Magnetic Island National Park
With 54% of the island being national park, it is a haven for wildlife - mostly Koalas. Magnetic Island National Park is consisting of a rocky, steep, hilly interior and a rugged north-western side that meets the ocean. The highest point on the island is Mount Cook which rises 497 metres above sea level.
Bushwalking on Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island is a true gem for the explorer, boulder, and/or coasteer. Most of the island is covered in large granite boulders mixed in with the bushland and pine trees. Locals have been roaming these hills exploring their backyard for decades and Aboriginals before that for thousands of years.
Magnetic Island Waterfalls
Enjoying a refreshing waterfall on Magnetic Island is the perfect daytime adventure during the wet season. In the heavy rains, new waterfalls spring up everywhere around the island. Magnetic Island has many creeks and gullies... There are several other waterfalls on the island but some are on private property, which
What to see on Magnetic Island
The majority of backpackers coming to Australia travel up or down the East Coast to see the sights, however, most pass right through Townsville (from Cairns to Airlie Beach), skipping Magnetic Island. Magnetic Island is commonly referred to as "Maggie", or just 'MI', by the locals and 54% of the