Best seats in the townhouse…..

Now that Queensland is open (to most of Australia anyway), many long standing traditions and events are back on track to go ahead this year.

This year Magnetic Island Race Week will run from Thursday 27th August to Wednesday 2nd September. There is no doubt that our townhouse at Water’s Edge has one of the best locations to take in all of the action from this spectacular regatta.

So set out the cheese plate, pour a glass of bubbles and enjoy the action from the deck…..or from the bath tub – which ever floats your boat.

Doing it tough….

Times are tough right now across the travel industry throughout Australia. Tourism contributes nearly $25bn per year to the Queensland economy and employs 217,000 people (source:

With its  beautiful beaches, rugged locations and friendly community Magnetic Island has earned a reputation as a world class travel location. A vacation on Maggie does not have to be expensive – check out our Top 10 Free Activities  Top 10 Free Activities  to see how you can plan a great trip on a budget…..

Not as roodie as it sounds……

Today I want to feature one of Horseshoe Bay’s most popular restaurants – Noodies on the Beach – “Noodies” reopened earlier this month and is back to enjoying a busy life after lockdown.

Noodies offers Tex-Mex lunch and dinner and is fully licensed offering a free sombrero with every pitcher of Margarita. It is a great spot to watch the sunset over the Coral Sea. For early risers you can now also grab a morning coffee and tasty breakfast.

Bookings are currently essential so to avoid disappointment call AJ on 0431134020 to book a seat by the beach in Horseshoe Bay.

Enjoy Socially Distant Island Golf

Magnetic Island Country Club is home to a beautiful 9 hole golf course set against a backdrop of the rugged Magnetic Island National Park. The grass is green all year round and the course is open 7 days a week.

Don’t worry about dragging equipment with you, the club offers for hire everything that you need from electric carts to clubs and even eskies with ice for those purchasing cold drinks from the fully licensed clubhouse.

The club is easily found on the corner of Yule and Hurst Streets in Picnic Bay. Check out the website to find out more or to make a booking:


Aquascene Tours – a COVID Clean Tour Operator

Aquascene operated by Steph & Adam Hinks is one of our favorite businesses on Magnetic Island. In these stressful and unpredictable times they do everything possible to ensure a safe but exciting experience.

Half day “discovery” tours include snorkelling, wildlife sightings as well as exploration of parts of beautiful Magnetic Island only accessible by sea. Sunset and Shipwreck cruises are also available – and for something a little more special, why not book a private charter. All tours are accompanied by a bounty of stories and local history that only a true Maggie local could provide….so check out Adam and Steph’s website:

This experience comes highly recommended.


Magnetic Island is Open for Business…

Although currently only open to fellow Queenslanders, Magnetic Island has now started to re-open for business following Covid-19 lockdowns across the state. Most of our favorite places are fully open and enjoying the moderate tropical winter temperatures.

Although I cannot cross the border yet, I have high hopes of visiting again before the end of this winter. I am really looking forward to an early morning stroll along Nelly Bay beach, lunch at the Bikini Tree Cafe in Arcadia, a massage and pedicure (not sure which one I need most) at Endota Spa and cocktails and dinner at the Picnic Bay Hotel………I’m counting down the days – see you soon Maggie!!