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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island? Totally underrated until you experience its awesomeness! Did you know that more than 50% of the island is pure National Park goodness? And guess what? It's home to Australia's biggest koala sanctuary. Those little furballs can be tricky to spot, but here's your golden opportunity to catch them in the wild! Fancy feeding rock wallabies? Or how about catching a stunning sunset at West Point beach, with Australia as your backdrop?

Now, here's where the fun kicks into high gear. Grab your pals and rent a mini 4WD for a day of epic island exploration. It's the absolute coolest way to get around, trust us! And speaking of cool, Radical Beach is just a hop, skip and a jump from your accommodation. It's hands down one of the island's raddest swimming spots. Get ready for a magnetic adventure like no other!

Population: 2000

Vibe: Island life at it's finest

Known as: The best place to see wild koalas


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Forts Walk
Join your Stray guide on a trek around the Forts Complex. Combining WW2 history with stunning scenery, this 1.5 hour walk will lead you to an incredible viewpoint where you can admire the horizon and surrounding islands.

Hire a 4WD and cruise around the island
A backpacker favourite! Hire a mini 'barbie car' and zoom around the island or round up a group of mates and drive in convoy. If you have your 4WD for the whole day - make sure to head out to West Point for sunset.

Spot koalas in the wild
Look up! You're bound to see atleast one wild koala nestled in a tree during your time here.They sleep for 22 hours a day though... so there's a high chance they'll be asleep.

Swim at Horseshoe Bay
It's rare to find a safe space to swim in Queensland (thanks to all the deadly marine life), but Horseshoe bay is equipped with stinger nets to prevent any unwanted attention. Hallelujah!


Selina Magnetic Island

Selina Magnetic Island is your gateway to a tropical paradise, just a 5-minute walk from Horseshoe Bay. Dive into adventure with snorkeling and kayaking in crystal-clear waters or explore any of the island's other 23 stunning bays. Hike local trails for breathtaking views, and don't miss the chance to visit our on-site wildlife park to meet Aussie animals up close and personal. This is your all-in-one Magnetic Island experience, where adventure and relaxation come together seamlessly.


40 Horseshoe Bay Rd
Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819, Australia
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Tel: +61 4 7521 9295

Selina Magnetic Island Entree AU Accommodation 23-24


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What to do on Magnetic Island

Here's the lowdown on all the must-see parts of this awesome island. Ssshhh, it might even be our favourite island in Australia!