Base Magnetic Island


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

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!!
Camping site rates are based per person, not per tent.

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 CHEAP DEALS on the specials page. You will have a hard time finding a cheaper open water dive certification anywhere!!!

Please note you have purchased a site to pitch a Tent, No tents are provided by is you must Bring your own tent

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 2014:

April 11th
May 16th
June 13th
July 11th
September 12th
October 31st
November 28th
December 31st


Phone: (07) 4778 5777
1 Nelly Bay Road Magnetic Island 4819 Queensland


  • 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 = $1.80 Return Ferry costs = $32.00

1 Nelly Bay Road Magnetic Island 4819 Queensland