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Why Magnetic Island is Australia’s Favourite Island

I regularly shout from the roof tops “I love Magnetic Island!” Talking to people about Magnetic Island and the beautiful city of Townsville, North Queensland, is not just my job, it’s my passion.

The island has its charms, friendly locals, the largest Koala colony in Northern Australia, snorkel trails, shipwrecks to dive and explore, secluded beaches, endless walking tracks and always a good bite to eat, great coffee and easily accessible cold beverages.

Don’t just take my word for it, read what others have to say about Magnetic Island.

Online Reviews Give the Island 5 Stars

Booking.com rates Magnetic Island as one of Australia’s 9 most captivating island’s! This is not to bad considering there are over 8,000 islands’ around the nation!

We also live in one of the friendliest cities in Australia according to Booking.com. In Townsville, we are a friendly bunch and some think good looking too! 

Magnetic Island is World Class

Back in 2017, Kendall Hill, a reporter for Escape, touted Magnetic Island as the best Castaway Island in the world. We agree! The island is full of abundant wildlife, dramatic scenery and beautiful sandy beaches!  

To prove Kendall was not crazy back in 2017, in December last year our friends across the ditch in cold and windy New Zealand have given Magnetic Island the title of “Australia’s Best Day Out”! Maybe the heat got to them.

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When are you visiting Magnetic Island?

You can visit Magnetic Island any day of the year. You’ll love it like everyone else who has visited. The ferry to Magnetic Island only takes 20 minutes,and up to 18 trips a day.

If you head over to Magnetic Island on Australia Day (26 January 2019), we have some great mates rates on offer and special events at Alma Bay with the Australia Day Float hosted by the Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club from 9am. 

When you do go searching for our furry Aussie icon, please remember to respect that the Koalas are wild and are in their natural environment. 

Please use the zoom on your camera to get that perfect #thisismagneticisland photo.   

Staff Writer: Norman Jenkin, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

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