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Independent Schoolies Destination Reviews:

- Gold Coast Schoolies
- Whitsundays Schoolies
- Magnetic Island Schoolies
- Mooloolaba Schoolies
- Byron Bay Schoolies
- Victor Harbor Schoolies
- Leavers Week

Schoolies Week Maggie Island

Magnetic Island Schoolies Week 2020

Schoolies Week at Magnetic Island, located off the coast near Townsville is popular with schoolies from north Queensland. There is limited accommodation so make sure you book early.

Known to those in the know as Maggie Island, it is a beautiful tourist destination with a friendly local community. Due to the magnetic pull of the island, any compass looking for the mainland is rendered useless and people have been known to lose all desire to return to the mainland and in some cases memory of its existence.

Destination Rating

Age Rating: Over 18 (Good); Under 18 (Good).

Support Services: Fair, some schoolies specific support services are provided.

Market: This destination is popular with students from north QLD only.

Locals: There is some tension with locals based on past years.

Entertainment: Poor, as it's a relatively small destination the entertainment is not very good.

Policing: The Police presence is not overdone, but is adequate.

Safety Rating: Very Good; However as with any schoolies destination take precautions and don't walk by yourself at night.

Transport: Average, nothing specific for schoolies (the ferry there & back isn't cheap).

Event Contact Details:
Townsville City Council
103 Walker Street, City
Phone 07) 4727 9000