// WHAT’S THE DEAL?
This small island located off the coast of Townsville is idyllic, adventure filled and bursting with life. The island is home to an abundance of wildlife, including koalas & wallabies. Cruise around in a hired ‘Topless’ car or a 4×4 to truly take in the wonders Magnetic Island has on offer.
The Magnetic Island Getaway is perfect for you if:
- You want to take a short break
- You're travelling as a couple or with friends
- You enjoy outdoor activities
- You love being able to check out a whole island in a few days
Check out our Ultimate Recommendations section to see how you could be spending your time on Magnetic Island!
- 3 or 5 nights accommodation on Magnetic Island (Hostel Accommodation Dorm Style OR Opt to Upgrade to a Private Room)
- Return Ferry Transfer from Townsville (pedestrian only)
- Enjoy Hostel Amenities - Swimming Pool, Pool Table, Onsite Bar
- Entry to the Hostel's Onsite Wildlife Park
- Breakfast with Koala's (select days only)
- Access to Numerous Hiking tracks
- 'Topless' Car hire or 4x4 Car Hire
- Snorkel gear hire and information to the best snorkel areas on Maggie
This is your getaway! All the inclusions listed can be completed on any day of your choosing, so just get in contact with us if you have a preference. Please note that the Car Hire & Koala Breakfast Experience is only available on certain days and times so take this into consideration during your trip.
Our recommended itinerary looks like this:
Day 1 - Arrive into Townsville and transfer to Magnetic Island via ferry. Make your own way to the hostel and enjoy the local area surrounding the hostel.
Day 2 - Pick up Car Hire. Cruise around the island visiting the many different hiking tracks and sunset spots. Drop of Car Hire.
Day 3 - Koala Breakfast. Afternoon snorkelling.
Day 4 - Chill morning having a swim, or check out a local hiking track. Afternoon Rock Wallaby Visit.
Day 5 - Depart. Return to Townsville via ferry.
Your Magnetic Island getaway will include 3 or 5 nights accommodation at the family run Bungalow Bay - Koala Village. The accommodation has its own onsite wildlife park, giving it a unique feel, with large shade trees, abundance of wildlife and a swimming pool.
This spot is a great location on the island, only short walking distance from Horseshoe Bay and the start of many walking tracks. The ferry terminal is only a short drive away (can access via the public bus that runs on the island).
Accommodation is in Shared Dorms. Twin and private room upgrades are available to book.
HOW TO BOOK
To book the Magnetic Island Getaway, click 'Book Now' and select your chosen departure date and any upgrades you would like to book. We'll send you a booking confirmation as well as important information about your tour.
FLIGHTS & INSURANCE
The closest airport to Magnetic Island is Townsville Airport. Flights to Townsville or transport from the airport to the ferry terminal are not included. Compare flight prices here.
You can book your flight to arrive in at any time on Day 1 as there are no tour arrangements confirmed on this day.
Travel insurance is not included. Get a quote from our recommended travel insurance partners here.
PRIVATE ROOM UPGRADES
Prefer a little more privacy during your getaway? Then just add the private room upgrade at checkout. The private rooms are nestled among the gardens, with most rooms having access to a balcony, all rooms have access to shared bathrooms.
How do I get to Magnetic Island?
The nearest airport to Magnetic Island is Townsville Airport. You will then need to make your way to the Townsville Ferry Terminal. Here you will board a ferry to Magnetic Island (return ferry ticket included). Once you arrive to Magnetic Island, to get to your accommodation, you will either need to drive if you have hired a car or get on the public bus.
What are the best hiking tracks and wildlife spotting areas?
Once you're booked onto your Getaway we will send you all the information you need to explore Magnetic Island!
Can I travel solo, as a couple or as a group?
All of the above! This package can be tailored for you. Whether you are in need of some self exploration and are travelling solo, or you're travelling as a couple, or you're travelling as a group, we can help make sure this package is just right for you and organise the accommodation to your needs.
What is the accommodation?
This Magnetic Island Getaway package includes accommodation at Bungalow Bay. Accommodation is in Shared Dorms. Private upgrades available.
Can I upgrade to private accommodation?
Yes - absolutely. Just select the twin or private room upgrade via the checkout and booking process.
Can I purchase this as a gift for someone?
For sure! During the booking process, book under the gift recipients name and complete the billing details in full.