Magnetic Island is one of my favorite corners of Australia. It is a small island off the east coast of the country, opposite the city of Townsville, Queensland. It is a privilege to visit Magnetic Island. For the experienced backpacker it is a haven of peace where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular beach. The fauna and flora of Magnetic Island are very interesting and there are some species that can only be found on this island, if you are lucky you can even see wild koalas, iguanas, wallabies and parrots in the woods. Moreover, most of the island's territory is occupied by the Magnetic Island National Park.