Magnetic Island Hotel & Accommodation

Known for its sunny climate, Magnetic Island in north Queensland is located 20 minutes off the coast of Townsville and sits within the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

A passenger ferry from Townsville departs regularly throughout the day, making it one of the most accessible spots in the Great Barrier Reef region. Half of Magnetic Island's 5184 hectares is national park with over 24 kilometres of walking tracks stretching through its scenic surroundings, making it a great destination for a hiking day trip or a week-long stay.

The island attracts many different holiday-goers, from family groups to solo travellers to couples on a romantic getaway, with a range of different Magnetic Island accommodation options available. From relaxed backpacker hotels to chic harbour-side apartments, accommodation in Magnetic Island caters to modest and generous budgets alike with a range of comfort and service.

Magnetic Island has a warm climate all year round, making it an ideal destination for relaxing on secluded beaches or playing water sports, even in the winter months. Typical of the dry tropics, Magnetic Island is predominantly covered with eucalyptus woodland hiking trails and has much less rainfall than neighbouring islands in the Great Barrier Reef.

The particularly mild climate of Magnetic Island attracts a wide variety of Australian flora and fauna, particularly sea life and native birds. During the summer months visitors will observe sea turtles nesting along the island's beaches. The island is also inhabited by many an incredibly diverse population of birds with up to 146 species having been recorded.

Well known for its natural beauty and pristine beaches, popular spots on the island include the picturesque Horseshoe Bay, fishing spots in West Point, the golf course in Picnic Bay, the serene Arcadia Beach and Mount Cook in the centre of The Magnetic Island National Park, the island's highest point.

There's more to the island than lazing on the beach if you're an feeling adventurous. Activities on the island include sea kayak tours of Magnetic Island's many beautiful bays, jet-skiing in Horseshoe Bay and snorkelling in the warm shallow waters around the island.

Book Magnetic Island accommodation and discover for yourself the reasons why the island is such a popular idyllic beach escape.