Forts Walk
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: -19.13259978, 146.8695688

  • End: -19.13268087, 146.8698049

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Magnetic Island National Park

  • Distance from state capital: --

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -19.13259978

  • Longitude: 146.8695688

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Forts Walk, Magnetic Island National Park is a 4km, grade 3 Return hike located in Magnetic Island National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

The Forts Walk, on Magnetic Island National Park, is one of the most popular tracks on the island. The four kilometre return walk leads to historic World War II fortifications and infrastructure.

About the region

Magnetic Island is an island 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. This 52 km2 (20.1 sq mi) mountainous island in Cleveland Bay has effectively become a suburb of Townsville, with 2,107 permanent residents. The island is accessible from Townsville Breakwater to Nelly Bay Harbour by ferry. There is a large 27 km2 (10.4 sq mi) National Park and bird sanctuary and walking tracks can be taken between the populated bays and to a number of tourist destinations such as the World War II forts.

The island has long become established as a holiday destination with many hotels and several resorts in operation to cater for all levels of service. The public facilities and infrastructure on the island are managed by the Townsville City Council. The island is part of the electoral district of Townsville in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. The island is also part of the Federal seat of Herbert, which is represented by Cathy O’Toole.

In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, the Magnetic Island was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for its role as a “Natural attraction”.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com

 

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