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Magnetic Island's popularity grows with record numbers.

Renowned travel writer Kendall Hill may travel the world for a living but it's Magnetic Island that knocked this experts socks off.

"You can keep the Caribbean, the Seychelles and the Maldives. For my money, the best island in the world is right here in our back yard. On Magnetic there are no five-star resorts, no pretensions and no stress — just abundant wildlife, dramatic scenery and white-sand beaches lapped by the waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park." Kendall said.

"I discovered my perfect tropical island. It’s unpretentious and undeveloped, relative to Queensland’s better known islands – brimming with wildlife, friendly people, ridiculously beautiful and just ... serene."

It seems that Kendall isn't the only Victorian who has discovered the attraction of Magnetic Island with visitors from the southern state a steady presence on Magnetic Island since the commencement of direct flights from Melbourne.  SeaLink's General Manager, Chris Briggs, has confirmed we have seen an increase of Victorians since the flights commenced and that has continued throughout the year.  

SeaLink are making it easy for visitors and locals alike to discover more on Magnetic Island these school holidays with some great value offers.  Families can travel to Magnetic Island for just $66 return and students are offered a 2 for $30 deal for the duration of the school holidays.  Our other popular deal is the Sunrise Saver which offers Townsville locals a 50% discount on adult and child return fares every day during school holidays and on the weekend outside of school holidays for travel taken on the 7.05am service from Townsville.

Check out our Special Offers page for more info and specials available throughout the year from SeaLink.

Radical Bay Piano
Radical Bay piano. Photo courtesy @wheresyoyo
Rocky Bay
Rocky Bay lookout. Photo courtesy @rellish77

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