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Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive
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Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

By Magnetic Island Tours
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About
You’ll have free time to linger at Horseshoe Bay Beach and see other points of interest during this tour of Magnetic Island. Your guide shares firsthand knowledge of island history, geology, and wildlife during this entertaining jaunt via scenic roads and byways. Pickup and drop-off is available from your island accommodation or the ferry terminal at Nelly Bay.
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Ages 0-99, max of 17 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Magnetic Island tour from Nelly Bay, limited to 17 travelers
  • Guided commentary on wildlife, geology, history, and folklore
  • Stop for a swim or lunch (own expense) at Horseshoe Bay
  • Ferry terminal located just 20 minutes from Townsville

  • Local guide
  • Free Bottled Water for guests
  • Free Hotel Pick up /Drop off on Magnetic island
What's not included
  • Ferry transfers to and from Magnetic Island.
  • Lunch
  • Aquasearch Aquarium entrance fees (AUD3 cash only for over 5's)
  • Hotel / Accommodation pick-up from Townsville
  • Entry/Admission - Aquasearch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Magnetic Island ferry terminal, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia
    Jan & Feb - Tour departs at 9:15am Mar-Dec - Tour departs at 10am Bus will be in the courtesy vehicle pick up point. Behind the public bus stops.
Pickup details
  • Pickups begin 30 minutes prior depending on location. Bus will meet you at recption of your accomodation
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Nelly Bay Terminal carpark, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 52965P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Magnetic Island ferry terminal
        Or, you can also get picked up
        See departure details
      • 1
        Nelly Bay
        Stop: 5 minutes
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      • 2
        Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 3
        Picnic Bay Jetty
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 4
        Geoffrey Bay
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • 5
        Horseshoe Bay Beach
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 6
        Aquasearch
        Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Magnetic Island Tours
        435
        Australia
        Joined in May 2015
      • GrandTour15467142868
        0 contributions
        Knowledgeable Tour Guide
        Interesting info. Opportunities to hop off the bus and explore a little. Recommend to do this tour early in your stay. Tour guide told some stories which attached meaning to the experiences.
        Written September 29, 2023
      • gejni
        0 contributions
        WONDERFUL MAGGIE ISLAND
        What can I say! From the moment we stepped off the ferry we were met warmly by Neill. He was such an informative, attentive guide with incredible local knowledge and then some. Our party was small which we loved and our coach was really comfortable and fully air conditioned. We also loved his ability to answer questions and his amazing sense of humour. The length of the tour suited us perfectly and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the way back on the ferry. Thank you for an unforgettable Magnetic Island experience.
        Written September 29, 2023
      • TraciS207
        0 contributions
        A great day trip of Magnetic Island
        Awesome trip with Tim . A local that had great knowledge and sense of humour . Stunning scenery and loved the laid back style of the island. Will be back to stay one day to experience more .
        Written September 27, 2023
      • K2151WLanitah
        0 contributions
        Great Experience
        We had a great day on the island with our tour guide Tim. We were lucky enough to see some wild koalas, which he stopped the tour for so we could get our and take photos. wild wallabies and we were even lucky enough to see a dugong feeding in one of the bays. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.
        Written September 27, 2023
      • Maz61
        0 contributions
        Magnetic Island Tours
