Magnetic Island01:17 PM on Wed 07 Mar 2012

Base Backpackers Hostel - Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island lies just off the coast of Townsville, Queensland. Temperature ranging from hot to OH MY GOD!

Right along the beach, beneath the palm trees a place that chills by the pool under the sun, but parties under the moon.  Base Backpackers Magnetic Island plays home to the World Famous Full moon party Down Under; and has been my home for the past 6 months.

Arriving at 7am in the morning after a voyage across turbulent seas with a hangover that would take down Genghis Kahn, I was in search of a quick relaxing holiday break. Next thing I know I’ve got a job setting up for the full moon party. I worked all day and all night alongside two thousand crazy party people, all here to grab a bucket and dance and party with some of the world’s biggest DJ’s.

Base Magnetic Island isn’t all Full Moons and hangovers though, right on our front door step is a fantastic example of Australian Coral Reef. With an onsite dive school, it would be stupid not take advantage and jump in and have a look around. I’m now getting my open water qualification, and it isn’t all back flips, mermaid hunting and shark wrestling the guys made it out to be. I can now dive whenever I want and with the reef literally thirty seconds from my door... why not, afterall it is the cheapest open water dive course in Australia.

Base Backpackers Magnetic Island a great place to relax, party and do it all over again the next day.

You’re welcome

Mikey “Star Child” Cohen


Tags: Magnetic Island , Diving


Kayla Reginato: 09:26 PM, Tue 03 Feb 2015
Hi, I saw the PADI dive course advertised with XBase back packers with 4 nights accomodation for only $339p/p with 6 dives included. I am wanting to know how to book this for 2 people? Wanting to book asap as it's for my best friends birthday present :) Thanks, Kayla Reginato

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