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  1. The Cheapest Open Water Dive Course on the East Coast - ONLY AU$399
    Base Magnetic Island

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    The Cheapest Open Water Dive Course on the East Coast - ONLY AU$399 - Base Magnetic Island

  2. 2 Nights + Ferry + Breakfast + Dinner + Drink = AU$98
    Base Magnetic Island

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  3. 3 Nights + Ferry + Breakfast + Dinner + Drink = AU$118
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Want to Party?

  1. Base Magnetic Island:
    FULL MOON DOWN UNDER - The Only Full Moon party in Australia!!! ...

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  2. Magnetic Island Bar:
    MONDAY: Boozy Bingo. Balls Drop at 8PM. Loads of Prizes to be Won! ...

  3. Magnetic Island Bar:
    TUESDAY: Pool Comp. Swedish Cricket Comp. BAR WARS! ...

  4. Magnetic Island Bar:
    WEDNESDAY: Free Walk to Hawkins Point. Funky Bunch Trivia. Prizes to be WON! ...

  5. Magnetic Island Bar:
    THURSDAY: Ladies Night! Boys - this is your chance to dress up in a frock. Take the cat walk challenge. ...

  6. Magnetic Island Bar:
    FRIDAY: Frat Party Friday. Dress Ups. Games. Prizes to be WON!...

  7. Magnetic Island Bar:
    SATURDAY: Pork Spit Roast for Lunch. Live Music from Micka Sence. ...

  8. Magnetic Island Bar:
    SUNDAY: Seedy Sunday Sesh. Live Music. 3pm Micka Scene. 7pm Dogwood Crossing ...



  1. "Great location on the beach!"

    Anja Westrin | 5 months ago

  2. "All of the staff were great! very friendly. Even after the Full Moon party we woke up early and you could not even tell ... read more"

    Ryan Jones | 27 months ago

  3. "The staff there are one of the reasons we keep coming back! Helpful, awesome and funny! The cleanliness was good for a h... read more"

    Daniel Alexander | 18 months ago

Base Magnetic Island

The Only Hostel on the Beach

Magnetic Island, Australia

Base Magnetic Island

Reservations - FREE call

1800 24 BASE (2273) in AU

0800 BASE NZ (2273 69) in NZ

Address: 1 Nelly Bay Rd, Magnetic Island, QLD 4819 - Australia

Phone: +61 7 47785 777


Base Backpackers Magnetic Island is situated ON THE BEACH of Magnetic Island! We are only 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville.

Passenger ferry: The ferry leaves from Townsville 12 to 19 times a day. This trip costs $32 return. When you get to the island, jump on the Magnetic Island bus and tell the driver you want express to Base Backpackers - we are only 2 minutes away.

Car ferry: The car ferry is only a 2 minute drive from Townsville town centre. When you arrive at Nelly Bay Harbour turn left, past the supermarket. When you are driving along the road next to the beach, you will see the resort at the end of the stretch. You will recognise it as our nearest neighbour is 1.2km away.

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Base Magnetic Island hostel is one of the best kept secrets of Australia’s Tropical North. Located right on the beach, chill out in the sun by day and groove to funky tunes at the Island Bar by night, home of the ONLY Full Moon party in Australia! Next Full Moon Down Under Friday 12th September 2014, act TBA...

Come recharge the batteries and enjoy your own little part of paradise only 20 minutes from Townsville. The Base Crew know the local area and look forward to letting you in on its many secrets. We can’t imagine a better place to stay and play.

A range of accommodation including raised secluded campsites and waterfront bungalows. Stunning pool and deck for catching the rays. Closest hostel to the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal and right on the beach!

The Island Bar has something and everything going on, whether it is lying back and sipping dacquiris on a “lazy Tuesday”, grooving to the funky beats of local DJs on a Friday or Saturday or the racuous Ladies Night - where everyone dressed as a lady is treated like a “queen”!As you are on the Ferry coming accross to Magnetic Island. Look Left. You will see the picturesque resort in its own little part of Paradise!!!


   * 12th September 2014
   * 31st October 2014
   * 28th November 2014
   * 31st December 2014

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