Magnetic Island (Australia) Reviews
Description:Country: Australia / World Region: Australasia / Pacific / Magnetic Island, just offshore from the city of Townsville, ... more
Magnetic Island (Australia) ... Queensland, Australia in Cleveland Bay is a 52 km² mountainous island which has effectively become a suburb of Townsville having well over 2000 permanent residents. It is accessible from Townsville by ferry. Ferries arrive at Nelly Bay. There is a large 27 km² national park and bird sanctuary and excellent walking tracks can be taken between the populated bays and to a number of tourist destinations such as the World War II Forts.
Newest Review: ... from 5.30am until 11.30 pm. Tickets cost 32 dollars return for an adult and 16 dollars for children aged 5-14. The crossing is by fast catamaran and there are toilets and a small café on board. We were luck enough to spot dolphins on our crossing and the captain paused so we could all get a good look and take some pictures! If you intend taking your car then I suggest you check the sea link ... more
Customer Magnetic Island (Australia) Reviews (9)
by - written on 25/08/12 (Very useful, 69 readings)
Having just returned from a trip to Australia I have many reviews to write! I recently reviewed bungalow bay koala hostel on Magnetic Island and said I would review the Island at a later date, so as promised here is that review! Magnetic Island ( or Maggie as it is known) lies just 8 KM off the coast of Townsville in Queensland. The Island measures 52 square km's and has 40 km of beautiful coastline and 60 km of roads to explore. The Island is 2/3 National park and is situated on the Great Barrier Reef. The granite rock formations are softened by the lush greenery .The Island has a resident population of around 2,500,so feels like area so feels like a real ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/10/10, updated on 05/10/10 (Very useful, 66 readings)
Magnetic Island is situated off the coast near Townsville, km north of Brisbane and km south of Cairns. The island is only a twenty minute ferry ride from the mainland and as it has several "normal" settlements, not just tourist resorts, it's accessible by a reasonably priced ferry (a return family ticket cost around 60 AUD). The island is something of a tropical paradise, with the chief two attractions being bushwalking in its mostly wooded interior and swimming and snorkeling off its beaches. Many people visit the island as a day trip from Townsville. We spend two nights (and one full day) here and as our kind hosts lend us their ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/05/10 (Very useful, 77 readings)
This is my new home for the next 5 months or so. Magnetic Island is 20 minutes by ferry for $30 return from Townsville in Queensland. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been in Australia. Most people only come here for a few days to see the beaches, the wildlife and relax. I am now working in a hostel here and really enjoying myself. The hostel Im staying in has a wildlife park that the public can go to. Bungalow Bay is the most chilled out hostel, with a bar and restaurant that close early so you can get a decent nights sleep. Otherwise theres Base or Magnums which have loud bars and although they are both great locations ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/09/09 (Very useful, 25 readings)
I went to Magnetic Island on a two night trip organised by YHA Australia. To get there you have to take a ferry from Townsville (this was included in the cost of my trip). Once on the island most of the accommodation will collect you from the ferry terminal or you can take an island bus for a small charge (I think it was $2). The accommodation books up quickly so make sure you book it far enough in advance. I stayed at the YHA lodge which is a series of bungalows in Horseshoe Bay, it was very nice and the hostel had its on bar/restaurant as well. The hostel is also home to Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary, which houses a wide variety of animals and you are given ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/01/09 (Very useful, 63 readings)
If you happen to be travelling down the east coast of australia, this is one place you must go. Magnetic Island is one of my favourite places down the east coast. There are different packages you can get when you go to Magnetic Island, the one I signed up for myself was a package including 2 night accomodation, return ferries from Townsville and you could pay an extra £10 to do a wildlife tour at this particular hostel. I stayed at Bungalow Bay Koala Village which is a YHA so was a very clean hostel with good cooking facilities and staff. The only problem I would say with this hostel is that the parrots and birds from the ... Read the complete review
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