Amaroo on mandalay

About Us
& Our Resort

North Queensland
Est 1980
Over 60 units
Starting @130/night
Your Hosts

Brian & Tezeh Mills

With over 12 years experience (8 years at Amaroo on Mandalay), our hosts and managers, Brian & Tezeh will ensure your stay will be memorable.

Magnetic Island Environment

Amaroo On Mandalay is located on beautiful Magnetic Island. Take a moment to learn about this incredible place that offers magnificent landscape, and a huge range of plants and animals and lots of fun activities!

Size – The island is 8 kilometres off Townsville and is 52 square kilometres in size. Just over half of the island (2,790 ha) is protected as Magnetic Island National Park. It was once part of the mainland before the sea level rose about 7,500 years ago! The island is mostly covered with open eucalypt woodland of bloodwoods, stringybarks and grey ironbarks.

Hoop pines and native kapoks are found on the headlands, and vine-thicket grows in sheltered gullies.
The island is surrounded by sandy beaches, fringing reefs, mangrove communities and seagrass beds. In fact there are 23 beautiful beaches!
Magnetic Island has the largest, disease free, healthy koala population in Australia!


Magnetic Island is well known for its distinctive environment and awe inspiring landscape featuring huge granite boulders, sandy beaches and fringing coral reefs.

The story of Magnetic Island began 275 million years ago when molten granite was pushed to the earth’s surface with volcanic force. Over time the overlying volcanic rocks weathered away. The underlying granite mass has decomposed along fracture lines, creating today’s extraordinary landscape of rounded domes and boulders (tors), many of which are larger than a house and spectacularly perched. 

Today, a shallow sea separates the island from the mainland. However, before the sea level rose 7,500 years ago, Magnetic Island was connected to the mainland between Cape Pallarenda and Kissing Point.

Walking Tracks




Magnetic Island is 70% National Park and it has a truely unique combination of flora and fauna.

There are about 23 different vegetation types on Magnetic Island.

If weather permits check out one of the many beautiful waterfalls flowing during the wet season on our gorgeous island.



From large marine animals to our furry koalas and wallabys – Magnetic Island has some of the most iconic Australian animals.
Find out more about our amazing Magnetic Island creatures including White Cockatoos, Sunbirds, Death Adders and Echidnas!




Magnetic Island homes over 180 species of birds. Some of these birds live permanently on the island while others are migratory visitors. Our resort is home to some very friendly Cockatoos and Lorikeets – feeding times at 4pm and then the Blue Wing Kookaburras – interact and feed them at 5.30pm at THE BALCONY.

Have a Question?

Policies & F.A.Q.

Checkin & Checkout

Check in time commences from 2:00pm and check out by 10:00 am.

Please contact us directly with any special requests our friendly hosts & staff will do their best to accomodate you.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type.

Experience magnetic island

Enjoy your island stay

Amaroo on Mandalay provides the perfect base to explore the island.

+61 7 4778 5200
61-79 Mandalay Avenue 4819 Nelly Bay Australia

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