Magnetic Island is situated only 5 miles (8km) offshore from Townsville and is a quick and easy trip by ferry. This ferry service operates eight times a day for a 40-minute trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. At the time of booking, please select your date of travel and ferry time for your one-way trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. The date and time for your return journey can be booked when checking in for your outbound ferry in Townsville or once you are on Magnetic Island.
Check-in at the ferry terminal located in Ross Street in South Townsville at least 20 minutes prior to the selected departure time. Walk on board the ferry and relax on the 40-minute ride while taking in the stunning views as you cruise to Magnetic Island through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Magnetic Island is the perfect place to relax and unwind with over 20 beaches and over half the island covered in National Park Spend as much time as you like on the island with the flexibility of an open dated return ticket.There are also eight ferry times to choose from for your return journey from Magnetic Island to Townsville. This can be booked either on check-in for your outbound ferry or once you are on Magnetic Island.