Magnetic Island, Queensland.
With 23 different bays and coves to explore, and flying under the radar of the big Queensland destinations, you’ll never be happier to get lost in paradise while walking this stunning national park.
With its distinctive palm-lined shores, granite boulders, hoop pine groves, sandy coastlines, and vibrant coral reefs, Magnetic Island stands as a pristine island paradise. Just a 20-minute ferry from Townsville, there are a myriad of Magnetic Island day walks and short hikes, such as from Nelly Bay to Arcadia, with options for swimming and snorkelling on remote beaches. The best time to visit the island is between April to October to avoid the heat and the stingers in the ocean. The varying network of Magnetic Island walking tracks beckons nature enthusiasts, adventurers and families alike, offering a stunning sun filled day and the chance to spot a koala.
Wherever and whenever we walk, we acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the land.
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