“ Address: Depot / 112 Sooning St / Nelly Bay / Magnetic Island / 4819 / Australia / Tel: +61 0747 785377 / Car hire on Magnetic island „
Moke Magnetic is the place to hire an old style Moke. These cars are open top, no sides and a minimal windscreen. You can really feel the wind in your hair tearing round the corners of magnetic island. You also get a great view.
The hire centre is just to the left of the ferry port, you can hire pink ones, yellow ones, small or large. They arent very fast, they struggle on the hills and they can be a bit dangerous with the odd idiot doing some odd maneovers on the corners of the island roads. However, when driven safely they are a fun way to get to either end of the island.
The one draw back is that your not allowed to take them on the road that leads to florence/radical/arthur bays as the road isnt good quality. In my opinion these are the best beaches to go to, so maybe hire a 4x4 if you are more interested in snorkelling.
The company requires you to be over 21, have a credit card to leave as a deposit. Then you can drive off to see what the island has to offer.
They cost between $80 - $100 to hire for the day or 24hours, but you can hire them for a week if you like.
I can recommend this company to people who dont have long to explore the island, and who just want to visit beaches that are for sunbathing or restaurants. Not for people who want to see a bit of the reef or snorkel.