Explore Magnetic Island with ease, Take your Car and See More!

Vehicle bookings are essential

Magnetic Island Ferries welcomes you to Magnetic Island!

“Does your Magnetic Island Ferry take Walk-on passengers?”
Absolutely! From $35 per adult return and we have a secure carpark from just $8 per day.

“Where is your ferry departure location in Townsville?”
We are at 42 Ross Street, South Townsville.

Magnetic Island is an adventure seekers dream, whilst also being as laid back as it gets, boasting some of the most secluded beaches in Australia. Located just 8kms from Townsville, our ferry barge can get you and/or your vehicle to Magnetic Island in just 40 minutes! Perfect for a day trip or an extended stay.

Taking your car certainly means you will be able to see more and make the most of your time to do as much, or as little, as you want. With over 40kms of road, including some challenging 4×4 tracks, you will spend endless hours exploring this tropical playground.

With, on average, over 320 days of sunshine per year, 20+ beaches and half of the island covered in National Park, ‘Maggie’ will have you saying, “I wish we could stay longer!” Your activity list will have you wanting to come back for more: from hiking (over 26kms worth!), fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, to more relaxed options like swimming, picnicking, or lounging in a hammock on any beach with your favourite book. Support the local businesses by dining out in any wide choices of cafes and restaurants or go on a tour and find out more about Magnetic Island than meets the eye!

Be sure to book your vehicle in advance so you too can SEE MORE!


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BEST Place to see the sunset! I had the privilege of traveling on this awesome Ferry crewed by friendly and happy team. If you are going over to Maggie be sure to return on Magnetic Island Ferry so that you can experience their Sunset Cruise. It was breathtaking!

— D. Peters

Great service, on time and smoothly run. All staff are really helpful and it’s such an easy service to use. So much more convenient having the car on Magnetic Island to get around. Cheers

— ablackburn7874

Great service. Very professional, run like clockwork.

— A. Hubbard