Car, SUV, 4WD, minibus and luggage trailer hire Magnetic Island ... Explore Magnetic Island, or Maggie as us locals call it, with 1300Meteor Rentals. Situated 8km north of Townsville, the island is home to a range of natural and historical locations that make for an unforgettable experience.
Looking for relaxation? Soak up the sun on one of the 23 bays and beaches, eat to your hearts content with options from fine dining to pub grub and unwind with a number of massage and beauty options.
For those that want action and adventure the island offers jet ski hire and tours, stand up paddle board hire, snorkelling and diving tours and one of our favourites, sailing tours. We highly recommend a sunset sail with Big Mama Sailing www.bigmamasailing.com.
If hiking and history is your thing then traverse the hills walking tracks for the amazing views from the World War II Forts.
For something unique visit the Stage Door Theatre Restaurant at Arcadia Bay and the handful of local artists galleries on offer.
A visit wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Bungalow Bay Koala Park to get up close with some of our native wildlife.
Flying in to Townsville? Take advantage of our free airport collection / dropoff (during operating hours).
Vehicle collection and return are via our Townsville depot, around the corner from the Townsville airport and a 10 minute drive to Magnetic Island Ferries.
We permit all our vehicle’s to be used on Magnetic Island (*Conditions apply, see below), simply book your vehicle of choice with 1300Meteor and head to www.MagneticIslandFerries.com.au to book your barge time.
Please note if you are using a larger vehicle, like our moving trucks or a people mover that takes more than 5 people you will need to contact Magnetic Island Ferries on (07) 4796 9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Magnetic Island Ferries: Vehicles 5.5m and under have a weight limit of 2.5t, 5.6-6m vehicles have a weight limit of 3t . If the weight limit is exceeded, vehicle pricing will be moved up to the next category of Campervan or Truck. Please note, these vehicles cannot be booked online and must be booked with the office. All Motor Vehicle Fares include up to five passengers who can legally sit in the vehicle. All passengers need to be in the vehicle while loading and unloading on & off the vessel.
*Beach use prohibited.
Picking up in Townsville and finishing at another destination? No problem - 1300 Meteor offers one way car hire to most locations in mainland Australia!
While our cars and minivans cannot be used off sealed roads (other than unsealed detours to accommodate official roadworks to gazetted sealed roads) we do have a great range of 4x4's that are, and our standard Loss and Damage Cover remains valid to such use.
*Beach use prohibited. Cars are allowed on sealed bitumen roads. 4x2 utes, vans and trucks are allowed on well graded unsealed roads. 4x4’s are allowed off road (excluding beaches). Please note underbody and water immersion damage is the renters liability.