About Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, ‘the Jewel of the north’ is just 20 minutes by fast catamaran from Townsville, where you could be relaxing on some of the best beaches in North Queensland!

Magnetic Island presents a striking landscape of massive granite boulders, towering hoop pines, scenic sandy bays and fringing reefs. The island is noted for its abundant wildlife and varied history.

Two thirds of Magnetic Island is National Park with secluded but easily accessible bays and golden beaches.

You can explore The Magnetic Island’s most picturesque spots and enjoy spectacular views with 25 kilometers of walking tracks meandering through the protected national parks which are home to stands of eucalypts,

free-roaming koalas, rock-wallabies, curlews and Bluewing Kookaburras just a few of the 166 different species of wildlife to be found.

Swim or snorkel in secluded sandy bays and explore diverse reef and fish life. Coral reefs and shipwrecks provide spectacular diving sites, some just metres offshore.

Discover the island’s rich cultural heritage. Learn about the Wulgurukaba Aboriginal peoples strong island connections. Visit World War Two sites and imagine being a soldier watching the sea.

There are a vast range of activities available including: boat trips around the island, parasailing, scenic biplane Flights, water sports, golf, diving expeditions, jet skiing, great fishing, horse riding and island sea kayak tours.