things to do, accommodation, attractions

Things to do on Magnetic Island

When on Magnetic Island, you can spend your time relaxing on a boat or chilling at the beach, but with so many attractions and activities, it would be a shame to miss any of them.


Magnetic Island is made for people who love the great outdoors, so even if you’re not a super active person, you can still enjoy short and easy hikes like The Forts Walk. This 90-minute hike will treat you to a mix of WWII history and beautiful coastal views (keep an eye on koalas).

For something more demanding, you can walk from Nelly Bay to Arcadia and explore the island in a slightly different way.

The Forts Walk: starts at West Point, ends at The Forts.

Wildlife spotting

Magnetic Island is home to about 800 koalas and many rare rock wallabies. You can spot them on your walks around the island, together with possums and echidnas.

If you want to take photos and cuddle with koalas, visit Bungalow Bay Koala Village and you’ll be guaranteed close encounters with these cute marsupials.

Bungalow Bay Koala Village: 40 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Magnetic Island, QLD.


This island is very attractive to divers and snorkelers, so no matter which one you want to be, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to take a peek under the surface.

You can take snorkelling trails in Nelly Bay or Geoffrey Bay and admire colourful corals, or pay a visit to SS Yongala, one of Oz’s most famous shipwrecks.

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If you want to visit Magnetic Island without researching your snorkelling activities in advance, you can get great recommendations from local agencies and find excellent guides.