Magnetic Island National Park Townsville

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Forts Walk, Florence Bay

The prefect way to experience Magnetic Island National Park—experience the Forts Walk and Florence Bay in one journey.

Journey type
3km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 1hr 20min walking time (one way)
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Wumbu - Route 1

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 dry tropical landscape.

From the top of the Forts Circuit, link to the track that heads straight down the hill to Florence Bay . After exploring the Forts, enjoy relaxing in the shade at this beautiful sandy beach—also a good place to go for a swim and snorkelling on the fringing reef. Remember to swim safely.

Ideally, this walk can be undertaken as a circuit returning to the Forts Junction. Be aware! The walking track linking Florence Bay to the Forts Walk is steep with many steps.

Getting there and getting around

The Forts Walk – Florence Bay track is accessible from the Forts Junction.

Wheelchair access

There is no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this walk.

Before you visit

Opening hours

The Forts Walk – Florence Bay track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Magnetic Island safely and Walk with care.