Things to do on Magnetic Island

  • Things to do on Magnetic Island

    Being in such a beautiful place with great weather there are an abundance of outdoor activities on Magnetic Island. One of the best things about the island is that you can just go and chill out on a beautiful beach without the crowds. Sometimes you have the whole beach to yourself.

    Magnetic Island is really about getting out and about and discovering everything for yourself. The free Magnetic Island guide lists all the walking tracks around the island. When you arrive at the start of a walk it is all signposted making it easy to navigate your way around. The Forts Walk in Horseshoe Bay is a must.

    Feed the rock wallabies at the old jetty in Arcadia. You can buy pellets to feed them from some local stores.

    Feed the lorikeets and take great photos at Bungalow Bay at 4pm each day.

    Hire a 4WD and drive to West Point and watch the sunset. (Take champagne)

    Go fishing at West Point or from the jetty in Picnic Bay. Fishing gear is for hire or sale at Fish'n'fuel'n at Nelly Bay . Phone 07 4778 5126.

    There are all sort of watersports available and watercraft hire at the beachfront in Horseshoe Bay.

    Hire snorkel equipment and snorkel off the beach at Alma, Arthur, Florence  and Geoffrey Bays.

    You can really just relax and slip right into 'Island Time' and just chill out or take part in some of the organised tours the island has to offer.

    Visit Bungalow Bay KOALA VILLAGE. There are  three guided tours daily around the sanctuary and also a  bush tucker breakfast (bookings essential) every Wed, Fri and Sunday. You have the opportunity to have your photo taken holding a koala! Phone  07 4778 5577.

    Day tours to the YONGALA WRECK. Dive Australia's No 1 Wreck Divesite. To dive the Yongala you must have completed your open water certificate and have a least 6 dives logged. You cannot snorkel the wreck as it is up to 27 metres deep. This dive is not to be missed!! This dive company also do day trips to WHEELER REEF which is in pristine condition. Phone: 1300 664 600 www.adrenalindive.com.au

    Guided JETSKI TOURS depart daily from Horseshoe Bay. You can circumnavigate the island on the three hour tour or take in the top end on the ninety minute tour.  Phone: 07 4758 1533.

    HORSERIDING on the beach. This is a fantastic photo opportunity as you ride your horse through a bush track and then take the horse swimming in the ocean. The horserides cater for beginners through to experienced riders. Phone: 07 4778 5109.  www.horseshoebayranch.com.au

    Guided SEA KAYAKING tour. Spot turtles, dugongs and other marine life on this eco accredited tour which departs Horseshoe Bay. Morning, sunset and day tours available.  For bookings and info, call 07 4778 5424.   www.seakayak.com.au

    The RED BARON SEAPLANE  This famous plane has featured in the movie The Phantom and joy flights in the skies above Maggie and Townsville are available. This really is the only way to see the whole island. Phone 0412 896 770.  www.redbaronseaplanes.com.au

    GUIDED ISLAND TOURS. Tour the island in style in a funky stretch jeep. This tour takes in all the best sites the island has to offer and finishes at West Point to watch the sunset. Phone 07 47 581 800 www.tropicanatours.com.au

    GUIDED BUS TOUR. This tour is a great introduction to the island with a friendly, expert guide with a ton of local knowledge.  Hop on Hop off Bus Tours.  Phone 0435 580 292 or 0403 574 500.

    AQUASCENE MAGNETIC ISLAND TOURS & CHARTERS - Discover Magnetic Island's most beautiful bays, beaches & reefs on a personalised island adventure.  Phone  4778 5911 or 0439 785 216. www.aquascenecharters.com.au

    LEARN TO DIVE. Do your PADI open water, advanced or dive masters course. The prices are reasonable and you dive right off the beach at the front of the diveshop. Phone 1800 797 797 www.pleasuredivers.com.au

    Go and see a CABARET SHOW. Showing at Alla Capri Stage Door every Friday and Saturday night. The shows are hilarious!! Phone  07 4778 5448  www.stagedoortheatre.com.au