24th June, 2022
A trip to Magnetic Island is a must do when visiting Townsville. Located just 8km from town, the easiest way to get to the Sealink Ferry Terminal to take you to the island is by asking your friendly hotel concierge to book you Townsville’s best taxi service, 13cabs.
The voyage from the port to Magnetic Island with Sealink is just 40 minutes. Sealink ferries depart every day, see full timetable here. If you are staying in one of Townsville’s caravan parks or outside of town, you can get to Magnetic Island by booking with the 13cabs app.
Best time to visit Magnetic Island
Did you know Townsville has on average 320 days (about 10 and a half months) of sunshine every year? The only time of year that you might want to avoid is stinger (stinging jellyfish) season, November to April. If you are visiting, then you can still get in the water with a stinger suit or by swimming at stinger net beach.
Alma Bay is a paradise for snorkelers. Sting rays, coral trout, turtles, and reef sharks can often be seen. The best part about exploring Far North Queensland is getting up close and personal with the wildlife.
Horseshoe Bay is Magnetic Island’s most famous landmark. It is ideal for families to go swimming and is picture perfect at sunset.
Koala Village Experience
The Bungalow Bay Koala Village is a park where visitors can get up close and personal with local Australian wildlife with the guidance of a ranger. This is a wonderful place to visit with kids.
Townsville’s taxi service, 13cabs is your best way to get around Townsville and to get to the ferry to visit Magnetic Island. Your friendly 13cabs taxi Driver will drop you right at your destination. With 13cabs you get a price guarantee. The price you see when you book is the price you’ll pay.