Eight kilometres off the coast of Townsville, Magnetic Island is just 25 minutes away from the mainland – yet this tropical sanctuary exudes a feeling of complete seclusion and tranquillity. Situated in the beautiful waters of Cleveland Bay, this picturesque holiday destination truly is magnetic by nature.
If you’re searching for accommodation on Magnetic Island, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is the perfect place to escape. A leading Magnetic Island resort, it redefines the essence of peace and tranquillity.
Activities & Attractions
Offering a mix of national park, untouched tropical beaches and scenic bays, Magnetic Island is the perfect getaway destination.
When it comes to bushwalking, hikers are spoilt for choice. Two thirds of the island is covered by national park, much of which is interspersed with scenic walking tracks. There are six main tracks that span 25 kilometres in total; whether you opt for a leisurely half hour stroll or a more challenging two and a half hour trek, these beautiful tracks are the perfect way to experience the untouched beauty of the island.
As you might expect, the island is home to an abundance of native fauna. As you wander through the verdant forests, you’ll encounter various different species of birdlife, koalas and also rock wallabies.
If you've always dreamt of riding a horse along a picturesque tropical beach, Magnetic Island feeds that dream. With rides that cater for beginners through to the more experienced, visitors can explore the forests or head out along the beach. For those who don’t mind getting wet, there’s also the option of taking your horse for a dip in the beautiful blue waters of the Coral Sea.
Out on the ocean itself, there are endless activities for those who want to experience the true beauty of the region. Close to the Great Barrier Reef, there are many tour charters that depart the island on a regular basis, allowing visitors to experience the natural wonder of this World Heritage Listed site. Snorkel or scuba dive through the pristine waters; below the surface, the brightly coloured coral and abundance of sea life is sure to take your breath away. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a giant sea turtle.
For experienced divers, Yongala is an experience not to be missed. This ninety metre dive off Cape Bowling Green is considered a national historic site, and is arguably the best ship wreck dive in Australia. Tours depart direct from Magnetic Island.
If you prefer to stay on top of the water, join a jet ski tour and circumnavigate the island. These tours are a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the ocean and island coastline from a totally different perspective. Alternatively, take to the air in a sea plane and treat yourself to a thrilling bird’s eye view of the region.
If a more relaxing afternoon is in order, there’s always the option of picking up a fishing rod. Visitors can either fish off the beaches, rocky points, or inland waters – or if you’re after the ultimate fishing experience, head out on a charter boat. The ocean surrounding Magnetic Island features a wide range of different fish, including blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, mackerel, wahoo, giant trevally, coral trout, mahi-mahi, tuna, red emperor and sea perch.
When it comes to food and wine, Magnetic Island really comes into its own. The island is home to a number of superb restaurants that allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Peppers’ very own Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar provides an effortless blend of indoor and outdoor dining; the spacious deck area allows guests to make the most of the warm weather whilst enjoying the fresh tropical menu and fine wine selection. Away from the resort, relax with a coffee as the sun rises over the Coral Sea, enjoy a sumptuous lunch overlooking the rainforest, or indulge in a fine drop of wine as the day draws to an end.
For those who are looking to relax at the end of the day, Endota Spa is located within Peppers Blue on Blue. Offering a range of anti-stress, anti-ageing, cleansing and detoxifying treatment options, you’ll leave feeling completely relaxed and reinvigorated.
Magnetic Island is known for its beautiful climate; in fact the amicable weather means it’s a suitable holiday destination all year round.
Christmas and Easter excluded, the winter period is usually the busiest time, while summer experiences fewer tourists. For those looking to dodge the crowds and travel over the warmer months, there is still plenty to do. The tour companies are still operating; in fact summer is often considered the best time to visit the reef due to less wind and clearer waters.
While it can get a little hot and humid for those who want to embark on longer hikes, summer provides the perfect weather for relaxing by the resort pool with a cocktail in hand.
For those who love to let their hair down, the famous Full Moon Parties are held all year round. If you prefer something a little more relaxed, the Horseshoe Bay Market (second and last Sunday of each month) is held throughout the year, weather permitting.
Accommodation on Magnetic Island
With stunning marina and mountain views, Peppers Blue on Blue redefines the very essence of an island holiday. Positioned on the water’s edge, this stunning resort is just metres from the Magnetic Island ferry terminal.
The resort features beautifully furnished one bedroom Hotel Rooms and Studios, as well as One, Two, Three and Four Bedroom Apartments. For a truly opulent Magnetic Island resort experience, the Three Bedroom Plunge Apartment comes complete with its very own private plunge pool.
Magnetic Island is a truly unique tropical island experience; why not perfect the experience with Peppers?