Base Magnetic Island
1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic island, Australia

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

Check out our special offers on specials page they include:

Winter special rate $24.00 a night for a 8 bed dorm, includes 1 x free breakfast and 30 mins free internet.

Pay for 4 nights and get the 5th night free, includes 1 x free breakfast and 30 minutes free internet.

There is a choice of dorm rooms at BASE from mixed dorms to the female sanctuary dorms which includes a sanctuary pamper package on arrival.

The double rooms at BASE are situated right on the rocks overlooking the ocean, you will not believe the view from your room!!

The camp site (bring your own tent!) also has sea views!!

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!

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

Whether your travelling, having a group party weekend or just need a few days in need to stay@base!!!

Check out our famous stay & play STEAL DEALS on the specials page. You will have a hard time finding a cheaper open water dive certification anywhere!!!

Full moon down under

Full Moon Down Under is a party unlike any other Australia has seen - igniting the steamy sands of Magnetic Island each month with the promise of peace + love + party for all!

Paint yourself from head to toe, grab a bucket and let your body lose control at what has become Australia’s most iconic monthly outdoor party Party with crowds of up to 2000!!!!!!!

Experience the endless summer party that is
Full moon down under, magnetic island!

Full moon events coming up 2012:

March 9th
April 13th
May 18th
June 15th
July 27th
September 28th - Grant Smilie Channel V filming
October 26th - Halloween feat Arrested Development
November 30th - MOS tour feat Tom Piper
December 31st


  • Air Conditioning 
  • Bar 
  • BBQ 
  • Bicycle Hire 
  • Bicycle Parking 
  • Breakfast Not Included 
  • Card Phones 
  • Common Room 
  • Free Parking 
  • Internet Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool 
  • Restaurant 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 
  • Wheelchair Accessible 


Take a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville on Sunferries and catch the connecting Picnic Bay bus from the terminal to Base Backpackers doorstep.

Bus costs = $1.70
Return Ferry costs = $29.00