The Forts Walk - Magnetic Island National Park

North Queensland
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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.

Lookouts
Bird Watching
Public Transport
Coastal
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

The walk commences at a bus stop on Horseshoe Bay Road, midway between Arcadia and Horseshoe Bay. 

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Permits/Costs

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Free

Other References

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GPS Tracks

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Comments

We spotted 4 individual Koalas today, plus a couple of micro-bats roosting in the ammunition store.

RDeg on 22 Sep, 2020

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