Base Magnetic Island

1 Nelly Bay Rd, Magnetic Island Queensland 4819

Sit back and relax at North Queensland’s premier island paradise hostel, Base Magnetic Island! Perfect for those who want to de-stress amidst some of nature's finest niceties, whilst reserving their option to engage in some post-high-school hedonism. It is no surprise that this breathtaking hostel is part of one of Australia's most iconic hostel networks.

With common areas that sprawl directly onto the pristine Nelly Bay Beach, your options to unwind here are boundless. Here’s a snippet of what your average Schoolies day at Base Magnetic Island will look like.

Wake up in your waterfront bungalow to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. Step outside and let this zen perpetuate as you enjoy your morning coffee whilst swinging in a hammock, or taking in the serenity and breathtaking views from the vantage point of an oversized bean bag on Base’s private viewing platform. As the day heats up, hit the beach to soak in some rays; then get soaked in the beachside pool as you frolic with your friends on a giant pool floaty. Next, after working up a thirst from all the hard RnR, grab a cold drink from Base’s very own ‘Island Bar’ and challenge your mates to a game of billiards. This will help get your eye in for whatever beer garden bar games the fantastic base staff have planned that day to get your fanciful night started.

Should you feel adventurous, the options on offer outside of Base Magnetic Island are equally as impressive. Abound with natural beauty, Magnetic island is a tropical paradise where epic beaches, world-class snorkelling and wayward wildlife unite under the blessing of endless sunshine. Whether it's the history or hiking; snorkelling or sailing that calls you, there truly is something for everyone in this untouched paradise. With Schoolies accommodation options ranging from tent site or dorm, through to private rooms with ensuites, Base Magnetic Island truly does offer something for every Schoolies budget.

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Standard Package

7 Nights

From $499

Min: 2
Max: 8

Deluxe Package

7 Nights

From $699

Min: 2
Max: 8

Premium Package

7 Nights

From $1,099

Min: 2
Max: 8

Ultimate Package

7 Nights

From $1,299

Min: 2
Max: 8

FAQ Base Magnetic Island

  • About Schoolies

    Schoolies is the annual end-of-year festival where high-school graduates, or ‘Schoolies’, from around Australia come together to celebrate finishing their final year of high school. A right-of-passage event, Schoolies often marks school leavers first parent-free holiday, and facilitates the perfect opportunity for them to blow off their post-year-12 steam with friends, before transitioning into tertiary study or full-time work.


    Celebrated nationwide over a 3-week period that coincides with the different finishing dates of schools across the states, Schoolies offers official events that cater to all preferences. With a wide range of official events on offer, Schoolies can expect to get involved in beach parties, pool and club parties, as well as a broad range of festival style music events, depending on where they opt to celebrate.


    Traditionally the country's largest celebration happens on the pristine shores of Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast. Other popular destinations to celebrate however include Byron Bay, Airlie Beach, Victor Harbor, Margaret River, Magnetic Island, Busselton, Yallingup, Lorne, Victor Harbor, Broome, Gracetown, Torquay, Anglesea, Sorrento, Airlie Beach, Port Stephens, Sunshine Coast, Phillip Island, Rye, Rottnest Island and Terrigal, as well as international destinations such as Bali, Vanuatu, Thailand, Fiji and New Zealand.

  • Key Schoolies Dates

    Magnetic Island Schoolies 2022 dates:
    Week One: 19/11/2022 to 25/11/2022

    Week Two: 26/11/2022 to 2/12/2022


    Magnetic Island Schoolies 2023 dates:
    Week One: 18/11/2023 to 24/11/2023

    Week Two: 25/11/2023 to 1/12/2023


  • Package Inclusions
    • 6 Nights Accommodation.
    • Schoolies Accommodation Wristband. (Giving you exclusive access to your resort and its amenities.)
    • Tribe Travel Lanyard.
    • Access to the 24-hour Leavers hotline.
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