Townsville to Magnetic Island Ferry
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Getting the best price for your Townsville to Magnetic Island ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Townsville to Magnetic Island. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Townsville to Magnetic Island route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Townsville to Magnetic Island ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Townsville to Magnetic Island is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
The port of Townsville was founded in 1864 and is the third largest seaport in Queensland after the Central Queensland Port in Gladstone and the Port of Brisbane. It is located north of the Ross River and south of the mouth of Ross Creek. Townsville has a population of just over 170,000 people and is widely seen as the unofficial Capital of North Queensland.
About Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island is situated just 5 miles from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The island is accessible by ferry from Townsville Breakwater to Nelly Bay Harbour. Originally known as Yunbenun by the Aboriginal traditional owners, the name "Magnetic Island" comes from the apparent "magnetic" effect it had on Captain James Cook's ships compass as he passed the island in 1770, but these days the locals affectionately refer to the island as just "Maggie".
Only 25 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is actually a suburb of the city, with a permanent population of around 2,500 inhabitants. Almost three quarters of the island is National Park, and is home to koalas, rock wallabies, brush-tail possums and a huge array of bird life. 24km of tracks guide visitors through the varied terrain. There are also some short walks with pavement, making fantastic views accessible for strollers or wheelchairs.