City Guide Magnetic Island, Australia

Visiting Magnetic Island

A gateway to the Great Barrier Reef where the sun shines 320 days a year, sounds like a little piece of paradise.

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Magnetic Island City Reviews

  • 60%


    Great, quiet island

    Really cool nature and landscape there on Magnetic Island. For me it was definitely too quiet though. You couldn't really go in the water, just in the protected areas. Also not too much going on and the places are really spread out on the island with buses not really going regularly. But the island itself is amazing with a lot of nature, animals, hidden beaches..

    Insider Tip:Do all the walks on the island. That's the best.

  • 90%


    Maggie island is the bomb

    Between the rock wallaby's and wild koalas Maggie island is definitely a place I'll be coming back to! There's so much to do and so much room for activities!

    Insider Tip:Definitely check out x base because yha sucks

  • 100%


    Magnetic Island - mini piece of paradise

    Magnetic Island is a beautiful place to escape from the mainland - It has stunning nature parks and amazing places to dive

    Insider Tip:Dive with Magnetic Dive - based at Maggie base hostel, by far the most professional and fun dive school on the island

  • 60%


    lovely island

    Good for chilling out, hiking, nature stuff. Would be a bit stuck if weather not good so avoid rainy season.

  • 80%


    Maggie retreat

    Beautiful getaway, a little paradise off the mainland. Secluded, this isn't a party island (with the exception of Base in Nelly bay) you come here to relax and bask in the beautiful surrounds. Slightly disappointed that I could do neither kayaking or horse riding as I was the only one wanting the tour-tail end of the season bit me on the behind. Alas, it mattered not, go and be charmed.

    Insider Tip:Come here and completely avoid Townsville-there is nothing to do and its not pretty! Remember your insect repellant and water-humid doesn't cover it. Feed the cutest wallabies at Geoffrey Bay, go prepared with a chopped apple and they will literally eat from your hand

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Northern Queensland is where you will find some of Australia’s most diverse land. After returning from an island boasting over 320 days of sunshine, there is a sleepy coastal town to chill out for a day or two, a hectic with to party in and the meeting of the rainforest and the reef.

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