One of the best kept secrets of Australia’s Tropical North! Located right on the beach, chill out in the sun by day and groove to funky tunes at the Island Bar by night, Base Magnetic Island is home of the ONLY Full Moon party in Australia!

Magnetic Island FULL MOON DOWN UNDER - The Only Full Moon party in Australia!!! Book Now

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Experience the endless summer party that is Full moon down under

BASE Backpackers is located right on the beach and is the ONLY place to Stay and Play on Magnetic Island.

There's a choice of dorm rooms at BASE from mixed dorms to the female sanctuary dorms which includes a sanctuary pamper package on arrival. Some of our double rooms at BASE are situated right on the rocks overlooking the ocean!

The Island bar has extensive decks overlooking the water, spend a lazy afternoon sipping on a drink and take in the magnificent views BASE has to offer. By night the party scene comes alive with funky tunes and awesome bar games to keep the crowd entertained. The Island bar at BASE is the best party bar on the island, because there is always something going on, whether it is lying back and sipping daquiris on a “lazy Tuesday”, grooving to the funky beats of local DJs on a Friday or Saturday or the raucous Ladies Night - where everyone dressed as a lady is treated like a “queen”!

BASE also has an onsite cafe open for breakfast and dinner daily with affordable and tasty food right at your doorstep. Now open for lunch Sat & Sun!!

Facilities
  • Beds Fully Made
  • Car Parking On Site
  • Linen Provided
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Towel Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Global Gossip Terminals
  • Postal service
  • Printing/Faxing/Photocopying
  • Public Phones
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Bar & Cafe
  • Bicycle Hire
  • BBQ
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Nightly Bar Activities
  • Pool Table
  • Bike Parking
  • Luggage Lockers - All Beds
  • Luggage Storage
  • On Site Night Manager
  • Safe lockers for hire
  • Sanctuary - Women only!


Have Fun!
Base Maggie is all about the experience. Fun and energetic staff are here to provide the knowledge needed to enjoy both Base and the beautiful Magnetic Island itself. We have our own activities desk for scooter bicycles and even fishing trips to get you started on your daytime adventure, then our Island Bar with nightly themes and parties to enjoy the warm evenings on our deck overlooking beautiful Nelly Bay. If party is your style our Full Moon parties are held monthly with local and International DJ's on the decks.

Cleanliness
The Maggie clean team pride themselves on their high quality cleanliness. All rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily, with all beds made with fresh clean linen. Our team also clean and sanitize our Camp Kitchen daily as well.

Convenience
The only east coast hostel where the front yard is a magical white sandy beach. Just take a short ferry ride from Townsville and you will arrive on our doorstep in no time. Base is only a short walk to cafes, supermarkets, banks and much more. Walk or hire one of our bicycles to get there or use these to casually explore the island when and how you want.

Hostel Deals - Base Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Escape - 2 Nights + Ferry + Breakfast + Dinner + Drink = AU$102
Magnetic Island Magic - 3 Nights + Ferry + Breakfast + Dinner + Drink = AU$124
Open Water Dive Package - 4 Nights + Ferry + Breakfast + Dinner + Drink + Open Water Dive Course - ONLY AU$479

*For Cheap Deal bookings staying over Full Moon week-ends, there is an accommodation supplement of AU$27 per person to be paid on arrival, plus AU$20 for the Full Moon party ticket. Anyone staying over Full Moon is to purchase a Full Moon ticket (not included in Cheap Deals). Check here for all the dates. Please contact Base Magnetic Island for more information.

Email magnetic@stayatbase.com to enquire about availability and booking these packages

Cheap Deal 1 - Magnetic Island Escape AU$102*
  • 2 Nights Dorm Accommodation (8 Bed Dorm) at Base Magnetic Island
  • Return Ferry Transfer
  • 1 Delicious Dinner
  • 1 Tropical Breakfast
  • 1 Complimentary Welcome cocktail
  • Complimentary Snorkel Hire (subject to weather conditions)

*For stays over Full Moon week-ends, there is an accommodation supplement of AU$27 per person for the 2 nights to be paid on arrival, plus AU$20 for the Full Moon party ticket. Anyone staying over Full Moon is to purchase a Full Moon ticket.



Cheap Deal 2 - Magnetic Island Magic AU$124*
  • 3 Nights Dorm Accommodation at Base Magnetic Island
  • Return Ferry Transfer
  • 1 Delicious Dinner
  • 1 Tropical Breakfast
  • 1 Complimentary Welcome cocktail
  • Complimentary Snorkel Hire (subject to weather conditions)

*For stays over Full Moon week-ends, there is an accommodation supplement of AU$27 per person for the 3 nights to be paid on arrival, plus AU$20 for the Full Moon party ticket. Anyone staying over Full Moon is to purchase is Full Moon ticket.



Cheap Deal 3 - Open Water Dive Package AU$479*
  • 4 Nights Dorm Accommodation at Base Magnetic Island
  • Open Water Dive Certification
  • 6 Dives
  • Return Ferry Transfer
  • 1 Delicious Dinner
  • 1 Tropical Breakfast
  • 1 Complimentary Welcome cocktail
  • High Quality Dive Equipment
  • Hire of Wetsuit

EMAIL us to book any of the packages listed above, just let us know which deal you're interested in! Email info@stayatbase.com.


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Base Magnetic Island
Address: 1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island, QLD 4819

Phone: +61 7 47785 777
Reservations: 1800 24 BASE (2273) in AU

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Directions
Passenger ferry: The ferry leaves from Townsville 12 to 19 times a day. This trip costs $32 return. When you get to the island, jump on the Magnetic Island bus and tell the driver you want express to Base Backpackers - we are only 2 minutes away.

Car ferry: The car ferry is only a 2 minute drive from Townsville town centre. When you arrive at Nelly Bay Harbour turn left, past the supermarket. When you are driving along the road next to the beach, you will see the resort at the end of the stretch. You will recognise it as our nearest neighbour is 1.2km away.

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