Magnetic Island Locations

Situated in North Queensland’s renowned Great Barrier Reef region and only 8km from Townsville.

Magnetic Island is the ideal place for visitors to relax, unwind and immerse themselves in the romance of a genuine natural paradise. The Island plays host to an abundance of native wildlife and an assortment of bush trails beyond compare.

Where the rocky headlands meet the sea, many secluded beaches have formed, some so private, they can only be reached on foot or by boat. These hidden treasures include: the charming Rocky Bay, a very private oasis resting between rugged headlands; Radical Bay, the Island’s pride and a yachties paradise; sparkling Balding Bay, a holiday maker’s haven; Arthur and Florence Bay, abounding in colourful reef life; and the striking, remote Five Beach Bay perfect for the boating and snorkelling enthusiast.

Not to be forgotten is the outstanding West Point; this hidden gem is accessible via dirt road and is a popular spot for fishing.

For a more social experience, Magnetic Island’s four residential bays each feature stunning beaches that are all easily accessible and suitable for the whole family.

Picnic Bay is the quieter option, with its rustic charm and a jetty perfect for the keen fisherman.

Nelly Bay is ideal for a casual afternoon stroll and provides a glorious backdrop for the new Magnetic Harbour.

Arcadia Features two beaches – Geoffrey Bay and Alma Bay, the Latter being a favourite family swimming spot and perfect for a day out with its shady park, picnic tables and playground.

Horseshoe Bay is famous for its array of activities and must-see sunsets. A long expanse of beach ideal for relaxing or invigorating beach walks.

There are not many places in the world that can almost guarantee you sunshine for your long awaited holiday. However, with an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, Magnetic Island is as close as they come. The pleasantly warm, sunny days make it easy for holiday makers to get the most of their island escape.

The Island’s yearly average maximum temperature is an agreeable 28.7°C and the minimum, a comfortable 19.5°C. With only slight maximum temperature variations throughout the year, and glorious sea breezes, it really is beach weather all year round!