Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

1 Nelly Bay Road , Magnetic Island QLD 4819

A backpackers tropical island paradise and only 20 minutes ferry ride from Townsville!

Base Magnetic Island is the all new base with luxurious bures for couples, stylish dorms for singles and backpackers Island bar and cafe. By day unwind, relax and chill out at the beach. At night groove by the pool with DJs spinning their funky tunes and wicked beats.

One of Australia's only backpackers right on the beach. - Home to Australia's Island Full Moon Parties - every month! - Free pickup from Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal. - Free island tours and Dive School on site. - Stunning pool and decking for sun bathing.

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  • Bar on Premises
  • Cafe
  • Hostel/Backpacker
  • Pool
  • Pay Wi-Fi

Reception Hours:

7:45am-8:00pm Daily.

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Check In/Out Info:

Please refer to travel documentation regarding access out of reception hours.

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Magnetic Island is located 8 kilometres off the coast from Townsville. The property is right on the beach an ideal location for a fun and sun-filled holiday.

Distance To Nearest Beach:

Located on the beach

Restaurant Info:

Base Cafe
Serving cafe style cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Credit Cards Accepted:

All major credit cards accepted.
Note that a credit card may be requested upon check-in as a form of security deposit.

Driving Info:

Arrive at Magnetic Island by ferry transfer from Townsville (25 minutes).

Ferry transfers depart Breakwater Terminal, Townsville daily (almost hourly throughout the day) arriving at Nelly Bay Terminal on Magnetic Island.

Return transfers from Magnetic Island depart almost hourly throughout the day.

Transfer Info:

20mins ferry from Townsville

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1300 551 669 within Australia
+61 7353 54534 worldwide