Are you looking for a new holiday getaway? Whether you’re from the Land Down Under or you’re considering visiting the Australian region for the first time, Magnetic Island is the crown jewel, Aussies adore. Being only 11 km wide at its widest point, this small island offers a relaxing but adventuristic holiday for everyone who chooses to visit. If you’re thinking about booking a ticket to Maggie, here’s what you can enjoy doing during your vacation.
Walk the island
The Forts Walk is one of the must-dos when on Magnetic Island. The old forts built during World War II, offer magnificent views as you walk along. When you reach the top, the sight becomes mesmerizing. On top of that, if you’re lucky, you can spot wild koalas there too. Approximately 800 koalas live on the island, so you should be lucky to spot some of them during your stay. Start the walking trail at the Forts Car Park, and after around 2.8 km, you’ll reach the final point. For those wanting to make 360-degree shots of the island for their vlogs or Instagram, this is the right activity.
Enjoy water sports
If you’re a fan of snorkelling, Magnetic island will offer all the joys of this water sport. Follow snorkel trails in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Go all the way to Nelly Bay and Geoffrey Bay as you follow the white surface floats. The Nelly Bay trail is close to the shore, which can be a great starting point for those who’ve never snorkelled before. The Geoffrey Bay snorkel trail will be a great option for more experienced swimmers. You’ll also have the chance to spot more fish around the Moltke shipwreck. Furthermore, tube rides are very popular among visitors. You can hire a kayak or a jet ski and make the most of the Magnetic Island waters. Have you thought about diving? Head to Best of Magnetic and look up diving experiences on Magnetic Island. Check out beginner or advanced diving courses and splash in the fabulous waters of Australia.
Embark on a fishing adventure
For all the fishing aficionados, Magnetic island will be heaven on earth. It’s one of the places in Australia where you can truly enjoy sitting by the water and waiting for fish to bite the bait. If you decide to visit the beach at Horseshoe Bay, you’ll get the best opportunity to enjoy this lovely activity. Many boat tours offer fishing experiences, so use the opportunity to sail around the island whilst enjoying fishing.
Look out for wallabies
If deep down you’re a true explorer, then you’ll want to visit the old Fantasea ferry harbour in Arcadia. Not only will you witness beautiful scenery, but you’ll also have the chance to spot a colony of friendly wallabies. Many people find them beyond adorable and wish to feed them, which is not recommended because they’re wild animals. However, if you feel confident enough, you may try to feed them, but only with the foods that they eat. Bring carrots, sweet potatoes, rockmelon, or Wallaby pellets.
23 beautiful bays are a part of Magnetic Island. Horseshoe Bay, Alma Bay/Arcadia, Nelly Bay, and Picnic Bay are the main residential bays where you can explore and unwind. In summer you’ll find stinger nets installed at the beaches at Horseshoe, Alma, and Picnic Bays. You can reach Radical and Florence Bays by foot or four-wheel drive. Those bays are quieter and more perfect for anyone who wants to get away from too much crowd.
The Magnetic island has been a long-kept secret, but it’s quickly become a favourite holiday spot for many Aussies. If you want a different kind of vacation and you’d like to experience more of Australia, Magnetic island will be the best choice for you. You’ll be able to go swimming, snorkelling, walking, bay hopping and enjoy a myriad of water sports too. If you’re lucky, you may get the chance to hang out with koalas and wallabies and make your holiday unforgettable.