Welcome to Magnetic Island
Over half of this mountainous, triangular-shaped island’s 52 sq km is national park, with cycling, scenic walks and abundant wildlife, including a large (and adorable) allied rock wallaby population. Inviting beaches and waters close to shore offer water sports, or simply the chance to bask in the sunshine. The granite boulders, hoop pines and eucalyptus are a fresh change from the clichéd tropical-island paradise.
Prior to white settlement, Magnetic Island was known as Yunbenun and was home to the island's traditional owners, the Wulgarukaba Indigenous people.