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. Most of the island is protected as national park and features a 36 kilometre network of walking tracks. The island is easily accessible from Townsville and is noted for its abundant wildlife and varied history.

Explore Magnetic Island’s most picturesque spots on some of the island’s 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

Carpark Lookouts Public Toilet

Activities

Birdwatching Fishing Snorkelling Swimming Walk Walks

Indigenous Culture

Indigenous themes and/or interpretation

Rates

Free Entry

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Dive Site

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Aquascene Charters Magnetic Island Florence Bay

Aquascene Magnetic Island

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Pilgrim at anchor in Arthur Bay

Pilgrim Sailing – Magnetic Island

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View of rocky coastline and blue ocean.

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Hand with Rock Wallaby

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