Magnetic Island National Park

National Parks and Reserves

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.

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.

Facilities

Aboriginal Culture Beaches & Surf Birdwatching Carpark Family Fishing Indigenous themes and/or interpretation International Lookouts Nature & Wildlife Public Toilet Snorkelling Swimming Walk

Rates

Free Entry

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Magnetic Jet Ski Tours

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View of rocky coastline and blue ocean.

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One of their 23 bays or beaches!

Magnetic Islands BEST Bus Tours

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Aquasearch

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Aquascene Charters

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