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Family Camping Holiday?

Biloela, Australia
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Family Camping Holiday?

Hi - our 3 families (kids aged 4-12) are interested in visiting MI in July. We have done Fraser in the past and are looking for something new. Can you take your own vehicle on the ferry? Are there camping options on the island? Are there kid-safe swimming places? Looking forward to hearing any feedback - thanks!

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1. Re: Family Camping Holiday?

yes, you can camp. Yes, you can take your own vehicle on the ferry.

Have a read of this website:

https://www.magneticislandtourism.com/faq

That should answer all of your questions.

cheers.

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2. Re: Family Camping Holiday?

Thanks - very helpful link. Looks great.

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3. Re: Family Camping Holiday?

Hi there, the only place that you can camp on the island is at Bungalow Bay Koala Village.

Checkout Fantasea cruised they are the company that operate the car ferry to the island.

Bungalow Bay does have a swimming pool, and Horseshoe Bay has a great beach, if it is during the stinger season it is one of the 2 beaches on the island with stinger nets, but we still recommend stinger suits be worn (you can hire them) at the Irukangi jelly fish is so small that they can get through the nets.

I have just read the link that sweetbiscuit gave you, as a resident a lot of the information given there seems to be out of date, if you have any more queries please don't hesitate to PM me, that way is best as I don't look at this site very often.

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