The Magnetic Island Country Club is situated in Picnic Bay where native flora and fauna abound and with frequent sightings of Koalas.
This is an ideal 9 hole golf course for those who would like a leisurely walk around with scenic views and still be challenged.
The course offers challenges for professionals and amateurs alike.
Enjoy enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious meal at the country club’s restaurant and bar.
Enjoy exciting bush and beach rides, and then swim your horse in the clear waters of the Coral Sea! The horses love swimming, and the experience of riding bareback along the beach and then swimming on horseback is awesome! it’s a good idea to have a friend meet you at the beach with a towel and a camera.
Bluey’s Horse riding offer a 2.5 hour tour incorporating bush and beach riding. Suitable for all levels of riders. Tours depart 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. For more information contact Bluey’s on (07) 47 785 109
Look for the Walking Trails Information Signs located around the island — each one leading you to discover unique beauty and environs of this tropical paradise.
There are 25km of walking trails on the island covering walks graded from easy to moderate with distances of 1.2km to 16km return and ranging from 60mins to 5 hrs walk times.
One of the spectacular walks is the forts walk a round trip of just 4km offering Koalas, spectacular views and an insight into the islands wartime history.
Other spectacular walk destinations include:Balding Bay, Radical Bay, Hawkings Point, Florence Bay and Arthur Bay.
The island offers suberb fishing wether you fish off the beaches, rocky points or take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The local fishing is very rewarding were you can catch, bream, flathead, whiting, mackerel, trevally and queenfish to name a few. 2hr-4hr and full day trips are provided by Barnacle Bill Fishing Tours (Ph: (07) 4778 5424) with everything supplied. Boat hire, bait and tackle is also available on the island. Advice on current island hotspots is also avaiable at Fish’n N Fuel’n Nelly Bay (Ph (07) 4778 5126).
Feel the adrenalin rush!… Circle Magnetic Island on luxurious 2 seater Jet Skis. The only complete island circumnavigation tour – 85kms of adrenalin pumping fun, stopping at secluded bays along the way. You and your partner can drive your own jet ski and experience the best day on the water you’ll ever have, guided by an informative guide who will take you to stop at some of the best secluded bays on the island. The MUST DO of the Island…
Phone (07) 4778 5533 for further information B
MAGNETIC ISLAND SEA KAYAKS
Explore the natural wonder of Magnetic Island’s world heritage national and marine parks as you paddle and glide quietly through the waters in your single or double kayak, guided by nationally accredited tour guides.
You can enjoy tropical breakfasts or sunset drinks on secluded picturesque beaches.
Learn about the wildlife, ecology and history of the island.
Tours leave from Horseshoe Bay at 8:00am returning 12:45pm and sunset tours 4:15pm to 6:00pm. For further information Ph (07) 4778 5424
Enjoy a day or evening cruise aboard Providence the 62 foot schooner, a replica of the one of the first America’s cup schooners of the 1870’s, and capture the excitement, romance and adventure of sailing in a bygone era.
You can enjoy gourmet picnic hamper lunches on one of Magnetic Islands 23 secluded beaches, sunset barbeques of West Point, snorkling the beautiful reefs, dining, wine and more.
If you wish you can learn about sailing and enjoy hands-on experience and training if you desire. You will be shown the true magic of traditional sailing aboard a timber gaff-rigged schooner
Providence sails out of Nelly Bay harbour a short stroll from Bright Point. For bookings and further information go to their Providence Sailing website.
Magnetic Island’s only PADI 5 STAR CENTRE. Specialising in courses ranging from beginner to instructor. Explore the natural and spectacular wonders below the surface, by taking a Barrier Reef trip or a trip to the world famous SS Yongala dive site, snorkel and dive gear hire. For bookings and information call 1800 797 797 www.pleasuredivers.com.au
RED BARON SEA PLANE JOY FLIGHTS
Take a thrilling experience of a lifetime flight above beautiful Magnetic Island in the historical Grumman Sea-Cat the only two passenger open cockpit by plane on floats in the world. It starred in the movie ‘The Phantom’. Catherine Zeta-Jones flew in it, Billy Zane flew in it. Now it’s your turn to fly for that once in a lifetime experience. For bookings and information call (07) 4758 1556 www.redbaronseaplanes.com