Magnetic Island National Park

Magnetic Island National Park

Magnetic Island National Park
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia2,219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We are hikers and occasional swimmers so we went on more of a walking trip. Plenty to do here from waterskiing, diving, snorkeling, cruises to dining and enjoying the view, to checking out the walking tracks.

A bus takes you around town if you didn’t take a car but be wary at the ferry stop it takes a good 20min for all the tourists to get on and pay. About 4-8 dollars for a whole day trip depending on the day of week. Cars scooters and motorbikes for hire.
Written 11 July 2023
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Struthy
Yorkshire, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Got the ferry from Townsville. Very helpful lady selling the tickets advised us about using the bus & recommended buying the tickets there. Ferry trip took about 35 minutes to reach Nelly Bay. On arriving we got on the bus to Horseshoe Bay. This is a beautiful bay & very quiet on this particular day. We had a walk along the beach then sat by the swimming area to relax. We later caught the bus to Picnic Bay & had a walk along the jetty. We probably didn’t do the island justice as there are so many places to walk & visit, but we wanted to catch a return ferry about 4:30pm as we were facing a long drive the next day, but we will certainly return for longer.
Written 7 April 2020
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Jane W
Victoria, Australia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Amazing bays to visit fabulous walks which range from easy to energetic if you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will be able to handle it well. At times in some areas you will be clamoring over boulders and rocks, you will absolutely enjoy the diverse scenery. Remember to take plenty of water
Written 24 July 2021
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Holly G
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Myself and my boyfriend came here for a day. The island itself is beautiful, but in order to do anything you have to spend a ridiculous amount of money. The ferry from Townsville cost $90 . The transport is terrible. Especially considering you cannot get around the island by foot is more like a small town . The bus only come every other hour . Myself, my boyfriend tried to get a taxi to somewhere that was nine minutes away and they charged us $20 !! , You Can rent a tiny car for Ridiculous money and then Force added extras onto like insurance!!

This island is only good if you have a car to take of your own !
Written 14 May 2024
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Glenn W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Biggest problem for us was my research beforehand online and even speaking to Townsville locals that it was dog friendly but it’s definitely not. You can’t use the hop on bus, you can’t access the most popular walks or destinations with a small lap dog on a leash or carried. Car hire on island also doesn’t except dogs so better to leave pooch at home as only the ferry is dog friendly.
Written 22 July 2024
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LindaMMiller
Mackay, Australia4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
What an I missing? A pretty location and I very much enjoyed the Fort Walk, however the island is very tired looking and reminds me of Surfers Paradise or Airlie Beach in the 80s. Not one toilet block had soap - in these Covid times, this is simply unheard of. The food was very overpriced and to be honest, pretty terrible, including my morning coffee.
Written 14 April 2022
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Takas
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
I traveled with my elderly, less abled, Mother. She is unable to walk far and does not swim, so what would a hiking, swimming, snorkeling, Island paradise hold for her? She loved it! I am not sure if it was due to the COVID pandemic, winter or because we went on a Monday, but it was not crowded at all. The weather was glorious and the day relaxing and lovely. We hired a car and drove straight over to Horeshoe Bay. There we relaxed at a picnic table enjoying the view and playing cards. Then it was off the Alma Beach, it also has a beautiful scenic park from which to see this small but picturesque beach. Then onto Picnic Bay for lunch overlooking the bay and the jetty. The lunch was delicious and a stroll out onto the jetty a must. The water is clear and we could see fish swimming around. There is a chair conveniently placed to rest awhile. Then it was back to Nelly Bay for a look through the shops before returning the car. We caught a bus back to the ferry. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and happy. It was a lively day. We ok not stayed a dew hours. We saw just about everything. Would we stay overnight or longer? You bet! You can't beat enjoying the the short drives between places, the relaxing sit at beaches and the delicious food.
Written 21 July 2020
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ParaPete
Roma, Australia263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Love the Island and all it has to offer, from Horseshoe Bay to Picnic Bay, Nelly Bay to West Point from lying on the beach to snorkelling to hiking.
Something for everyone, whether your hypo or hyper active!
You have beaches with seclusion or beaches with people.
Views that are spellbinding, breathtaking and awe inspiring, nature at its best.
Accomodation on a budget or without, supermarket and hire car/mini mokes/taxi/public transport.
Plenty of eateries from Horseshoe bay to Picnic bay.
Ferries every hour a short stroll from the Strand in Townsville.
Wouldn’t actually mind living here!
Written 19 August 2020
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Kris W
Brisbane, Australia47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Reflecting on recent trip to Magnetic Island. Pretty place, a very real island. Not the place to go if you want to sip cocktails by the beach and enjoy the nightlife. Lots of restaurants closed. Wouldn’t return.
Written 10 May 2021
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A-Reel
Townsville, Australia462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Take a walk in the bush.
Great views.
Good exercise.
Wear good shoes – running shoes are fine.
Watch your step – it is a national park not a suburban walkway!
Wear a hat.
Take water – it is often hot on Maggie island.
Written 14 June 2020
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