Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

Tours & Sightseeing in Townsville & Mission Beach

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from$36.34
5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

A mature and highly-regarded local guide will provide friendly, entertaining commentary on hundreds of topics covering birds and wildlife, trees, geology, history and folklore on your 5 hour tour of the scenic roads and byways of the beautiful Magnetic Island. Departing Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal you'll visit all the major sights, including one or two secret spots some locals don't even know about. After an hours free time in Horseshoe bay for lunch you will head back to the Ferry terminal in time for the 3pm Ferry departure. 
The tour departs from Nelly Bay at 10:05am, meeting the 9:30am Sealink Ferry Townsville departure, although island pickups are available. After a brief introduction the tour heads to the western side of the island and includes a stop at the local free museum to learn about our early settlers.The tour then heads North and the history moves forward to the second world war, before the one hour lunch stop and free time in Horseshoe Bay where you will find many eateries and a picture perfect beach, with swimming available all year.  After lunch the tour heads back to Aquasearch Aquarium to learn about Giant Clams and Anemone fish. Entrance to the aquarium is AUD3 cash only. Throughout the day there will be several stops to take in the sights and try and locate wildlife and take in the scenery, and as the situation arises. Magnetic island is a wildlife lovers paradise. There about 800 wild Koalas to find, you'll probably see some wallabies lazing in the sun. We also have over 180 identified  bird species and 141 fish species locally, with whales visiting in the winter, and if you are lucky you'll spot a shy Dugong or Turtle along the shoreline.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Island accommodation pickup and drop-off available

What’s not included

  • Ferry tickets to and from Magnetic Island. These must be purchased separately from either Sealink QLD or Fantasea Cruising Magnetic
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Aquasearch Aquarium entrance fees (AUD3 cash only for over 5's)

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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