BUNGALOW BAY KOALA VILLAGE

Magnetic Island

BUNGALOW BAY KOALA VILLAGE

 

Magnetic Island

Magnetic island YHA
Koala magnetic Island
magnetic island bungalow
Birds eye view
FEATURES

8 share dorm bungalow with ensuite bathroom

6 share dorm bungalow with ensuite bathroom

3 share bungalow with share bathroom amenity

Book the entire bungalow or single bed reservations

All Bungalow accommodation recently refurbished in 2019 / 2020

Fully sprung mattresses
High ceilings, air conditioned and fans
Set throughout natural setting with raised boardwalks linking the accommodation

magnetic Island accommodation
magnetic Island reception
ACTIVITIES

Bungalow Bay Koala Village is the only resort in Australia that can boast its own wildlife park on site. In-house guests, day visitors and island residents have the opportunity to learn all about the habitats and unique Aussie animals of Magnetic Island, through an interpretative and hands-on approach which encourage you to explore the island and animals of Magnetic Island.

There are excellent opportunities to explore the island, with over 20 km of walking tracks and many lookouts. Distances and approximate times are one way. Some track surfaces may be uneven; World War 2 structures have exposed reinforcing rod and unfenced edges. Please take care when walking and exploring.

The four beach walking trail leading from the hostel has fringing reef you can explore right from the beach. Snorkelling gear can be hired from reception. $15 for a half day or $20 for a full day. Includes stinger suit from October to April. Free maps are also available from reception.

 

Horseshoe Bay
ENVIRONMENT

From YHA:

“At Magnetic Island YHA, we can see our sustainability efforts directly affecting our incredible local community. From planting 4,000 eucalyptus trees on-site to protect native bushland to sponsoring the Magnetic Island Koala Hospital, we’re committed to creating a more sustainable future! Some of our commitments include:

Energy Efficiency:

We’re powered by the sun! 30KW Photovoltaic system, a fancy word for solar panels, are installed to generate between 10-50% of our hostel’s power needs

Low energy LED light bulbs and air-conditioning with motion sensors mean there’s no waste of energy in empty rooms

Promotion of public transport as the most sustainable form of transport! 

 Waste Minimisation:

Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas. We recycle anything from printer cartridges or our partially recycled paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers, and aluminium!

Bulk buy products help us reduce our waste by a whole bunch

We sell reusable bottles and reusable shopping bags, with water refill stations across the hostel

Swap shelves give second hand goods, clothing, food and more, new life

Water Saving:

Our taps and showers are 5 stars! 5 WELS stars for water efficiency that is. Our toilets? Dual flush for ultimate bathroom efficiency

Drought resistant planting means the garden doesn’t only look good, but does good too

Social Sustainability:

We’re proud to partner with education providers to offer work experience across our hostel, including onsite education programs and presentations to local students

Fundraising initiatives for the Save the Koala Foundation and sponsoring the Magnetic Island Nippers and AFL club.”

magnetic Island
magnetic Island beach

 

What we love…

Bungalow Bay is a large, friendly and stylish YHA backpacker’s hostel, set in the heart of Magnetic Island’s National Park.

Magnetic Island, is a world-heritage listed island on the Great Barrier Reef and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in recognition of its stunning natural beauty, a rugged landscape featuring large granite boulders and granite headlands rising to 497 metres at its highest point.


 

Tell me more

Magnetic Island YHA has Advanced Ecotourism Australia accreditation. This multi-award winning hostel is easily accessible from Townsville by a 25 minute ferry ride and is situated in the beautiful Horseshoe Bay, just a short walk from some of the most beautiful beaches on the Island.


 

Get the Facts

Where is it? Magnetic Island Queensland

What? Hostel accommodation

Style of Accommodation? Shared or private bungalows and family bungalows.

Who?  Absolutely everyone

Accessible? Please enquire

How much? 

CHECK RATES


 

Sounding Good?  Read on…

Six and a half acres of tropical surrounds to escape the crowds, with individual A-frame bungalows.

Nestled amongst the gardens, each bungalow at Magnetic Island YHA will provide you with a balcony, access to shared bathroom facilities, bed linen, and a fan. Some Bungalows have their own bathrooms and air-conditioning.

