One of the best & most BEA-UT locations on the East Coast >>>
Just a 20-minute ferry ride over from the city of Townsville is the magical Magnetic Island and it’s definitely a spot you don’t want to miss!
If full moon parties, wild koalas and 4x4 driving sounds right up your street then make sure you include Magentic Island on your East Coast adventure!
It couldn’t be easier to get to Maggie - both the Greyhound and Premier buses drop you right outside the ferry port in Townsville - from there it's just a 20 minute ferry over to the Island.
Once at the ferry port you go into reception simply show your Base Maggie Island Travel Voucher. Simply show them an E-Copy of you voucher that we will send you directly to your email / FB messenger.
What's the Base Magnetic Island Voucher I hear you say - keep reading... it's the best value pass out there!
IMPORTANT- keep your ticket somewhere safe as you’ll need it for your return ferry!
Ferries run roughly every hour and take a swift 20 minutes to reach the island. Once arrived, the easiest way to get to your accommodation is by bus, there is no need to pre book and most rides won’t cost more than $2-$3 (TOP TIP: it's handy to have some change on you!). I told you this was easy! If you’re not sure what bus to get just ask the driver they’ll be more than happy to help.
There are two main hostels on the Island – Base and Bungalow Bay. Base is our favourite and we can't recommend it highly enough. Forget all your standard Base hostels because this one is on a whole new level. The beach is literally on your doorstep there are hammocks to chill in and it hosts a Full Moon Party once a month. This is possibly the best hostel you’ll stay at on the East Coast.
Check out that bedroom view...
The hostel is EPIC so we have struck up a deal with Base that actually makes it cheaper for you to book with us rather than booking the ferry and then the hostel separately...
The voucher is $118 and includes 2 nights accommodation, return ferry, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast & a cocktail on arrival… or if you fancy an extra night the same deal with an extra nights accomodation is $143.
NOTE: this is not a tour like Fraser or The Whitsundays it's simply the cheapest way to book the hostel accomodation with the return ferry transfer included
plus the extras listed above… Super good value!
It is possible to do Magentic island in day, but we always recommend 2 to 3 nights to really get a full taste of this beautiful island. There are activities
to do and places to see so 2-3 days will give you the time you need to see it all.
So the big question, what can you do on the island and what are the best spots? Here I have highlighted the most popular spots and activities:
Click the Base Link below to book your ticket : )
Credits: first draft text submitted by RatPacker - Hannah Smith / Photo Credits EJS Creative