Magnetic Island’s BEST Bus Tours


Getting to Magnetic Island

We are located off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The closest city is Townsville and Magnetic Island can be accessed by ferry. There are several different companies to choose from:

Sealink Passenger Ferry

Sealink Passenger Ferry

Sealink operates up to 17 daily services to Magnetic Island and will have you in paradise in only 20 minutes on one of their high-speed catamarans. There is no need to prebook your ferry ticket, tickets are available at the terminal or onboard the boats if the terminal is closed. There are a variety of ticket types available including adult, child, concession and family.

Sealink Breakwater Terminal is located at Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville.

You can visit their website for more information: Sea Link Queensland

Magnetic Island Weather

Take advantage of over 300 sunny days per year - Magnetic Island is good to visit at any time - even in 'off season'.

Our temperatures range from a low average of 13 degrees to a high average of 32.

Take a Winter break to go snorkelling, site seeing, swimming or bush walking - all available by taking the bus around the Island!

Danielle on horse

Want a more leisurely and scenic trip? Fantasea Ferry

Fantasea Passenger Ferry

Their 45 minute trip offers better photo opportunities from higher decks and an air-conditioned snack bar. They operate from 6am - 6pm weekdays and 6am - 4pm on weekends.

Fantasea Cruising Magnetic's Townsville terminal is located at Ross St, South Townsville.

You can visit their website for more information: Fantasea Cruising Magnetic Island

JetStar - Cheap Flights Australia

Jetstar has flights direct to Townsville from most major cities in Australia and New Zealand. Fly from Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and directly from Honolulu in the USA.

Checkout their website for prices: Jetstar