This unique accommodation provides an outdoor pool, plenty of hammocks and sun lounges, nightly activities and games in our on-site bar. Bungalow Bay YHA has snorkeling equipment hire, bike hire and of course there is the famous on site Koala Sanctuary, where you can join one of 3 daily tours or enjoy a magnificent buffet breakfast with the koalas on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The property is 5-minute walk from Horseshoe Bay Beach, where you will find water sports, cafes, restaurants and a convenience store. The nearest supermarket IGA is located in Nelly Bay, a 10-minute drive away. We are only a 5-minute drive from Arcadia beach and a 15-minute drive from Picnic Bay. Buses run all day, but for a true Magnetic Island experience, topless cars can be hired through our friendly reception staff.

See the friendly reception staff for a Magnetic Island map, and they will send you on your way with all the best places to see on Magnetic Island. We are also a tour desk and can help you book Great Barrier Reef tours, Whitsundays tours, diving trips and much, much more.

After a day of activities on the island, guests can relax in our bean bags in the shared lounge area, use our free Wifi and meet like minded travelers.

The trip to Magnetic Island, on fast ferries takes approx 20 minutes (no bookings required) and if you have pre-purchased a package, you can collect your ferry ticket at the sales counter. $32.00 return. There are 17 return services daily to Magnetic Island.

Hosts: Brett and Janelle Flemming
Address: 40 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Magnetic Island, Queensland

PRICE RATE POLICY
Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA shows your support for the fabulous environmental initiatives undertaken by this property.  That’s SO good to know!

BOOK NOW

 

FEATURES

8 share dorm bungalow with ensuite bathroom

6 share dorm bungalow with ensuite bathroom

3 share bungalow with share bathroom amenity

Book the entire bungalow or single bed reservations

All Bungalow accommodation recently refurbished in 2019 / 2020

Fully sprung mattresses
High ceilings, air conditioned and fans
Set throughout natural setting with raised boardwalks linking the accommodation

ACTIVITIES

Bungalow Bay Koala Village is the only resort in Australia that can boast its own wildlife park on site. In-house guests, day visitors and island residents have the opportunity to learn all about the habitats and unique Aussie animals of Magnetic Island, through an interpretative and hands-on approach which encourage you to explore the island and animals of Magnetic Island.

There are excellent opportunities to explore the island, with over 20 km of walking tracks and many lookouts. Distances and approximate times are one way. Some track surfaces may be uneven; World War 2 structures have exposed reinforcing rod and unfenced edges. Please take care when walking and exploring.

The four beach walking trail leading from the hostel has fringing reef you can explore right from the beach. Snorkelling gear can be hired from reception. $15 for a half day or $20 for a full day. Includes stinger suit from October to April. Free maps are also available from reception.

ENVIRONMENT

From YHA:

At Magnetic Island YHA, we can see our sustainability efforts directly affecting our incredible local community. From planting 4,000 eucalyptus trees on-site to protect native bushland to sponsoring the Magnetic Island Koala Hospital, we’re committed to creating a more sustainable future! Some of our commitments include:

Energy Efficiency:

We’re powered by the sun! 30KW Photovoltaic system, a fancy word for solar panels, are installed to generate between 10-50% of our hostel’s power needs

Low energy LED light bulbs and air-conditioning with motion sensors mean there’s no waste of energy in empty rooms

Promotion of public transport as the most sustainable form of transport!

 Waste Minimisation:

Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas. We recycle anything from printer cartridges or our partially recycled paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers, and aluminium!

Bulk buy products help us reduce our waste by a whole bunch

We sell reusable bottles and reusable shopping bags, with water refill stations across the hostel

Swap shelves give second hand goods, clothing, food and more, new life 

Water Saving:

Our taps and showers are 5 stars! 5 WELS stars for water efficiency that is. Our toilets? Dual flush for ultimate bathroom efficiency

Drought resistant planting means the garden doesn’t only look good, but does good too

Social Sustainability:

We’re proud to partner with education providers to offer work experience across our hostel, including onsite education programs and presentations to local students

Fundraising initiatives for the Save the Koala Foundation and sponsoring the Magnetic Island Nippers and AFL club.”