Car hire is readily available through the major companies in most cities within Australia. Thus, you may hire a vehicle and drive to Townsville, putting your hire vehicle on our Magnetic Island Ferries barge for direct service to Nelly Bay. Another option is to travel as a passenger on the ferry, then hire a car upon arrival on Magnetic Island. Car hire is available at affordable rates for the day or for longer periods of time. Vehicles are late model, automatic, and air-conditioned.

Independent Rentals (www.independentrentals.com.au or 1800 678 843)

Thrifty Car Rentals (www.thrifty.com.au or 1300 367 227)

Cheaper Than Cars (Cheaperthancars.com.au or +61 2 8015 2643)

Hiring a car to explore Magnetic Island offers you immense flexibility to enjoy all that the island has to offer. Keep your own schedule, and take in whatever strikes your fancy. Discover a hidden beach cove, snorkel, lounge in the sun, shop, dine, and more.