01 March

Destination Guide: Maggie Island

One of our faves - Maggie Island. Just a 20 min ferry from Townsville, this lush tropical island gives us serious island vibes and is the perfect place to kick back and relax on a secluded beach with the unreal spots to snorkel in. Check out the local Koalas & Rock Wallabies around the Island. The perfect way to explore Maggie is to rent a 4wd topless jeep AKA the topless pink barbie cars (which you can hire when you are there)... get your pal’s together and hit the road - #ratpackroadie style!

Where is it

a 20min ferry from Townsville, Queensland

What can you do there:

  • Rent a topless 4wd jeep or barbie car and cruiseeee the island
  • Snorkelling
  • Jetskiing
  • Horse Riding
  • Party at the legendary nights at Base {you’ll be dancing on the tables in no time}

Free things to do here:

  • Chill at one of many beaches
  • Find the random piano at radical bay
  • Search for Koalas
  • Meet the rock wallabies at dusk
  • Feed the Lorikeets at 4pm
  • Watch the sunset at Westpoint

Hostel recommendations:

  • X Base Magnetic Island - one of the best hostels on the east coast!

RatPacker Sophie recommends: Hit up Base on a monday night to take part in the hilarious boozy bingo!

Extra tips

The best time to see the rock wallabies at geoffrey bay is around 4-5pm {they like carrots and banana peel!}

Best Foodie Spot:

  • Marlin Bar in Horseshoe Bay

Best Place for a night out:

  • Base!
  • There’s not really anywhere else on the island!


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