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Magnetic Island Forts Walk

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Place "must see" when on the island

Quite intensive walk uphill to the forts, but really worth to pay a visit. Hint: try to go there in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Warsaw, Poland
Great walk! Good for spotting Koalas

Nice walk with interesting sights along the way! Keep an eye out for koalas - we saw one sleeping... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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If it's nature you like, don't miss a walk through Northern Australia's largest colony of wild koalas on Magnetic Island. The remarkable Forts Walk is the best vantage point for wildlife, spectacular rocky coves and historic military sites. With 360...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Horseshoe Bay Rd and Radical Bay Rd, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 1800 801 902
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Quite intensive walk uphill to the forts, but really worth to pay a visit. Hint: try to go there in the morning, when not very hot yet. Interesting history of the place (a lot of boards with informations), great views to take good photos over...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaroslawa936
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk with interesting sights along the way! Keep an eye out for koalas - we saw one sleeping on a tree right next to us. I would recommend to go in the early morning to avoid the heat. Easy accessible by bus or car.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JuliaBe99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It makes for a long day, but worth it. Take an early ferry over to Magnetic Island and start hiking straight from Nelly Bay. Have lunch at Geoffery Bay and take the bus to the Forts Walk parking lot. Watch for hedgehogs and koalas. Take...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WindowSeatWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike to great views and interesting WWII history. We were lucky enough to spot three wild koalas, although I don’t know how reliable that is. The hike was listed as moderate which seems fair, but there are some steep rock steps to get to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travel_guy815
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good walk. Saw cute koalas. We got there really early and did the walk and were glad we did as it gets really hot in the afternoon.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KikiK6
Reviewed 7 November 2018

superb view lots of koala to see.. easy walking and well laid out .Mostly in the shade makes it an idyllic viewpoint with informative literature as you walk around

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank forevermagpie
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are in our late 50’s and both have issues with our knees and feet but we were able complete this walk without too much trouble. The views from various sites are well worth it. The track is popular bevauof the local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharon n
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We visted in the morning and completed the forts walk. Yes it's an incline on the way up but not too steep until you reach the bottom of the steps up to the fort itself. The views are worth the effort to go up to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 755Clare
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Good nice 40 minutes one way trip to the top. Unfortunately up at the fort itself was a little bit messy and not well taken care. For example there was an info indication about the year and there stays: "was build in 19042" Beside the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gabby N
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This 2 hour return walk is a must, great views and the fort is amazing full of history. You will be in awe of this whole place.

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 December 2018|
Response from jaroslawa936 | Reviewed this property |
It rather depends of the weather. If will be wet and warm... At the beginning of Dec. when we were there, there was no mosquitos
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2 October 2018|
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Response from gemmah306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mandy, We went later afternoon about 3pm - we saw so many Koalas. We also saw whales from the fort view point. It was a really lovely walk. Hope you have a great time and see lots of Koalas
17 February 2018|
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Response from Dannie69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you don’t travel from Brisbane to Magnetic island , you catch the ferry from Townsville across, and it’s a lovely boat ride , not rough at all