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CAR HIRE & TRANSPORT on Magnetic Island

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By Road


There are many ways of getting around the 20+ kilometres of scenic roads.

  • Hire a car, scooter or electric bike and discover Magnetic Island in your own time. NB: Check for road conditions on the West Point Road, especially during wet season December to April. Scooters and some car hires are not allowed past the Golf Club in Picnic Bay to Cockle Bay or to West Point.

    Scooters are a great, fun option and all you need is a car license. Trail bikes are a more adventurous option for those with a motorcycle license who also enjoy exploring the Island’s more remote beauty spots. Beam eScooters (electric) are also available from Nelly Bay to Alma Bay and electric bikes are available in Nelly Bay.
     

  • The local Magnetic Island bus and service meets every ferry and their very convenient, Island-wide timetable makes this an affordable alternative. Ticket options include one way trips, as well as all day and multi-day passes. Please note that the buses are CASH ONLY payment.
     

  • Guided tours on Magnetic Island are available by tour buses and the Magnetic Maxi Service complete with a commentary.
     

  • A taxi/maxi or bus is the best way to get “home” after enjoying a few drinks and a great night out at one of the Island’s many venues.
     

By Water


You can also circumnavigate the Island on the water by jetski, kayak or with a wide variety of guided boating and fishing tours. Visit our tours and activities page for more information.

Bus Tours

Car and vehicle hire

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ARCADIA BEACH GUEST HOUSE & CAR HIRE

27 Marine Parade

ARCADIA

PRICE RANGE: $$

Open top Suzuki 4WD, Suzuki Vitara and Sierra 4WD, Kia 5 seat 4WD available - all great family cars. Plus 8 seat 4WD vehicles. Manual and automatics available. Prices start from $50. See our website for pricing details. Find us opposite the beach in Geoffrey Bay.

Kinetic Magnetic Island Bus Service

KINETIC BUS SERVICE

ALL BAYS
PRICE RANGE: Single or day ticket available

Proudly operating Magnetic Island’s only public bus service. Our service connects all bays with the Magnetic Island ferry terminal at Nelly Bay. Charter buses are also available.

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SEALINK FERRY SERVICE

Departs:

BREAKWATER TERMINAL & NELLY BAY
PRICE RANGE: Single, return or flexi pass

Your quickest passenger link to Magnetic Island, we also offer great package deals (including care hire), brilliant experiences, our Sunrise Saver and family return packages.

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BEST OF MAGNETIC CAR RENTAL

IGA Shopping Complex

NELLY BAY

PRICE RANGE: $$

Magnetic Islands best hire cars and best deals. New hatchbacks only $69 per day. Go topless in one of our classic Fiat 500 convertibles only $89. Explore in comfort with a SUV or 4WD. Best of Magnetic hire cars are quality air conditioned, and late model vehicles.

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MAGNETIC ISLAND FERRIES

Departs:

SOUTH TOWNSVILLE & NELLY BAY
PRICE RANGE: Dependent on vehicle size

Explore Magnetic Island with ease. Take your car and see more! Our ferry barge can get you and/or your vehicle to Magnetic Island in just 40 minutes! Perfect for a day trip or an extended stay. Be sure to book your vehicle in advance by visiting our website and arrive 20 minutes before departure.

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TROPICAL PALMS RESORT & 4WD CAR HIRE

34 Picnic Street

PICNIC BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

Magnetic Island Car Hire at Tropical Palms Resort has quality 4WD vehicles available at affordable rates. 5 and 7 seat automatics, all wheel drive, unlimited kilometres, fuel used not included and baby seats are available. Call Rob or Jen for their latest 4WD deals.

Jeeps On Maggie MI Rentals Car Hire

JEEPS ON MAGGIE
& MI RENTALS

Mandalay Ave

NELLY BAY

PRICE RANGE: $$-$$$

Offering a fabulous range to suit most budgets and needs, including the iconic topless Jeep Wranglers, available in 2, 4 or 5 seat models, zippy MG3 compact hatchbacks, family sized Hyundai Tucson's and for the larger families or groups the 7 seat people mover. Visit our website to book your choice of vehicle or call us.

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ROAD RUNNER SCOOTER HIRE

56a Kelly Street

NELLY BAY
PRICE RANGE: $ - $$

Scooter hire both single and dual seat, trail bikes, road bike and utes, new to the fleet we have 4x4 Suzuki Vitara's. 18+ welcome for all vehicles.

Guided Tours on Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Tours

BEST BUS TOURS
- MAGNETIC ISLAND TOURS

Departs: Ferry Terminal

TOURS: HORSESHOE BAY TO COCKLE BAY

PRICE RANGE: $$

Our local guides will take you on a journey to discover Magnetic Island's stories by air conditioned bus. Experience first-hand why so many have been drawn to her charms. This tour departs in the morning, and includes one hour free time at Horseshoe Bay for lunch, and returns you to the ferry terminal. Charter bus is also available.

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MAGNETIC MAXI SERVICE

Various pick up locations

TOURS: HORSESHOE BAY TO PICNIC BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$$

  • Servicing the first and last Sealink ferries daily.

  • Payment: Card, phone, watch, Tap & Go or cash.

  • Agreed fixed price up front.

  • Up to 10 people plus luggage.

  • Wheelchair and disabled.

  • Door to door service.

  • 1 hour orientation and restaurant guided tour.

0432 207 186

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MI RIDE
- MAGNETIC ISLAND DISCOVERY TOURS

Departs: Various locations

TOURS: PICNIC BAY TO WEST POINT

PRICE RANGE: $$

Take a ride on the wild side! If you haven't witnessed a West Point sunset you haven't experienced Magnetic Island! It's so different to the rest of Maggie that this is a not-to-be-missed tour. So sit back and relax in 'Bessie' our comfortable 4WD, air conditioned, 27 seat bus. BOOK NOW for our upcoming tours!

  • West Point Sunset Tour

  • West Coast Eco Tour: Start date Mon 23 Oct 2023.

Visit our website for more information. Charter 'Bessie' for your next special occasion.

MAGNETIC MAXI (TAXI) SERVICE

  • Servicing the first and last Sealink ferries daily.

  • Payment: Card, phone, watch, Tap & Go or cash.

  • Agreed fixed price up front.

  • Up to 10 people plus luggage.

  • Wheelchair and disabled.

  • Door to door service.

  • 1 hour orientation and restaurant guided tour

0432 207 186

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Magnetic Maxi (Taxi) Service

STOP WILDLIFE CARNAGE!

PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY & ALWAYS BE AWARE OF OUR WILDLIFE WHEN DRIVING - DAY & NIGHT

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Slow moving animals like echidnas are hard to see on the road. Photo by Ethan Mann.

Injured Wildlife

If you’ve found an animal in need of rescuing please call the

MIFCO Rescue Hotline:  0457 634 732

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