Located 8 Kms inland from Townsville, Queensland, the Magnetic Island is true to its name and keeps you hooked to the beautiful island. Situated in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and blessed with rich history and culture coupled with its natural beauty, this bucolic Island has quickly become a holiday destination with a large number of hotels and resorts in operation to cater the visitors. The island can be reached from Townsville by a ferry that take you to Nelly Bay Harbour. One of the assets of the island is its temperature which doesn't vary much across the year, making it a tourist destination for all times. The island consists of beautiful beaches, some of which are accessible only by foot, and unique wildlife like rock wallabies and possums.
Popularly known as 'Maggie Island', the place was an important defensive position during the World War II and one can see the magnificent forts and other remnants of the war while one strolls around the place. Buzzing with tourists and the friendly natives, it is often said that the island brings a spring in the step to anyone who visits it.