Rules of attraction
A 20-minute ferry ride whisks visitors to Magnetic Island in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Plunge into the waters at one or more of its 23 beaches and bays, enjoy a reef-based activity or two or hotfoot it along sections of its 25km of walking tracks. The wildlife here, which includes koalas, is another highlight. Entertainment options run the gamut from the Stage Door Theatre Restaurant to weekly cane-toad races.
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant, 5 Hayles Ave, Arcadia, Magnetic Island, tel: +61 (7) 4778 5448