        We had the most amazing afternoon with Magnetic Island Tours. Tim our driver was top notch and very knowledgeable - we had so much fun seeing the beautiful sights of magnetic island. Definitely recommend using magnetic tours. If I could give a six star rating I would. Thanks again Tim for an amazing adventure packed and fun afternoon.
        Written September 9, 2023
      • Curiosity20946786799
        0 contributions
        Magnetic Island Afternoon Tour
        Had a very enjoyable and informative afternoon with tour guide Tim. He was punctual and went out of his way to show us the highlights of beautiful Magnetic Island. We especially loved our free time at Horseshoe Bay. Thank you Tim and Magnetic Island tours.
        Written August 22, 2023
      • 727estherj
        0 contributions
        Great highlight tour of Magnetic Island
        My daughter and I had a "private" tour with Neil, as there were no other guests. Neil is very knowledgeable about the history/flora/fauna of the island and very willing to answer all our questions. He changed the itenary of the afternoon a bit, so we were able to see different bays, the butterflies, a koala and we stayed extra long at Geoffreys bay, to see and feed the rock wallabies. Defenitely our favourite spot. It was great to see all the highlights without feeling rushed! Absolutely would recommend a tour with Neil!
        Written August 1, 2023
      • tommalley1
        0 contributions
        Amazing experience
        A great experience provided by Neil who was the perfect tour guide with his amazing knowledge of Magnetic Island. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is planning on visiting.
        Written April 12, 2023
      • Wanderer635237
        0 contributions
        Great way to get insight
        Loved the local knowledge on plants, animals, history etc. stopping at the rock wallabies was my favourite 😍
        Written April 12, 2023
      • Kirst090
        0 contributions
        Amazing!
        Was recommended this tour by a friend. We absolutely loved it!! My daughter and I enjoyed learning about the different aspects of what makes Magnetic island unique. Neil was a fantastic guide, sharing his vast knowledge & passion for the island history. The rock wallabies and koala were definitely a highlight. A must do tour if you are visiting this beautiful place.
        Written March 20, 2023
      • PatCooper02
        0 contributions
        Magnetic Island Tour
        Neil is a very knowledgeable host and guide, his expertise ranged from the history of Magnetic Island and it's geology to all aspects of flaura and fauna. His commentary was both amusing and informative. The duration of the tour is well timed with several stops at places of interest and an hour for lunch at Horseshoe bay.
        Written March 13, 2023
      • gunningert2023
        0 contributions
        Great tour.
        It was a really nice tour, were you get to see the higligths on the island. A good guide who has alot knowlegde about history, fauna and more. Can recommend the tour. I also liked that we were a small group of people in a small bus.
        Written March 12, 2023
      • POLICE111
        0 contributions
        Magnetic Island
        I had such an amazing day out and Neil our host had so much knowledge about Magnetic Island and also the flora and fauna. It’s a trip not to be missed.
        Written November 23, 2022
      • rose l
        0 contributions
        Worth the $$
        Was very happy with our tour. We wanted to know about the island and see as much as we could in a short amount of time. Thus tour was perfect Neil educated us without boring us. Would highly recommend this tour. Can’t wait to get back to the island to explore more
        Written November 22, 2022
      • Anaisabelwall2
        0 contributions
        Excellent and informative
        Very informative and interesting. Friendly and down to earth. Really enjoyed it. Came back again with my daughter abs went to spots we learned about.
        Written November 7, 2022
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      Ben J
      Sydney, Australia91 contributions
      I'm not one who usually goes on organised tours, especially on bus tours, usually prefertif to explore on my own but was pleasantly surprised by this experience and definitely glad I chose something opposed to what I'd normally do

