Magnetic Island National Park Townsville

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Journeys

  • The Forts Junction is the hub of Magnetic Island National Park providing access to the park, information about the island and how to get around.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    400m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 15min return walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • The Forts Walk is the island’s most popular walking experience, showcasing many highlights of Magnetic Island National Park—koalas, stunning views and World War II relics all set in the island’s…

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    2km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • The prefect way to experience Magnetic Island National Park—experience the Forts Walk and Florence Bay in one journey.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    3km one way
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr 20min walking time (one way)
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Embark on a journey inspiring island landscapes and stunning isolated bays on the only walking tracks to access the coastal areas within the national park.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    circuit
    Time suggested
    2hr
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • It’s quite a hike to get to this secluded bay, but it’s worth it for the wide sandy beach and to escape the crowds.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.4km one way
    Time suggested
    40min one way
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Visit the largest seasonal freshwater lagoon on the island, a good place spot a diversity of bird life.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    560m one way
    Time suggested
    10min return
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Traverse a diversity of island landscapes from the dry rainforest to the grasslands and woodlands in the hills.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    5km
    Time suggested
    2hr
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Discover the perfect vantage point to watch the sunset and see soaring birds of prey.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.2km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 30min return walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.