Hotels Nelly Bay Magnetic Island
Nelly Bay is the main settlement on Magnetic Island and the beach at Nelly Bay is easily accessible from the village.
In addition to swimming and fishing, there is also snorkelling at the fringing reef. The beach is lined by a shaded area of parkland with palms, strangler fig trees, picnic tables and children's adventure playgrounds.
Hotels Radical Bay Magnetic Island
Radical Bay is one of 22 bays on Magnetic Island. It is located at the end of a well-worn road which, albeit metalled, is only suitable for 4WD vehicles. The bay can also be accessed by walking from the Forts Walk car park.
The beach is sheltered and secluded and has no facilities so it is advisable to bring food and water. The bottom is fine sand and there are no reefs, therefore Radical Bay is most suitable for swimming and fishing. Yachts often anchor in the bay.
Hotels Magnetic Island National Park Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island National Park takes up a large proportion of the Magnetic Island. It protects the hilly area characterised by granite boulders, stone outcrops and covered with open eucalyptus forest with tall hoop pines. The island has many coves and bays and is surrounded by fringing coral reefs.
Magnetic Island National Park has numerous walking tracks that amount to over 35km of paths, and can be accessed from variety of points. The most popular tracks include Hawkings Point, The Forts Walk, tracks to many island bays, Picnic Bay to West Point and many more. A map is available and a public bus transport operates between Island's settlements.
Wildlife in the Magnetic Island National Park includes dugong, turtles, wallabies and a large population of koalas.
Hotels Picnic Bay Magnetic Island
Picnic Bay used to be the main settlement on Magnetic Island, but its role diminished with the move of the ferry terminal to Nelly Bay. The old jetty still remains and the beach at Picnic Bay offers swimming, fishing from the jetty and snorkelling around the local shore reefs. Turtles can be found among the reefs under the jetty.
Nearby there is a small shopping mall with a cafe and a children's playpark.