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Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

  • Great overview and orientation of Magnetic Island
  • Get inside trips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive
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Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

A mature and highly-regarded local guide will provide friendly, entertaining commentary on hundreds of topics covering birds and wildlife, trees, geology, history and folklore on your 5 hour tour of the scenic roads and byways of the beautiful Magnetic Island. Departing Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal you'll visit all the major sights, including one or two secret spots some locals don't even know about. After an hours free time in Horseshoe bay for lunch you will head back to the Ferry terminal in time for the 3pm Ferry departure. 

What to Expect
The tour departs from Nelly Bay at 10:05am, meeting the 9:30am Sealink Ferry Townsville departure, although island pickups are available. After a brief introduction the tour heads to the western side of the island and includes a stop at the local free museum to learn about our early settlers.

The tour then heads North and the history moves forward to the second world war, before the one hour lunch stop and free time in Horseshoe Bay where you will find many eateries and a picture perfect beach, with swimming available all year.  After lunch the tour heads back to Aquasearch Aquarium to learn about Giant Clams and Anemone fish. Entrance to the aquarium is AUD3 cash only. 

Throughout the day there will be several stops to take in the sights and try and locate wildlife and take in the scenery, and as the situation arises. Magnetic island is a wildlife lovers paradise. There about 800 wild Koalas to find, you'll probably see some wallabies lazing in the sun. We also have over 180 identified  bird species and 141 fish species locally, with whales visiting in the winter, and if you are lucky you'll spot a shy Dugong or Turtle along the shoreline.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
The Best way to see Magnetic Island

Thank you Neil for a wonderful tour around your beautiful Magnetic Island. The scenery was gorgeous and we loved seeing the rock wallabies, the fish, the koalas and the butterflies were amazing. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction for lunch. The tour was...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 5 days ago
Friendly, informative guide brings this tour alive

The BEST way to see Magnetic Island when you only have one day. Neil's love of the island and enthusiasm for his guiding definitely shines through. There were so many varied interesting attractions where we could stop and get off the bus for a closer...More

Thank Ross F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magnetic Island Tour

This was a great way to see all of the Island. Neil was a great tour guide and showed us many things that the average person just wouldn't know about. Highly recommend.More

Thank Lee-Ann W
Neil R, Owner at Magnetic Island BEST Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Lee-Ann. Its a small island but we do squeeze in a lot into our tour. And you are correct, there are lots of things on the island that many may miss. The best thing is, I am discovering new stories and treasures all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magnetic Island Best Bus Tour is Appropriately Named

Excellent,enjoyable & informative bus tour with a very friendly, knowledgeable guide. We heard stories & some history of Magnetic Island while viewing the superb scenery. We saw koalas, wallabies,fish & as a special treat during this season of the year, the butterflies. We thoroughly recommend...More

1  Thank bjt06
Neil R, Owner at Magnetic Island BEST Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Its great to hear from you. The scenery of the island is certainly spectacular, its great to be reminded by my guests how special it truly is. We are lucky to live here every day. There are so many stories on the island its hard...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Fantastic guide

Hopped on at the last minute and I didn't regret it. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative - knowing lots of facts about birdlife and the areas all over magnetic island. In particular I loved going and seeing hundreds of blue butterflies in a forest...More

Thank 210Georgia
Neil R, Owner at Magnetic Island BEST Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thanks Georgia. The butterflies are super special aren't they? We often go down there with our kids when they are about. You were lucky to come at this time of year when they are around. As soon as spring time comes they'll leave for more...More

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