Townsville has direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and is serviced by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin.
There is an airport shuttle to the Breakwater ferry Terminal, book in advance by calling 0478 160 036
Taxi from the airport to the Breakwater Ferry Terminal takes 10 minutes for around $25.
Arriving by Bus.
Greyhound and Premiere coaches disembark Magnetic Island passengers at the Sealink Ferry Terminal in Townsville. With 17 Ferry services daily to Magnetic Island you will not have to wait long.
Arriving by Car.
Townsville is approx. 3 hours drive north from Airlie Beach and 4 hours drive south of Cairns. Parking is situated at Sealink Townsville for a small 24 hour fee + free Secure car parking is available at Fantasea Cruising Magnetic Island (vehicle ferry)
If you wish to take your vehicle to Magnetic Island, (there is a network of roads of approx. 60km linking West Point, Picnic Bay, Nelly Bay, Arcadia and Horseshoe Bay) come across on Fantasea Cruising Magnetic Island.
Arriving by Rail.
Queensland Rail operate 6 weekly services from Brisbane or Cairns and 3 weekly services from the inland of Mt. Isa. The railway station is situated within the city and is approx $15 by taxi and a 10 minute ride to the ferry terminal.
How to Get to Horseshoe Bay
Magnetic Island, is located 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville, North Queensland.
Arriving on Magnetic Island,
Both Sealink and Fantasea Cruises arrive at Nelly Bay Harbour.
Departs from the Breakwater Ferry Terminal situated on Ross Creek in Sir Leslie Thiess Drive.
The trip to Magnetic Island, on fast ferries takes approx 20 minutes (no bookings required) and if you have pre-purchased a package, you can collect your ferry ticket at the sales counter.
$32.00 return. There are 17 return services daily to Magnetic Island. www.sealinkqld.com.au
Fantasea Cruising Magnetic
Provides 6 daily services. Vehicle ferry and passenger walk on option
Bookings are essential. Please call the team at Bungalow Bay to get your best rate on (07) 4778 5577 or direct to Fantasea on (07) 4796 9300
Standard vehicle (includes camper van under 5 metres and 2 ton) – $178 return includes up to 5-6 people.
Camper vans up to 6 metres is $227 to Camper vans up to 5 metres is $222.
Loading time is 20 minutes prior to departure.
Secure parking is available Free of Charge for those who wish to leave their car in Townsville.
Walk on passengers are $25 return.
Island Bus Service / Sunbus
A local bus will meet all Sealink ferry services to the Isalnd, Jump on the Horseshoe Bay bus for a 15 minute ride (7kms) and you will be dropped right at the front door of Bungalow Bay Koala Village. $3 each way
Fare from the Nelly Bay Harbour Terminal to Bungalow Bay Koala Village is approx. $20