Natural Attractions

A holiday on Magnetic Island is likely to start on Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island’s main residential bay. Nelly Bay is the first point of access for the passenger and car ferries and is an easy location to access bus transfers, taxis, hire vehicles or jump on board a guided tour.

Most of the Magnetic Island’s shopping and amenities are located in Nelly Bay, and it’s also a great place to go for that early morning run or a leisurely walk. It is a fantastic spot to go swimming or snorkelling on the fringing coral reef. Towards the northern end of the beach, you will find a children’s playground and a coin-operated barbecue area and, further along, sheltered picnic tables and toilets.

Facilities

Barbeque Boating Facilities Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Activities

Fishing Sailing Snorkelling Swimming

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Rates

Free Entry

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Arcadia at Magnetic Island

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Horseshoe Bay Sunset

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Peppers Blue on Blue

Nelly Bay

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Turtle and diver at the Yongala.

Pleasure Divers Magnetic Island

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Meet our koala family

Bungalow Bay Wildlife Park

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Share the driving

Magnetic Jet Ski Tours

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