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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Lodging
“The Picnic Bay jetty is great for fishing or just for taking a stroll. Have a swim in the stinger net at the Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club”
  • 4 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Beautiful views of the mainland, good food and close enough to stroll down the Jetty before turning in ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mamma Roma and The Reef Bar are right next door. With live music outdoors most weekends, their BYO licence means you can put the cooking on hold and sit back and enjoy the Picnic Bay foreshore at your leisure. (Bookings recommended). The Picnic Bay Hotel is also just a short walk. It also offers the R&R Restaurant and Bar as another way to stay out of the kitchen. All have great views across the jetty with the lights of Townsville in the distance. Horseshoe Bay on the opposite side of the island also has a range of restaurants, take aways and pubs. Hop on the bus and enjoy the ride. Supermarkets? Just visit the whatsonmagneticisland.com.au 'Services & Facilities' tab for info.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Helmets supplied. Must be over 18 years of age. Sensible footwear required. Free pickup from the ferry.”
  • 3 locals recommend
General Travel
“Golf course open daily. Hire clubs and motorised carts. Fully licensed clubhouse, social players and holidaymakers welcome.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hostel
“Questionable music (for someone who grew up listening to the Stones) Famous for Full Moon Parties”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“If you enjoy playing golf, we have the golf course for you! Look out for koalas they can often be seen from the golf course. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Drop-ins are welcome - we have several friendly yoga instructors on the island. Visit their website (or Facebook page) to find the yoga style and days that suit. Namaste”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The MIHCC and Museum are literally just across the road. You'll find helpful staff that are ready to tell you fantastic tales about the history of Magnetic Island, and the characters that have inhabited it. Shipwrecks surround the island, so they also have information on these if you're interested. There is a small shop and a separate building full of information. Magnetic Island also has many artists and galleries. Most will welcome you, but you may want to call them first to arrange an appointment. Just go to: whatsonmagenticisland.com.au and look for the 'Artists & Galleries' tab on the right.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Usually great food in a special location, overlooking the iconic Picnic Bay Jetty - indoor and outdoor dining.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“picnic bay track - google it - a fantastic walk 600m to the best lookout on the island. one of the less popular ones but by far the best kept secret on the island! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Easy 30 minute walk up to one of the highest points in Picnic Bay where you can experience stunning views over Picnic Bay and Nelly Bay.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothing Store
  • 1 local recommends
Aquarium
“Visit Dr Rick Braley's private aquarium and see how he has pioneered the science of growing Giant Clams from eggs to maturity. Costs only $3 and you can meet one of his "babies" now reaching 100kg! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Great for a sunset. Mangroves. Interesting Island spot. Unfortunately the walk out to Cockle isn't as pretty as it used to be. ”
  • 1 local recommends