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Introduction

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

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Magnetic Island is an island in the Great Barrier Reef, 10 kilometres off the coast of Queensland near Townsville. It has become popular as a holiday destination with lots of hotels and resorts catering to visitors. A 27 km² national park has some nice walking tracks and lots of wildlife to explore. Several World War II forts are on the island, which can be visited.

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Geography

The mountainous island has a total land area of 52 km² and is located in Cleveland Bay just offshore from Townsville. Over half of the island is occupied by the Magnetic Island National Park, which is mostly located in the hilly interior and north-western side of the island. Mount Cook's summit is its highest point at 497 metres above sea level.

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Towns

  • Picnic Bay
  • Nelly Bay
  • Arcadia
  • Horseshoe Bay

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Sights and Activities

  • Magnetic Island National Park

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Getting There

Magnetic Island is the most accessible island in the Great Barrier Reef, but only by boat.

By Boat

  • SeaLinl Queensland operates a passenger ferry from Townsville to Nelly Bay. It leaves 15-18 times a day, and takes 20 minutes to reach the island. Ferries depart from the Breakwater Terminal on Sir Leslie Thiess Drive. A return trip costs $32 for an adult and $16 for children and pensioners. [1]
  • Fantasea Cruising Magnetic operates a ferry that transports cars as well as passengers. The ferries depart 6-8 times a day from their terminal at Ross St in South Townsville. A return fare for an adult is $29, children are $17 and standard vehicles are $178 return.[2]

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Base Magnetic Island1 Nelly Bay Road Nelly BayHostel81
Magnums On Magnetic7 Marine Parade Arcadia,Hostel-
Travellers Hideaway32 picnic St Picnic Bay magnetic Is Qld 4819Hostel-
Tropical Palms Inn34 Picnic St Magnetic Island QueenslandApartment89
Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA40 Horseshoe Bay RoadHOSTEL82
Arcadia Beach Guest House27 Marine Parade Arcadia, Magnetic IslandGUESTHOUSE80

References

  1. 1 SeaLink Ferry Prices (sourced Jun 2013)
  2. 2 Fantasea Timetables and PricesSourced Jun 2013

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