Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is situated in beautiful Cleveland Bay and is just 8km off the coast of Townsville in Far North Queensland (dry tropics).

Transport Links

How to reach us. Please use the links below to explore the many way to get here.

Townsville is on the Bruce Highway, 4 hours from Cairns and 3 hours from Airlie Beach (Whitsundays). You can bring your car to the island on Magnetic Island Ferries car barge service. If you prefer, you can park at the barge terminal or at the Sealink ferry terminal.

Queensland Rail operates the Spirit of Qld six times a week between Brisbane or Cairns. They provide premium economy seating as well as luxury rail beds.
Jetstar provides a direct flight from Melbourne. Virgin provides a direct flight from Sydney. Qantas provides direct flights from Brisbane and Cairns.

This is the cheapest transport to the island for both passengers and vehicles. They operate multiple return services daily between Townsville and Magnetic Island, 7 days a week. They also provide very secure free parking which is locked up at night.

This is a passenger ferry service operating ferries between Townsville and Magnetic Island day and night, 7 days a week.
They operate an excellent local bus service around the island and meet every Sealink ferry at the Nelly Bay terminal.