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Party on Magnetic Island

Things to do

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todolistThere’s always something to do on Magnetic Island!

Whether you’re choosing from our online 24/7 real time What’s On calender, or wanting to plan an escape, here are some extra suggestions below:

Download the Top Island To-Do's PDF magneticisland_todos.pdf


• Take The Forts walk to spot a koala, see the World War II ruins and the amazing view of the Coral Sea, Cape Cleveland, Palm Island and beyond!

• Observe the rock wallabies at Geoffrey Bay in Arcadia

• Snorkel the Nelly Bay and Geoffrey Bay self-guided Snorkel Trails (easy access), or snorkel the island's fringing reefs in Arthur or Florence Bays (more remote access)

• Scuba dive and discover the local shipwrecks including the Yongala

• Try and spot the 180 species of birds that frequent the island

• Navigate your way around the island by road, or learn more about island life with a tour

• Explore the endless walking tracks through the island’s National Parks

• Cuddle a koala or kiss a croc at Bungalow Bay Koala Village

• Enjoy the local island live music scene

• Fire up the BBQ, grab the crew and enjoy a great selection of grassy foreshore vistas

• Rave all night at our famous Full Moon Down Under Parties at Base Magnetic Island - the biggest on the East Coast of Oz!

• Visit the local artists and art galleries

• Drop a line off the heritage listed Picnic Bay Jetty

• Enjoy a choice of massages and indulgence packages

• Take the 4WD road and picnic at secluded West Point and try and find the geocache

• Sail around the island to discover it’s 23 hidden bays and it’s best anchorages to make your own

• Visit the Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre and step into the island’s colourful past

• Test your fitness level or just have fun with a great selection of water sports at Horseshoe Bay

• Hop on board and take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel, dive or fish

• Stop at Horseshoe Bay, West Point or the end of Picnic Bay Jetty and catch a brilliant sunset

• Climb the island’s spectacular rocky outcrops

• Check out the many waterfalls in wet season for a great refresher!

• Take in a cabaret dinner at Stage Door Theatre Restaurant - the best in NQ!

• Play a round of  golf at the Picnic Bay Country Club

• Test out the greens at the Magnetic Island Bowling Club

• Gallop from the bush to the Coral Sea on horseback

• Pick up something special at the island markets

• See the island from the air with the Red Baron

• Choose from our wide selection of accommodation, restaurants and hotels

• Try a bush tucker breakfast at Bungalow Bay Koala Village

• Taste an exquisite cocktail over lunch or dinner while you take in the ocean views

• Hop on board and enjoy the biggest jet ski area available on the east cost of OZ

• Grab a good book or just sit back and relax on any of our uniquely individual 23 bays and beaches

• Check out our weekly 'What's On' calender for the lastest Magnetic Island listings of activities and events.

We've also got a great list of wet season activities on Magnetic Island.

Do you want to stay up to date with what's on?
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We hope you enjoy your stay on Magnetic Island!

Scenic Flights
You can also circumnavigate Magnetic Island on the Red Baron seaplane. Departing from The Strand (Townsville). View coral reefs, rocky granite headlands all of the island's 23 beaches and an abundance of marine life!

Download 'Top Island To-Do's'