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Overnight Magnetic Island w/ Base Backpackers
from $165pp

Just a short ferry ride from Townsville, this awesome little stop off on the north of the East Coast trail is a must-do.

Explore this island on foot or with the epic soft-top 4WD Barbie cars. Top-notch hikes, world-class beaches, historical WWII history, amazing views, and even better snorkelling, this place can’t be missed.

This Base Hostel Magnetic Island deal includes everything you need to check out this beautiful part of the East Coast such as 2 or 3 nights in 6 bed dorm accommodation at Base Magnetic Island (shared A/C dorm), return ferry transfers from Townsville, as well as one breakfast, one dinner, and one welcome drink to get your social life warmed up.

Spend your time relaxing at this epic little oasis, chilling by the pool, swimming in the ocean or exploring more of the island in search of friendly rock wallabies and wild Koalas…the choice is yours!

Trip Intinerary

Disclaimer Itinerary

Please be advised that this is NOT a guided tour. This product is a self-guided accommodation & transport package.


Collect your return ferry tickets from Townsville ferry terminal (it’s where the Greyhound and Premier buses stop). You just need to give them your name.
25-minute Sealink ferry to Magnetic Island
Take the public shuttle to ‘Base Magnetic Island’
Check-in from 2PM– Provide travel voucher
Stay 2 or 3 nights at Base Magnetic Island
Explore the island. Enjoy the pool. Party in the evening.
Check out on the final day by 10AM
Take the public shuttle to the ferry port
25-minute Sealink ferry to Townville

Inclusions & Extras


  • 2 Nights 6 Bed Dorm Accommodation At Base Magnetic Island (shared A/C Dorm)
  • Return Ferry Transfers From Townsville
  • x1 Breakfast, x1 Dinner, & Welcome Drink

Not Included

  • Swimwear Hire
  • Surfboard Hire
  • Free Barbie Car Hire

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Booking Confirmation

Pick Ups & Departures

Base Magnetic Island operates 7 days per week
The 25-minute Sealink ferry departs just about every hour from Townsville, starting at around 05.30AM and finishing at around 10.30PM
Once you’re on the island, Base is a short public bus ride away – just jump on the bus heading towards Picnic Bay and tell one of the island’s friendly bus drivers you are heading to Base. They will drop you at your doorstep in Nelly Bay for $2.50.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Base Australia Magnetic Island Terms & Conditions

Open Dated Booking Notice
If you are booking open dated, we will require 2 Days notice.

Refund Policy
Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames…

• Cancellations within 2 Days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.

Things to Note
Please note bookings during Full Moon Party Fridays DO NOT include Ticket entry to Full moon.


The private tent rates are based per person, YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN TENT AS THERE IS NO ON SITE TENT HIRE.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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