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Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Owner description: If it's nature you like, don't miss a walk through Northern Australia's largest colony of wild koalas on Magnetic Island. The remarkable Forts Walk is the best vantage point for... more Owner description: If it's nature you like, don't miss a walk through Northern Australia's largest colony of wild koalas on Magnetic Island. The remarkable Forts Walk is the best vantage point for wildlife, spectacular rocky coves and historic military sites. With 360 degree sweeping views of the coast and Coral Sea, this is a walk guaranteed to impress. Home to the best preserved WWII fortification on the eastern seaboard, the Magnetic Island Forts Walk is a reminder of just how close Australia came to being invaded. The walk includes The Forts gun emplacements which are still intact and offers interpretive signage along the way, providing a great insight into the significance of the area. Enjoy this walk in the early morning or late afternoon for the best chance of spotting koalas. Be sure to take water and wear appropriate walking shoes as there are some steep climbs on this walk. Distance: 4km Time: 1.5 hours Grade: moderate less
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Islands
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Geoffrey Bay
Geoffrey Bay
Attraction type: Beaches
West Point
West Point
Attraction type: Beaches
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail(Nelly Bay)
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Magnetic Island Museum
Attraction type: Gift & Specialty Shops; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Early Bird
The Early Bird
Price: $3 - $34
Cuisines: Street Food, Cafe, Delicatessen, Grill
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

Gilligan's Cafe Bar
Gilligan's Cafe Bar
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Arcadia
Price: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Barefoot art food wine
Barefoot art food wine
Price: $13 - $30
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Mamma Roma
Mamma Roma
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Picnic Bay
Price: $3 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sandi's on Magnetic Island
Sandi's on Magnetic Island
Price: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Australian
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

CStay
2.0 of 5
CStay
$41 - $52
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Arcadia Beach Guest House
3.0 of 5
Arcadia Beach Guest House
$43 - $53
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Bungalow Bay Koala Village
3.0 of 5
Bungalow Bay Koala Village
$43 - $66
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Arcadia Village Motel
3.0 of 5
Arcadia Village Motel
$83 - $93 (A$111 - A$124)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Arcadia
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Peppers Blue On Blue Resort
4.5 of 5
Peppers Blue On Blue Resort
$107 - $201
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Magnetic Island
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Island Leisure Resort
4.0 of 5
Island Leisure Resort
$99 - $148
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Magnetic Island
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island
4.0 of 5
Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island
$137 - $286
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Magnetic Island
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Maggies Beachfront Apartments
4.5 of 5
Maggies Beachfront Apartments
$173 - $251
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Island Palms Resort
4.0 of 5
Island Palms Resort
$105 - $131 (A$140 - A$175)
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.