This video post was submitted by Antonella Villa from Rome, Italy. Antonella created a YouTube channel, in collaboration with Magnetic Island locals, called Magnetic Island TV, which features a range of short videos about the island.


Everybody praises Magnetic Island’s nice beaches, nature, and quiet, but few people speak about its history. The Fort Walk is my favourite trail because it combines the beauties of nature with the vestiges of history.

Structures on the island date back to the Second World War. Though many were destroyed, along the way you’ll still find the foundation of the battery, some ammunition storage, and the command post and observation post. From the highest point, there are splendid views of Arthur and Florence Bays, and the coastline of the mainland.

This video is just a hint of the real tour, where the park ranger shows visitors the characteristics of the local flora, fauna, and explains the history.

If you are lucky, you can come across wildlife along the way… Keep an eye out for koalas.



Length (km): 4 km
Time (hrs/min): 1.5 hrs
Grade: Moderate
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Return
Region: Magnetic Island
Park: Magnetic Island National Park
Closest Town: Horseshoe Bay


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