Winter is on its way and it’s time to plan your getaway. Escape the chill and stay vibing – enjoy Winter on Magnetic Island!
With perfect weather – 27 degrees averagely during the day – you can enjoy winter on Magnetic Island. There is a blissful balance of not too hot and not too cold – the ideal conditions to do the many activities this island has to offer.
There is so much to do during winter on Magnetic Island. Let’s take a look.
Winter is the best time to look out for the “gentle giants of the sea.” Mid-July to August is their annual migration period, and it’s prime whale-watching time. A 3-hour cruise will take you into the waters surrounding Townsville, Magnetic Island, and the Palm Island Group. Humpback whales love playing in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef during this time of the year. While you’re onboard the spacious vessel with two decks, you’ll hear commentary and enjoy morning tea.
No trip to Magnetic is complete without snorkelling. The best places to do it are Arthur Bay on the northern edge, Florence Bay on the southern edge, and Geoffrey Bay. At Geoffrey Bay, you can walk at low tide but don’t walk directly on coral.
During winter months, there are no stingers, so it’s ideal for swimming. The water temperature is comfortable even in winter – so go for it! A number of bays all around the island are great for swimming. The best swimming holes are at Rocky Bay – small and secluded if you want some peace and quiet, and Alma Bay with shady lawns and playground.
For the one who prefers a relaxing time, a round of golf will do the trick. The Magnetic Island Country Club is open to the public. There you can rent golf clubs and buggies, before taking in the beautiful surroundings as you hit a bucket of balls.
Sailing around Maggie is a must-do. There are day trips or sunset cruises. Snorkelling can be included during your day cruise. Jazza Sailing Tours is very popular, offering both day and sunset options. Lunch is included during the day, and you can bring your own alcohol for the sunset cruise.
Escape the winter blues on Magnetic Island. Check out the Magnetic Island Online directory to start planning your holiday.