Australia Day: Thurs 26 Jan



Come and enjoy Australia Day 2018 and the long weekend, right here on Magnetic Island! With discounted Australia Day Sealink ferries ($50 family and $25 adult), you could travel the island by bus or car to test your skills in all the competitions, or find a favourite and settle into a fun Aus Day.

Here are your choices:


Australia Day at Alma Bay
Starting at 9am until 4pm join the fun at Alma Bay with beach cricket, beach volleyball, fastest man on the sand, surf boat races, treasure hunt, inflatable thong race, tug of war, beer garden from midday, burgers and bangers BBQ, face painting and raffles. Hosted by the Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club and supported by Sealink.


Base Backpackers (Nelly Bay) - The Island Bar
OZZY WEEKENDER! (Australia Day Long Weekend)

Thursday 25th
Bogan Bingo and live music from Micka Scene starting at 6pm.

Friday 26th
Base is firing up two big smokers for the ultimate cook off (Fantini VS Woodley) Punching tinnies and Smashing Winnies - more tunes from the incredible Micka Scene.

Saturday 27th
JJJ Hottest 100, BBQ will be blazing and The Way We Are closing us out.

Sunday 28th
The sounds keep coming JJJ hottest 200 and our resident DJ Babybreath Sam Halloran PLUS 50c Wings ALL DAY!


Please note the following listings are still to be confirmed with each venue. Return to this page closer to 26 January:

Arcadia Village Hotel - Annual Oz Day Cricket Match + MORE
Starting at 10am get ready for the annual Australia Day Cricket Match, plus a FREE kids jumping castle, Triple J's Hottest 100 and a BBQ lunch set for 1pm. Live music from Ross River Band.

Picnic Bay Hotel
The annual Aussie Games Day includes Pie Eating Competition, Thong Throwing Competition, Keg Throwing and lots more with great prizes to win! Plus Triple J's Hottest 100.

Sandi's On Magnetic Island (Horseshoe Bay)
THE CHALLENGE: You must finish 8XXXX chilli wings that are coated in the world's hottest sauce. They will be hot, hot, hot!!! How hot can you handle?
THE PRIZE: A bottle of Uberfire Chilli Sauce, (the world's hottest chilli sauce), a jug of beer to put out the flames and the glory and title of 'Absolute Bloody Legend'!
Limited spots and bookings are essential.
Call 4758 1673 to book your spot.

Marlin Bar
Triple J's Hottest 100 from 11am plus $15 Parmy Night.