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Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Get a more in-depth experience of Magnetic Island than most visitors on this tour, tailored to day trippers arriving on the morning ferry. See the island's top sights as well as some off-the-beaten-path spots, and learn about local wildlife, birds, history, geology, and folklore before heading back to the terminal in time for the ferry.
  • Get a richer experience of Magnetic Island than most visitors
  • Tour is timed to coincide with the ferry's morning arrival and afternoon departure
  • See the island's top sights, as well as off-the-beaten-path spots: Great intro for first-time visitors
  • Get insights into local culture, history, and wildlife from your guide

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel / Accommodation pick-up on Magnetic Island
  • Bottled water
  • Ferry tickets to and from Magnetic Island. ($36 Adults, $18 Concession return)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Aquasearch Aquarium entrance fees (AUD3 cash only for over 5's)
  • Hotel / Accommodation pick-up from Townsville

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1
    Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

    In the courtesy vehicle pick up point. Behind the public bus stops.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Sit back and relax in his A/C bus and enjoy the gorgeous view.
178 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Well worth going to Maggie
wendypoynton, Jun 2022
We had a lovely tour of the island with Neil. He was entertaining and very informative on all aspects of this picturesque island.
Perfect day on the island
Sally_G, May 2022
Tour was amazing thanks to the tour operator who went out of his way to pick me up from the jetty because Viator put the wrong information up. Note to anyone booking this tour on Viator there is NO hotel pick up and have to meet tour operator at Townsville or magnetic island wharf The tour was brilliant the drive around the island was really cool. The highlight for me was feeding the magnetic island rock wallabies by hand and seeing their baby’s. Lunch was also really nice and the views of palm island and Townsville from Maggie island were gorgeous Would 100% recommend this tour
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks Sally. Apologies for the mix up. We have reviewed the booking requirements with Viator to see if we can prevent this happening in the future, and changed the internal order review processes. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of the day.
Very nice.
Leslie_H, May 2022
Tour guide was very friendly and informative. Had a very nice tour of the island. Plenty of opportunities to stop and take pictures and feed the wallabies.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks Leslie. The island is very photogenic. We are glad you were able to join us and experience its beauty.
The views back to...
Neil_P, Sep 2021
The views back to Townsville were spectacular as were the island ones, Neil our host did a awesome job his local knowledge was amazing. We would highly recomend this tour
Great tour of Magnetic Island
Maureen_B, Aug 2021
Walking through the forrest to see the butterflies and feeding the rock wallabies were highlights of what was a interesting, entertaining and informative tour of Magnetic Island by our guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A tour not to be missed, a great day out
Jane_P, Jul 2021
We had a great day. The tour guide was funny and very informative. Loved hand feeding the Wallabies. We would recommend that you do the tour before you start exploring Magnetic Island as the Island has plenty of hidden gems. Thanks for the wonderful experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
Gain the meggi extract
Mahbub, Jul 2021
It was a fantastic experience with the trips provided by bus service. The guide is experienced and shared valuable information about the spots visited. We managed to cover most of the attractative spots of magnetic island. I recommend this tour anyone planning to explore magnetic island.
A very enjoyable and interesting tour.
Tim_M, Jul 2021
Our guide Neil was very knowledgeable and we learned many interesting facts about the island and it's history. He is definitely a cut above the rest as far as tour guides are concerned and had the weather programmed so that it rained while we were on the bus and dry when we were walking around. The small number of people on the tour (15?) also added to the enjoyment. Seeing the butterflies in the bush at the end of the tour was an absolute highlight. Thank you very much.
Great Day trip
Grahame_G, Jun 2021
Driver was very informative. The stops were well organised. Loved Picnic Bay and Horseshoe Bays. Very reasonably priced.
Need to go back and stay
Cheryl_L, Jun 2021
The rock wallabies, butterflies, golden orb spider and the beautiful scenery. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable
Maggie tour
Yvonne_F, May 2021
Fantastic day with a really friendly tour guide Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves So much to see and do on magnetic island Something for everyone Loved seing and learning all anout the local fauna and flora
Maggie in a nut shell
Robert_Z, Apr 2021
Neil was informative in many spheres ensuring good exposure to the history flora and fauna of the island and allowing a relaxed swim at Horseshoe Bay Thanks from father and son Rob and Ben
A pleasurable day in Utopia.
Deborah_A, Apr 2021
Loved hearing some of thehistory of the island. Well presented tour highly recommended for those wanting a good day trip or for those staying a little longer. We went to places I would have neverfound on my own. The rock wallaby's were a highlight. My other half wanted to take one home. Beautiful views from a comfortable bus that was easily accessible for those that may have some mobility issues getting on and off the bus. I was worried about this as I walk with a arm crutch. I shouldn't have been worried. Handles on both sides and small steps Made it easier to get on and off. A pleasurable and knowledgeable trip. Would recommend to anyone who wants to see a little of everything and learn some of the history. Stopped at Horseshoe Bay for lunch where there are cafes and pubs to suit all tastes. Well worth the money. Has made us want to return to the island for a couple of weeks armed with some handy knowledge.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best way to see Magnetic Island
Brian_T, Oct 2020
Fabulous day out. Neil was very experienced and knew a lot of information about Magnetic Island. There are so many different aspects about this your, do I would like to suggest it for all ages.
Feeding the rock wallaby’s
Krystyna_M, Jul 2020
Was a beautiful tour and the tour guide was amazing and very kind and very knowledgeable knew so much and stuff I never even knew about night recommend.
Excellent service provided
Julie E, Dec 2019
Neil is a brilliant tour guide of Maggie Island. He loves the island and it shows .He was very informative,knowledgeable,funny and easy going. Sit back & relax in his A/C bus and enjoy the gorgeous view. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend this tour A+
Magic Magnetic Tour
Anthony N, Oct 2019
Great tour, Neil was a fantastic host and what he does not know about the island isn’t worth knowing. I highly recommend this tour if visiting Magnetic Island.
Magnetic Island
Meander38345919359, Jan 2019
The guide was amazing. It was a wonderful experience to go around the island. Beautiful place to visit.


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