Magnetic Island is an island 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. This 52 km2 (20.1 sq mi) mountainous island in Cleveland Bay has effectively become a suburb of Townsville, with 2,107 permanent residents.
Yunbunam, as Magnetic Island was known by the island's traditional inhabitants, had a semi-permanent population of Australian Aborigines well before European exploration of the area.
Magnetic Island is an island directly off the coast of Townsville in Far North Queensland. Over half the land area of the island is a National Park. Magnetic Island is roughly 7km by 5km, with 25km of walking tracks and several beaches and little bays.
Just 8 kilometres offshore from Townsville, Magnetic Island – or Maggie as the locals fondly refer to her as – is a world away from the mainland.
This site is brought to you by the Tourism Operators and Buisnesses of Magnetic Island - our Local Tourism Organisation.
Just a 20 minute ferry ride off the coast from Townsville, Magnetic Island's relaxed tropical lifestyle, quiet secluded beaches, unspoilt nature, abundant wildlife and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef...
Welcome to the Magnetic Island Website. Please come in and Explore to learn more about our wonderful island - unique in North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef region of Australia.
Magnetic Island, 10 km north of Townsville and administered by Townsville City Council, has an area of 5184 ha of which about three-quarters are national park (1953).
Magnetic Island, Magnetic IslandAdam/Adzisland in the Cumberland Islands, off the coast of northeastern Queensland, Australia, in Halifax Bay, an inlet of the Coral Sea.
Boats bob at the marina and behind this modern Magnetic Island resort is a mountainous terrain that provides a picture perfect backdrop.