Magnetic Island


Magnetic Island is only accessible by ferry. Two companies run ferries here. You can take your car but the island is very small so it is not necessary.

Island Bar

Awesome beach bar attached to the backpackers. They have some big parties and when it is quiet it is a good spot to chill out.

Marlin Bar Tavern

Great place for a beer.

The Arcadia Hotel

Good bar with $12 meals. They sometimes have live music here

Fantasea Cruising Magnetic Island

Morning and evening ferry


Frequent services.

Pro Dive

Great place to take diving courses or trips to the reef and Yongala.

Pleasure Divers

Dive courses and multi day trips.

Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks

Guides can be a bit rude.

The Forts Walk

2 hour return walk to ruined WWII gun placements. Great views from the top.

Horseshoe Bay to Radical Bay

Start at the eastern side of Horseshoe Bay Beach. ;Be aware of the tides here because you can get stuck on a high tide.

Base Magnetic Island

Great hostel. Resort style grounds and swimming pool. Right on the beach. Bar attached.

Bungalow Bay YHA

Great hostel on the beach with a pool, bar and a koala sanctuary.