5 days in Magnetic Island & Port Douglas Itinerary

5 days in Magnetic Island & Port Douglas Itinerary

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5 days in Magnetic Island & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
1
Magnetic Island
— 1 day
+4
ferry + bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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day
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, then admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and then discover the deep blue sea with Big Mama Sailing.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne to Magnetic Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Magnetic Island: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Magnetic Island to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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