From $34

Tour ID: 10049571

Lose yourself for a day, a week, or forever on Magnetic Island. ‘Maggie' is a charming holiday destination characterised by the fact that it is an island community with a resident population of over 2500. It's true what they say, the attraction truly is Magnetic. Only 8 km from Townsville, Magnetic Island is only a 20 minute ferry ride with SeaLink Queensland on 18 daily services.

The island is two thirds protected National Park, situated in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and home to some amazing adventurers that are guaranteed to make you wish you'd stayed longer. With its 23 bays and beaches, fringing reefs, wildlife, water sports and walking trails, Magnetic Island has all the beauty and serenity of untouched paradise and all the luxuries of today's modern cities. The only problem you'll have is finding enough time to experience everything on offer.

Ferry transfer time: 20 - 25 minutes (Townsville to Magnetic Island)


Mon - Sat * 5:30am - 6:20am
Mon - Sun * 6:30am - 7:10am
Mon - Sun 7:05am - 7:50am
Mon - Sun 7:45am - 8:25am
Mon - Sun 8:45am - 9:25am
Mon - Sun 9:30am - 10:15am
Mon - Sun 10:30am - 11:10am
Mon - Sun 11:30am - 12:15pm
Mon - Sun 12:55pm - 1:35pm
Mon - Sun 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Mon - Sun 3:45pm - 4:25pm
Mon - Sun 4:30pm - 5:10pm
Mon - Fri* 5:20pm - 5:55pm
Mon - Sun 6:00pm - 6:40pm


Mon - Sun 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Mon - Sun 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Mon - Sun 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Fri - Sat * 11:30pm - 12:00am

*Not operating on Public Holidays
Check website for XMAS and NYE timetables

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You MUST be able to print your travel voucher and carry this with you for check-in on the ferry. Digital copies on mobile devices will not be accepted ***

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  • Included in price:

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Whether you want to relax on a secluded beach, cruise the tropical waters of North Queensland or try one of the many adventure activities on offer on Magnetic Island, SeaLink Travel can plan the perfect holiday itinerary for you.
    We know Townsville and Magnetic Island the best and specialise in tours , accommodation, transport and day tour packages for every budget. Choose from our existing range of packages or let one of our experienced staff customise a holiday for you.

    Day Tours and Activities
    On Island Transport
    Backpacker to Luxury Accommodation
    Day Packages
    Weekend Escapes
    Family Getaways
    Customised pre and post touring conference itineraries

  • Duration:

    20 Minutes each way

  • Departure:

    No Specific Times Daily

  • Return:

  • Departure points:

    Townsville and Magnetic Island

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Conducting 18 daily return services to Magnetic Island Sealink can have you in paradise in only 20 minutes on one of our state-of-the-art, high-speed catamarans. In addition to the Magnetic Island service, Sealink also operates a service to Palm Island 4 times per week for the indigenous community.

    N.B **Public Holidays SeaLink Queensland operates 14 return services to Magnetic Island**
    **Christmas Day SeaLink Queensland operates 5 return services to Magnetic Island**

  • What to bring:

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Family Rate is for 2 adults + up to 3 children between 5 and 14 years.
    Children under the age of 5 travel Free Of Charge.
    Child prices apply to those from 5 to 14 years of age.

  • Additional Information:

    ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You MUST be able to print your travel voucher and carry this with you for check-in on the ferry. Digital copies on mobile devices will not be accepted ***

    Opening Hours:
    The Breakwater Terminal Townsville opening hours are from 6am to 6pm
    The Nelly Bay Terminal opening hours are 8am to 5pm

    Pensioner Price is available to Australian Pension Cardholders only. Card must be presented upon checkin.

  • Destinations:

    Townsville and Magnetic Island

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