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 Fantasea Cruising Barge service. If you prefer you can park your car at Fantasea terminal or at the Sealink 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.

Tiger Airlines and Jetstar provide a direct flight from Melbourne and Sydney. Virgin provide a direct flight from Sydney. Qantas provide a direct flight from Brisbane and Cairns.

This is the cheapest transport to the island for both passengers and vehicles. They operate 8 return trips from 5.20am to 6.55pm every day. They also provide very secure free parking which is locked up at night.

This is a passenger ferry service operating 17 ferries from Townsville to Magnetic Island from 5.30am to 11pm

They operate an excellent local bus service around the island and meet every Sealink ferry at the Nelly Bay terminal.