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Magnetic Island Escape 2 Nights inc Ferry Transfer

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Magnetic Island Escape 2 Nights inc Ferry Transfer


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Duration: 2 days/2 nights

Location: Magnetic Island, near Townsville

Time: ANY time! There are 18 ferries per day (see times below)

Meet Location: Townsville ferry terminal (where the greyhound & premier buses stop)

Vibe: Island life, tropical, party time! Fees on arrival: None - yay!

Fees on Arrival: $0

From $118

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Tour Info

Magnetic Island is the ultimate island escape for backpackers, island lovers & explorers. Just a 25 minute ferry from Townsville you’ll find the paradise of Maggie, we love this island for a lot of reasons and this package has everything you need to get you over to the island and enjoy it! In this package we’ve sorted your return ferry transfer as well as 2 nights of air conditioned dorm accommodation at the Base hostel, you’ll also get breakfast & dinner vouchers and a welcome drink upon arrival!

 

This island gives us serious island vibes and the perfect place to kick back and relax on a secluded beach with the perfect spots to snorkel in. We think the perfect way to explore the island is to rent a 4wd topless jeep AKA the topless pink barbie cars... get your pals together and hit the road - #ratpackroadie style! {Rental cars can be organised from Base Magnetic Island} Cruise around the island and explore 26 gorgeous bays, grab a snorkel and look for turtles and manta rays, check out the rock wallabies at Geoffrey Bay {RatPack tip - best time to see them is 4-6pm and they like to eat banana skins}, hit up the forts walk and see wild koalas hanging out in the trees! West point is the best place to grab some beers and watch the sunset after a day exploring the island.

Base Magnetic Island has been voted the best hostel in Australia numerous times and when you stay there you’ll see why! Located right on the beach, this place has a real tropical feel to it, chill out by the pool, relax on a hammock, grab some cocktails from the bar and hang on the bean bags looking out at the sea. We’ve had some awesome nights at Base Magnetic, this great team put on events every night and will get you involved in boozy bingo, hot wings challenge, trivia night and beer pong!

{RatPack Recommends}

  • Hire a topless jeep or a topless barbie car and explore the island
  • Take part in Boozy Bingo on a monday night
  • Walk the forts walk to spot wild koalas
  • Feed the rock wallabies at dusk
  • Snorkel at Arthur Bay to see tropical fish and rays
  • Look for the abandoned beach piano at Radical Bay
  • See the sunset at West Point

 

Ferry Times:

Up to 18 ferry times per day starting at 5:30 am, ferries run once per hour - last ferry is at Townsville at 10:30 pm

 

Itinerary:

This one’s totally yours - NOTE this is not a tour we’ve sorted your ferry transport and accommodation, everything else is up to you :)

Day 1

You can collect you return ferry tickets from Townsville ferry terminal (It's where the Greyhoundand Premier buses stop) you just need to give them your name. Once you have collected your tickets you can get on any ferry service that departs that day

Get on the public bus heading towards Picnic bay, it will be waiting at the front of the ferry terminal when you arrive.

The 25 minute Sealink ferry departs just about every hour from Townsville, starting at about05.30am and finishing at 10.30pm. Once you're on the island Base is a short public bus ride away - just jump on the bus heading towards Picnic Bay and tell one of the island’s friendly bus drivers you are heading to Base - they will drop you at our doorstep in Nelly Bay for $1.80 (as of Nov 17)

Stay at Base Magnetic Island - take part in the hostels legendary evening events at the bar!

Day 2

Explore the island!

Day 3

Time to leave the tropical paradise of Magnetic, check out by 10am and get the local bus to the ferry terminal to get your return ferry back to Townsville.

Inclusions:

2 Nights Dorm Accommodation at Base Magnetic Island

Return Ferry Transfer from Townsville

1 Dinner Voucher1 Breakfast Voucher

1 Complimentary Welcome Drink

What to bring:

Your luggage

Important stuff:

Base Magnetic Island is a licensed hostel, so they operate under a No BYO policy, due to licenserequirements guests found with their own alcohol may be asked to leave. All guests are required to show photo ID on arrival. To keep you as safe when swimming in the ocean guests are required to pay a $5.00 Stinger suit hire fee with snorkel hire during Stinger Season November - May each year.

 

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