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Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

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    Stop At: Magnetic Island Marina, 123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

    After boarding the bus at Nelly Bay terminal you will meet your friendly local guide who will escort you throughout the day. Our guides are all locals, with a depth of knowledge about life on the island.

    After a brief introduction you will make your way through Nelly Bay to the western side of the island. On the way you’ll get some background facts on the island and an introduction to the geography and fauna.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Picnic Bay Jetty, Magnetic Island, Picnic Bay QLD 4819, Australia

    Optional stop where we will discover its story and how it was saved from demolition, and take in the beautiful surrounds

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Magnetic Island Marina, 123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

    Leaving the early settlers behind we retrace our steps back to Nelly Bay where there will be an opportunity for a short toilet and coffee break. Afterwards, the bus will make its way over Arcadia hill where you will be rewarded with stunning views across Cleveland Bay towards the Coral sea

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Geoffrey Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland Australia

    No visit to the Maggie would be complete without a stop at Geoffrey Bay to see if you can find some of our extremely cute Allied Rock Wallabies. These wallabies are found only in Northern Queensland between Townsville and the Burdekin River.

    Geoffrey Bay is also an opportunity to get out of the bus and get up close and personal with our incredible rock formations.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Horseshoe Bay Beach, 1 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819, Australia

    Climbing the long steep hill towards Horseshoe Bay you will get some breathtaking views across the island. You will then head down the other side into the old farming precinct before we stop for an hour’s free time in Horseshoe Bay where a variety of food is available.

    During the winter when the butterflies are around we will definitely visit the Butterfly forest for a short bush walk. Its an experience not to be missed and great balm for the soul.

    Horseshoe Bay also offers year round swimming with a safe swimming enclosure in place during the summer months. An excellent place to cool off if you bring your swimmers.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Aquasearch, 6-10 Elena St Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 Australia

    After lunch you will return to the Ferry, giving you the chance to catch those incredible views once more. This time though we will head through the back of Arcadia, along pretty Hayles avenue with a short stop at Aquasearch Aquarium ($3 entry fee, cash only) where we will try and find Nemo and Dory and chat about our Giant Clams, before heading back to the Ferry Terminal in time to meet the 3pm depature to Townsville.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre, 15/11 Granite St, Picnic Bay QLD 4819, Australia

    Closed Tuesdays and between Australia Day to Easter.

    Set in the heritage listed Picnic Bay School and historic Butler Hut, the centre operates a museum and sells locally made craft and historical publications. The museum shows island history through permanent displays and varying annual exhibitions.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Outside front reception

    Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Island accommodation pickup and drop-off available
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Ferry tickets to and from Magnetic Island. These must be purchased separately from either Sealink QLD or Fantasea Cruising Magnetic
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Aquasearch Aquarium entrance fees (AUD3 cash only for over 5's)
    • Entry/Admission - Aquasearch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Neil was a wonderful host, very helpful and accommodating wity a great sense of humour. The tour was very interesting and beautiful to see baby koalas. Thanks again Neil
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    A group of 4o seniors from Cairns enjoyed the island tour with Neil as part of our recent visit to Magnetic Island. His commentary was so interesting and informative and the tour visited many areas. His relaxed manner and assistance to my passengers was much appreciated. He even
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    Neil is so knowledgeable about the island and also very kind. We couldn't have a better person to guide us. We've had a chance and luck to see fish, koalas, and kangaroos (wallabies) and my 3 years old daughter enjoyed feeding them with apple.
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    The tour was fantastic start to finish. Neil was an amazing guide; very knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna of the island. We learned so much and were lucky enough to see rock wallabies, koala, fish and butterflies. The butterfly forest was magical. Neil’s passion
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    Neil was very friendly and knowledgeable about the island, the flora and fauna and the history of the area. It was an interesting and relaxing day. Glad we chose this tour
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    • Duration: 5h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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