Although the name suggests a more remote location, getting to Magnetic Island is really easy. Starting your Island holiday adventure with the opportunity to spot dolphins, whales and other sealife brings added excitement. The passenger ferry from Townsville, Queensland takes just 20 minutes and runs day and night.
The Fantasea vehicle ferry takes a little longer. If you prefer to leave your car on the mainland there is a free parking facility at the Fantasea ferry terminal.
Although located separately, both ferry terminals are just a short taxi ride or shuttle bus from Townsville’s Domestic Airport to where you can connect daily from towns throughout Australia.
Townsville is an easy and beautiful 4 hour drive from Cairns.