      Neil really makes this tour. His knowledge of the island, its history, and the locations on the island he visits were all first class. If short on time, would highly recommend the tour or even if you use this tour to get your bearings, and then explore further on your own time (like I did).

      Probably appeals more to the older travelers, but as someone in his mid30s, can highly recommend for those in this age group as well.
      Written August 9, 2022
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      Jennifer B
      Brisbane, Australia43 contributions
      One of the best guided day tours we've taken anywhere in our travels. Our guide was incredibly warm and friendly and is an island local so his knowledge of all things 'Maggie' is outstanding but it's his presentation and delivery that have you feeling like old friends 30 minutes in to the tour.
      There are plenty of breaks for photos and strolling and the bus is on the older side but spotlessly clean and comfortable.
      Cannot recommend this company highly enough.
      Written June 12, 2021
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      Mel
      Townsville, Australia1 contribution
      Feb 2020
      We were met at the Ferry terminal by the tour operator Neil with a clean, refreshingly cold air conditioned bus. With plenty of stops of very informative information, an Aussie take of the history of Magnetic Island. Neil really tailored our tour to suit all those aboard the bus. This tour I highly recommend for those wanting that little bit more then just hiking and swimming at the beach.

      A must do for all ages.
      Written February 23, 2020
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      Craig T
      Noosa, Australia16 contributions
      Oct 2020
      Neil was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He is a natural at guiding tours. The tour was interesting and offered aspects of the island we would not have otherwise found out about. He took all passengers into consideration, including my 8 and 10 year old kids. We all had a blast and highly recommend his service. A lot to learn from a local on this wonderful island. We renamed it Magnificent Island:)

      Thanks Neil for adding to our trip!
      Written October 11, 2020
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      David S
      Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
      Sep 2020
      We were met promptly at 10-00 by Neil, our guide, driver and owner of Best Bus Tours.
      The airconditioned bus was clean and tidy ready to take us on our tour.
      We left Nelly Bay Terminal and headed south towards Cockle Bay, stopping at Rocky Bay Lookout, a walk along the Jetty at Picnic Bay, the Magnetic Island Museum (although being Tuesday it was closed).
      After out stop at Cockle Bay, we headed past Nelly Bay towards Horseshoe Bay where we were to have lunch. On our way there we stopped at Bremner Point so see the rock wallabies and tropical sea fish, Alma Bay Back and the Cenotaph and had a short walk into the Rainforest to see the unbelievable butterflies with a added surprise to see a koala asleep up a tree.. We then headed for lunch.
      We had an hour for lunch, with plenty of choices, we opted for a pub lunch then an ice cream.
      Lunch completed, we headed back towards Nelly Bay Terminal stopping on the way at the Aquasearch Aquarium.
      Arriving back at Nelly Bay Terminal in time for the 3-00pm.
      This was a great day, with Neil being an excellent guide and pretty good driver (lol). I have no hesitation in recommending the tour to everyone.
      Written September 23, 2020
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      Joanne S
      Sunshine Coast, Australia57 contributions
      Aug 2020
      What a terrific way to learn more about the history, nature and sights of Magnetic Island. Neil is a great host and tour driver who kept us entertained with his stories and knowledge of the area. We highly recommend this tour as it took us to places we would not have been able to see by ourselves.
      Written August 29, 2020
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      Sandra M
      1 contribution
      Feb 2020 • Couples
      We took a bus tour on Magnetic Island. Very good tour with plenty of opportunities to stop and/it ask questions. Driver went out if his way to find the best views, eg while we were at lunch he went to see if he could locate a koala bear in the area. Well he did and took us to visit. A great experience with a very knowledgeable guide.
      Written February 16, 2020
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      BuderimDiner
      Buderim70 contributions
      Oct 2020
      Neil was an excellent tour guide and host imparting local knowledge, stories and history of the island. He also shared many places we would have missed or not known about had we not participated in his bus tour. It was an excellent time spent on Magnetic Island and we thoroughly recommend Neil’s business and service offering.
      Written October 24, 2020
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      Thank you for your kinds words. I do enjoy showing people around the island and we are inviting you into our home so to speak. I'm glad we got to share it with you.
      Written November 12, 2020
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      Mel M
      2 contributions
      Oct 2020 • Family
      Neil was absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend this tour enough. We are a family of 6 with teenagers and a toddler and everyone had a great day. The stops were well thought out and Neil was able to adapt the tour to suit the group. He was extremely knowledgeable and you could tell he really loves what he does. The added extras that we weren't expecting just put the icing on the cake really.
      Written October 3, 2020
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      Rebecca W
      5 contributions
      Oct 2020
      Neil's passion and knowledge of the island and its inhabitants (both human and animal) was amazing! He was very accomadating of people's interests and needs. We were able to see everything we wanted to see and more! This included rock wallabies, the butterfly walk, giant clams, awesome lookouts, Cockle Bay and other hidden gems. Neil is a font of knowledge regarding everything to do and see on the island. We learnt so much on our tour!

      Would recommend as a must do when staying on the island! Thanks for a great day, Neil!
      Written October 3, 2020
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