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Things To Do in Magnetic Island, Australia

Magnetic Island Things To Do 

Found in Cleveland Bay, Magnetic Island is a popular tourist spot in Australia. As a Townsville, an Australia suburb, Magnetic Island is home to 2,107 people and offers many fun activities.


As Magnetic Island is not particularly car friendly, sailing is a popular activity. Tourists have several options for sailing tours and cruises around the island. One of the sailing tours covers the entire island and provides tourists with great views.


Magnetic Island also offers many opportunities for fishing, including various fishing tours. However, tourists must be careful where on the island they go fishing as some beaches do not allow it. The best way for tourists to go island fishing is to sign up for a tour, which also allows them to rent gear and equipment, if needed.

Walking Tracks 

Anyone who wants to see Magnetic Island can tackle one of its many walking tracks. The island’s tourist information center provides walking maps for the various tracks.

Diving and Snorkeling 

Snorkeling and diving are popular activities in Magnetic Island because there are so many places where these activities can take place. Geoffrey Bay is the area where tourists most often go diving. One reason for this is that Geoffrey Bay is the site of the Moltke wreck. This boat sank in the 1900’s and is only a little more than 300 feet from the island’s shore.


There are many opportunities for bird-watchers when making their way through the National Park. Most tourists take the Horseshoe Lagoon Walk which stretches from the beach to the lagoon to catch sight of the most interesting species.

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