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Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Bay Ranch is one of the most popular things to do while holidaying on Magnetic Island.

It is affordable family fun and an exciting adventure for backpackers visiting Australia. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Horseshoe Bay, its wildlife, beach, lagoon, and hinterland as you ride through the bush. At the beach, you unsaddle your horse and experience the sensation of swimming on horseback.

Magnetic Island is truly the destination of choice with it’s pristine beaches, turquoise waters, abundant wildlife, fabulous bush trails, glorious weather and a vibrant local community.

Located within the islands of the Great Barrier Reef in north Queensland and only a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island is the perfect place for visitors to relax and unwind.

Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to horseshoe bay beach. Enjoy riding your horse bareback into the cool clear waters of the coral sea.

Getting here is easy.

Sealink run a regular ferry service from Townsville. View their timetable here.

Bring your vehicle, bike, mobile home over with Fantasea Cruising Magnetic. Click here for their timetable

With numerous resorts and private companies on the island that will rent you a car or scooter while you are here, transportation is never a problem.

Or you can get an all-day ticket with sunbus and explore the island at leisure. Sunbus timetable