Head into the bush to discover koalas, rockwallabies, and echidnas, stroll the beach and see turtles, stingrays and whistling kites, or just sit back and watch the rainbow lorikeets, bush stone curlews, kookaburras, black cockatoos and an abundant selection of wildlife right at your door.
23 Beaches And Bays
With over 23 pristine and individual beaches and bays within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area, Magnetic Island can offer you a range of watersports and activities, or the opportunity to explore each one in your own time.
Extensive National Park
Over 65% of Magnetic Island (approx. 5184 hectares) is National Park within the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Twenty-four kilometres of tracks guide adventure tourists through an array of flora and fauna, with thickly wooded bushland, ranging from dry wattles and stunted eucalypts to moist forested valleys, pristine beaches perfect for the avid bushwalker, birdwatcher or adventurer.
World Famous Forts Walk
The Magnetic Battery was built by the Queensland Main Roads Commission using local labour. Construction of the complex started on 28 September 1942 and was finished 10 months later on 10 july 1943. The world famous Forts Walk is a must see while you’re visiting Magnetic Island.
Magnetic Island Villages
With a thriving community of around 2,000 locals and with four main villages, (Nelly Bay, Picnic Bay, Arcadia and Horseshoe Bay) the island hosts food markets Friday night, food and flea markets every second Sunday and art markets four times a year – they’re a great opportunity to meet a local!