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Magnetic Island
Queensland 4819 Australia

Magnetic Island National Park
Magnetic Island, Townsville Area

Free Entry

13 7468


Rocky granite headlands and towering hoop pines stand sentinel over tranquil sandy bays on this rugged, mountainous island covered with open eucalypt woodlands and surrounded by coral reefs. The island is easily accessible from Townsville and is noted for its abundant wildlife and varied history. It lies within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

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Explore Magnetic Island's most picturesque spots via a 36 kilometre network of walking tracks. Look for koalas, rock-wallabies, possums and a variety of birds. Swim or snorkel in secluded sandy bays and explore diverse reef and fish life. Discover the island's rich cultural heritage. Learn about the Wulgurukaba Aboriginal people's strong island connections. Visit historic sites linked to World War II. Look out to sea and imagine what it must have been like for those who watched the sea in less peaceful times.

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Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Open Times

Note: National park - open 24 hours.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

How To Get There

Travel eight kilometres north-east of Townsville. Take a vehicle barge or fast ferry service (only 30 minutes). Bicycles, motorbikes and mini-vehicles can be hired on the island.

Free Entry

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