Situated on the tropical north coast of Queensland, Townsville is the perfect destination for your next holiday. With the paradise of Magnetic Island right on the doorstep, Townsville is the ideal place for an adventure with friends or an escape for the family.


Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, national and international events, award winning restaurants and attractions, National Parks and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it’s not hard to see why people are attracted to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

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Maggie – as it is affectionately known to the locals – is North Queensland’s most renowned and visited tourist attraction. Located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 8km off the coast of Townsville, Magnetic Island is a perfect escape. With 23 beaches and bays, Magnetic Island has the natural beauty and serenity of an untouched paradise, and is the perfect holiday spot to do as much (or as little) as possible


Your Magnetic Island Bucket List


  • - Put your dancing shoes on and rave all night at the famous Full Moon Down Under parties
  • - Take an underwater tour of the Island on the new interpretive snorkel trails
  • - Observe the rock wallabies at Geoffrey Bay in Arcadia
  • - See northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas in the wild on The Forts Walk
  • - Sail around the Island to discover some secluded bays