Something for everyone.
Magnetic Island has just about something for everyone regarding sports activities.
See "Things to Do" for additional information.
Equipment: Most sporting equipment can be hired on Magnetic Island at Coral Sea Sports in Nelly Bay.
- Sailing and Boating
- Adventure Travel
There`s an exellent fort walking track on magnetic island. You`ll pass some military posts with good vieuws and a great place to spot koala`s.
Great places to snorkel are;
- horseshoe bay
- arthur bay
- Water Sports
- Hiking and Walking
One of the fun things we did on Magnetic Island was hiring a tinnie (little aluminium boat with outboard motor and sunshade cover over the top) for part of the afternoon and chugging around a bit of the island, admiring small sandy white deserted bays and keeping a look out for giant sea turtles.
You're only allowed to travel a certain distance on the island, but it's still a bit of fun (and you can snorkel off the edge of your boat if you want - or if you can manage to climb back on board) or if you can figure out how to lift the motor properly, you can beach it and sit or swim on a deserted beach for a while.
Equipment: You would think with a boat hire you might get your flippers and snorkel and goggles included, but you don't, so if you have at least your own snorkel and mask as you travel around, you'll save some money, as it would have cost us $7 ea to hire snorkel and mask, and another $7 ea to hire flippers.
Lifejacket is included on board.
Don't forget lots of sunscreen (the shade on the boat really isn't enough and the sun is burning hot out there on the water).
Also, you can hire jet skis, and they will get you a bit further around the island in a shorter space of time. They looked like a lot of fun.
- Budget Travel
- Diving and Snorkeling