Peppers Blue on Blue, Magnetic Island - About Magnetic Island

Just 20 minutes across the bay from Townsville, Queensland is the wondrous World Heritage listed Magnetic Island, a truly unique holiday experience in Australia's Great Barrier Reef region.

More than half of Magnetic Island consists of untouched national park and encompasses 23 secluded beaches and bays framed by inspiring rocky granite softened by majestic hoop pines.

In addition to its stunning surrounds, Magnetic Island is a haven for wildlife including rock wallabies, possums and over 100 species of birdlife. The island is also home to the largest colony of koalas flourishing in their natural habitat.

To make exploring Magnetic Island easier there is 24 kilometres of walking track offering many spectacular look outs.

Off Magnetic Island in the glistening turquoise water is an abundance of tropical fish and marine life with the magical sights of coral reefs awaiting exploration.

Offering a spectacular climate and weather all year round, in fact 320 days of the year, Magnetic Island is the ultimate destination for active pursuits. 

The wealth of dive sites has earned the island a reputation as one of the best places to go to learn how to dive.
Just off Magnetic Island is one of the most famous shipwrecks, Yongala, located off Cape Bowling Green. Yongala is regarded as the best wreck dive in Australia and amongst the top five in the world.

In addition to diving the range of activities available on Magnetic Island is both wide and varied. Whether young or old, seeking active pursuits or relaxation, there is a selection for everyone.

Escaping to Magnetic Island is also easy: you can fly, drive or enjoy a rail experience to Tropics followed by a 20 minute Fastcat cruise across from Townsville.

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