Aquascene acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Magnetic Island, the Wulgurukaba people. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
The traditional owners and custodians of Magnetic Island were the Wulgurukaba people, an Aboriginal seafaring tribe, the canoe people. They refer to Magnetic Island as Yunbenun. Archaeology shows that the Wulgurukaba people inhabited Magnetic Island at least 8,000 years prior to the Europeans arriving in 1770. Descendants of the Wulgurukaba are still living on Magnetic Island.
"Maggie", as she is affectionately known by local residents, is situated a close 8 km off the coast of Townsville, in Tropical North Queensland. It only takes 25 minutes on passenger ferry, or 40 minutes with your car on the barge from Townsville to arrive in paradise.
Getting you to Magnetic Island in approximately 45 minutes
Tickets are available online
Magnetic Island is the only island within the Great Barrier Reef to have it's very own postcode, it is home to a small population of about 2,500 local residents.
A quiet and relaxed tropical lifestyle, 53 square km in size with 23 pristine bays and beaches to explore (many are secluded), beautiful fringing reef, rugged nature, abundant wildlife and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef make it a wonderful place to relax and unwind.
The Island has a unique blend of national park (approximately 75%), with a variety of holiday accommodation, cafes, restaurants and so many amazing experiences to enjoy.
Climate Magnetic Island is great to visit all year round. Temperature ranges from average 19 degrees in winter and average 28.7 degrees in summer. Humidity is highest in Summer. Most of the rainfall is during the months of January and February. May to October are traditionally the driest months.
Plants and animals
Magnetic Island is a beautiful Island with so many things you will love!
Beautiful quiet secluded beaches
Sparkling blue ocean
Beautiful fringing reef just off the beaches
Unspoilt natural landscapes
Sunshine more than 300 days of the year
Koalas, bird life, whales (seasonal) and abundant wildlife
Cancellation Policy We are human here at Aquascene and we do understand that situations can happen that may mean you have to change or cancel your tour with us. Please phone us and we will do our best to accommodate your situation if possible. School holidays are a busy time for us and we like to be able to accommodate everyone, please try and let us know if you think there may be a change in your situation.
The following fees apply if there is a no show or minimal notice given to us. A "no show" or less than 12 hours notice – you will be charged full fare Within 2 days of departure - a 20% admin fee may be deducted from your payment if seats cannot be resold
If you are unwell, we request that you contact us as soon as possible, we will do our best to offer you options of a credit or transfer to a suitable date in the future. No communications to us will result in no alternative options offered to you. You will not be able to join the tour if you are unwell.
Waiver Form / Medical Information As part of your booking process, you will be emailed a waiver form that we require you to complete. This waiver form also requests any medical / accessible information that we need to know. Weather Conditions Guest comfort is our priority on Aquascene so we don't run our tours if the weather is unpleasant. We are always monitoring the weather conditions and will keep you updated on any changes with our tours. If a scheduled tour is cancelled by Aquascene due to unpleasant weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, a transfer to our tour on another day will be offered to you, or a full refund or credit offered.
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