MAGNETIC ISLAND ESCAPE
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Travel until 19 Oct 2021
Discover a breathtaking tapestry of sunken coral gardens, mysterious shipwrecks and 23 majestic bays and beaches from Grand Mercure Magnetic Island. An untouched paradise just 20 minutes off the coast of Townsville, ‘Maggie’ is a national park haven where you can spend your days discovering hidden beaches and secret bays, spying rock wallabies playing and snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Stay in a self-contained One-Bedroom Apartment and enjoy a one-time breakfast hamper per stay, a welcome bottle of Bancroft wine and chocolates in-room on arrival and guaranteed 12pm late checkout. Plus, you’ll receive discounts on local experiences, including car hire, diving and dining at the likes of Le Paradis and Stuffed on Seafood.
Travelling with a group or as a family? Select the Two-Bedroom Apartment, valid for up to four people.
You’re invited to discover one of Tropical North Queensland’s best-kept secrets: Magnetic Island. A Maldives-worthy paradise showcasing 52sqkm of ruggedly beautiful bushland, beaches and bays, with the historic S.S. Yongala shipwreck just below the waters of the Coral Sea, this untouched oasis is yours to discover from the self-contained Grand Mercure Magnetic Island.
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Magnetic Island — Get back to nature just 20 minutes from Townsville
A mere 11km wide, over half of Magnetic Island is a national park, home to hundreds of koalas and wallabies, more than 25km of walking trails and picturesque lookouts. With a location within the kaleidoscopic Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, this is the perfect launchpad to discover Australia's most iconic natural wonder. A self-guided underwater snorkel trail is unmissable.
Take your time walking the trails to Radical or Balding Bay, hire a 4WD to enjoy the sunset at West Point, or perhaps join a personalised Aquascene charter tour to secluded beaches and bays with a 10% discount included in your stay.
Just off the island’s coast, one of Australia’s most famous wreck dives awaits: the S.S. Yongala. Join a guided diving tour to visit this 100-year-old shipwreck and perhaps come face-to-face with sealife such as giant groupers, massive marble rays, turtles and eagle rays.
The Resort — Take your pick from four stunning pools
With an infinity rooftop pool overlooking the glittering Coral Sea and three other pools to choose from, there’s no place better to embrace the tropical weather or watch the sunset than Grand Mercure Magnetic Island.
A mere 50 metres from the ferry terminal with a prime seaside position, this self-contained resort offers top-tier facilities in addition to an incredible location. Enjoy a fully-equipped fitness centre and a jacuzzi in addition to the four swimming pools.
The Apartment — Enter a coastal oasis with a fully-equipped kitchen
Coastal inspired and refreshingly contemporary, your One-Bedroom Apartment offers plush queen bedding, a sleek stone kitchen with stainless steel appliances and laundry facilities, with a balcony in select rooms.
Enjoy a well-deserved sleep-in on your final day with 12pm late checkout included in your stay.
Food & Drinks — One-time breakfast hamper and a bottle of wine with chocolates on arrival
Stays at Grand Mercure Magnetic Island begin with a welcome bottle of Bancroft red or white wine in-room on arrival and complimentary chocolates.
You will also enjoy a one-time breakfast hamper delivered to your apartment. Featuring fresh bacon, eggs, milk, bread, fruit, cereal and juice, this hamper will perfectly set you up for a day of discovery.
See & Do — Discover paradise with local discounts
Magnetic Island brims with untold adventure and possibilities: whether you want to snorkel to the S.S. Yongala shipwreck, follow one of the 25 walking trails or venture out in search of hidden bays, it’s all on offer from Grand Mercure Magnetic Island.
To get your discovery off to a great start, you could book one day of car hire and receive 50% off the second day (booked through Grand Mercure Magnetic Island). Discover the exquisite sunken beauty of the reef’s coral cays with a guided tour and receive 10% off with PRO DIVE when you book a reef tour.
Glide across the glistening aqua waters of this untouched paradise with a 10% discount towards Aquascene charters and cap off the day with a 10% discount towards dining at Stuffed on Seafood and Fruits N Scoops, once per stay. For added indulgence, receive a complimentary glass of wine with every main meal purchase at Le Paradis.