Cover photo by Jess Hay

Location - Magnetic Island National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Difficulty - Grade 4
Distance - 3 kilometres return
Time - Allow 2 hours return

Magnetic Island is located just out from Townsville, North Queensland and may well be one of Australia's most underrated tourist attractions. Five Beach Bay is even more of a secret, with very few people frequenting these beautiful beaches. Even though locals have been doing this hike for decades, and motorboats, kayaks, and SUPs have made access a bit easier, these parts of beautiful, picturesque Magnetic Island are still some of the most obscure and secluded, making this adventure quite special.