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Welcome to Best of Magnetic, Magnetic Island's No.1 accommodation provider. We hope you enjoy browsing 160 of the best holiday properties on Magnetic Island, all exclusively managed by Best of Magnetic. We’re Magnetic Island experts, with lots of local knowledge to help you. Our office is only meters from the ferry and as valued guests we provide a free transfer to your accommodation.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have introduced a super-flexible cancellation policy. All reservations are refundable if restrictions prevent your travel to Magnetic Island.

Magnetic Island Holiday Houses, Villas & Apartments

Browse accommodation by the type of property right for your Magnetic Island stay.

Magnetic Island Accommodation Specials

Accommodation deals - fully refundable if unable to travel due to COVID.

1 Bright Point Apt 2303 special

Water Views from Bright Point - Save 20% for 4 night stay

Deal Available from November 11, 2021 until December 19, 2021

Valid for stays from November 11, 2021 to December 23, 2021

This promotion applies to 1 properties

Reflections Magnetic Island Holiday Accommodation

Winter Reflections - Save 10%!

Deal Available from June 11, 2021 until September 12, 2021

Valid for stays from July 18, 2021 to September 16, 2021

This promotion applies to 4 properties

Beached on Magnetic Holiday Accommodation Magnetic Island

Get Beached before Christmas - Save 10%!

Deal Available from June 13, 2021 until December 12, 2021

Valid for stays from November 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021

This promotion applies to 1 properties

Stay In The Best Accommodation On Magnetic Island

Enjoy your Magnetic Island with accommodation for couples, families, and groups. We have the best holiday houses, units and villas across all areas of Magnetic Island including Horseshoe, Bay Arcadia, Nelly Bay & Picnic Bay. We're not just a booking website, we're a Magnetic Island business able to help throughout your Magnetic Island holiday.

Magnetic Island's Best Accommodation in Horseshoe Bay, Picnic Bay, Nelly Bay & Arcadia

Browse all accommodation right across Magnetic Island.

Find Accommodation that just right for you - Beachfront, Family, Swimming Pool and more

Browse accommodation across magnetic island that matches your style and needs.


Booking your Magnetic Island accommodation with Best of Magnetic will save you money. We guarantee you the lowest online rates on every one of our 160 Magnetic Island holiday properties, without exception!


Located off the sunny city of Townsville, Magnetic Island is an island getaway dream destination with no shortage of things to do, natural wonders to explore and places to stay. Our top attractions and activities include:

  • Hire a car and take a day trip exploring Magnetic Island’s most scenic beaches and historical hiking trails
  • Ride a jetski or enjoy a day of snorkelling on Horseshoe Bay
  • Brave the scenic Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
  • Enjoy a Pro Dive experience off Magnetic Bay’s coast
  • Enjoy Nelly Bay’s shopping and tourist district
  • Spend the nights on the waterfront in one of 160 Magnetic Island accommodation options.

The best way to get to Magnetic Island is to take a ferry from Townsville. You have two ferries available to you. The Magnetic Island ferry takes just 25-minutes (for passengers only) or 45-minutes if you wish to take your car. Meanwhile, the Sealink ferry also gives you the option to travel from Townsville to travel as a passenger. Simply leave your car on the mainland at Breakwater Ferry Terminal in Townsville.

Magnetic Island is an island 8 kilometres offshore of Cleveland Bay from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It is considered a suburb of Townsville.

Magnetic Island is 52 sq. km (20.1 sq mi) of mountainous island.

As a suburb of Townsville and only 10km north of the city, Magnetic Island is administered by the Townsville City Council.

Magnetic Island is steeped in history. When Captain Cook had passed the island on his voyage in June 1770, the island had a magnetic effect on the ship’s compass. He then dubbed it ‘Magnetical Island or Headland’ in his journal. He dictated that the compass “‘would not travis well when near it”.

With over 160 scenic shoreline holiday units and villas on offer, you’re bound to find magnetic island accommodation that satisfies your requirements. Our diverse range of accommodation range from romantic beachside apartments for couples, magnetic island hotels, isolated luxury villas, budget holiday lets to spacious family homes with all the modern amenities to keep the kids entertained.

We are Magnetic Island’s No.1 accommodation provider, overseeing properties exclusively managed by our experienced hospitality team. As Magnetic Island experts, we not only have the best accommodation on offer, but can provide you with a wealth of knowledge to get you where you need to be. Our head office is only meters from the ferry, and provides free transfers to your accommodation.

For more information about our COVID-19 cancellation policy, don’t hesitate to contact us.