer on Magnetic Island
Summer on Magnetic Island is a must if you want to truly experience one of Australia’s gems. Tropical weather and beautiful beaches – nothing is better.
A ferry ride away from Townsville, there’s so much to do during summer on Magnetic Island. Activities for all ages, interests and budgets. You’ll find an experience for every minute you’re there.
Summer on Magnetic Island creates memories to treasure for years to come. Whether you stay for a couple of days or an entire week, there’s no limit to what you can and can’t do.
If you’ve always wanted to check out the Great Barrier Reef, now is the time to do it. It’s easy from Magnetic Island. There are a number of places to buy or hire snorkelling gear, as well as snorkelling cards designed to be worn on your wrist – these cards are used as guides for exploring. Surface floats help your stay on track, and you can rest at designated points. Beginners can navigate around Nelly Bay, while those with more experience may explore Geoffrey Bay.
The island boasts 25 kilometres of walking tracks, so any walking or hiking enthusiast will be spoilt for choice. Walk your way across bays and right through Magnetic Island National Park. A favourite of many, the Forts Walk takes one and a half hours to complete. Here you’ll discover WWII forts, gun emplacements and spectacular views of the Coral Sea.
Over in Picnic Bay, there is a choice of two short hikes to Hawkings Bay or Rocky Bay. You can even take the scenic route into the National Park passing Endeavour Falls – just take the ‘Nelly Bay to Arcadia’ walk.
See the koalas
It’s believed the majority of koalas in northern Australia reside on Magnetic island. You can hold koalas at Bungalow Bay Koala Village, grabbing a photo of the experience. If you want to see them out and about, you’re likely to get your wish at Forts Walk in the morning or late afternoon.
With warm weather, gorgeous scenery, and plenty to do, Magnetic Island is sure to please. For the full list of activities and accommodation, check out our directory at Magnetic Island Online.