Three things to do
1 Magnetic Island is home to northern Australia’s largest koala colony. See them on the four-kilometre Forts Walk, which visits a compound of World War 2 fortifications and has magnificent mountain-top views. 2 Rent a pink ‘Barbie car’ from Tropical Topless Car Rentals, buy a bag of feed from the general store in Arcadia, venture to the end of Bremmer Point to hand feed the tiny rock wallabies. 3 There are self-guided snorkelling trails in Nelly Bay and Geoffrey Bay. You’ll see giant clams, coral, and a shipwreck. Waterproof ‘swim cards’ are available from island shops and accommodation, providing information on locations along the route.