Magnetic Island National Park
Spot a koala
Lose yourself for a day or a week on Magnetic Island. The contrasting landscape makes this island destination truly distinctive. The rocky granite headlands fuse with sheltered bays and beaches, studded with majestic hoop pines trees, creating a dramatic coastline. Over two thirds of the island is protected as Magnetic Island National Park, providing a haven for native wildlife, like rock wallabies, possums, and over 100 species of birdlife. Magnetic Island is home to northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas living in the wild. Tropical fish and other marine life live in the surrounding reefs and tranquil waters. Explore the island on a network of walking tracks or explore the bays with a snorkel or a kayak and discover the island’s unique surrounds. Just 8km off the coast from Townsville, the island is easily accessible by vehicle barge or ferry.
Location and getting there
8km NE of Townsville. Access is via passenger and car ferry from Townsville.
Visitor facilities and opportunities
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