Getting HereMagnetic Island is also unique in that access from the Australian mainland is effortless, affordable and convenient.
All transport services to Magnetic Island depart from Townsville - the "Capital" of North Queensland.
A modern tropical city, Townsville is the main hub of commerce, government administration and communications for the region, so whether you are travelling from overseas or from within Australia, transport options are many and varied.
Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Qantas all service Townsville on a daily basis.
Just 8 kilometres off-shore, Magnetic Island is a short trip across the sheltered waters of Cleveland Bay. Access is by passenger ferry, car/passenger ferry.
The passenger ferry makes up to 14 return trips daily. (sunferries.com.au)
The car and passenger ferry makes up to 8 return trips daily. (magneticislandferry.com.au