Magnetic Island National Park

Popular Walks

Parent Regions

1.2 km return
30 mins

Hawkings Point Lookout

Short walk up to a lookout with lovely views of the island.

3.2 km return
90 mins

Horseshoe Bay - Balding Bay

Steep incline and decline.

Very Hard
4 km return
7 hrs

Mt Cook

A difficult bushbash to the top of the highest mountain on Magnetic Island.

4 km return
90 mins

The Forts Walk

This walk has it all - spectacular coastal views, WW2 history, and possibly the best walk in Australia for spotting Koalas in the wild and close up!
The walk leads to WW2 fortifications built to guard the entrance to the Townsville Port, and consequently they provide spectacular and un-interrupted views of the bay and surrounding coastlines. Along the way, the walk passes through the old encampment areas which has great interpretive signage to explain how the area looked during the war. It is in this area that walkers are almost guaranteed to spot a wild koala lounging low in the trees.