Where to stay around Nelly Bay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 328 holiday lettings near Nelly Bay. From 174 apartments to 110 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Nelly Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nelly Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Nelly Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • National Trust Heritage Centre: 335 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland: 336 holiday lettings
  • Anderson Park Botanical Gardens: 335 holiday lettings
  • Billabong Sanctuary: 332 holiday lettings
  • Townsville Station: 335 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Nelly Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Nelly Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 174 apartments in Nelly Bay. Our other popular types of Nelly Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 110 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nelly Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 212 holiday homes with pool available in Nelly Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental in Nelly Bay, Australia your home away from home

    Nelly Bay is a small town on Magnetic Island, which sits just off the coast of Queensland. As it’s the gateway to the rest of the island from the mainland, with the main ferry terminal found here, there are plenty of amenities and services within a short distance of Nelly Bay self-catering holiday rentals.

    Things to do in Nelly Bay, Australia

    Nelly Bay holiday accommodation is set towards the southern end of the island, and here you’ll have access to a lovely beach, one kilometre in length. It’s a beautiful place to visit with the family, offering a perfect setting for swimming or paddling. Towards the southern end of the bay is a fringing reef, which supports a variety of spectacular marine species and would be ideal for anyone who’d like to try some snorkelling.

    Given its small size, it’s easy to experience everything that Magnetic Island has to offer from a Nelly Bay holiday rental. Mostly it’s all about water sports, with all the activities you could wish for. Scuba divers are well catered for with a number of dive centres offering excursions out to the Great Barrier Reef. Elsewhere you’ll be able to go on a sea kayak tour of the island, with trips setting off at both daybreak and twilight, ensuring an unforgettable adventure. You could also rent a jet ski for the afternoon, or take a chartered sail-boat tour of the island’s beautiful waters.

    On land there’s also plenty to see around Nelly Bay holiday accommodation. There are a number of scenic walking trails, including the Nelly Bay to Arcadia route, which passes through rainforest and runs alongside Gustav Creek. And just along the coast, in Picnic Bay is the Magnetic Island Golf Course, no more than 10 minutes away by car.

    Places to visit on holiday in Nelly Bay, Australia

    Townsville is the nearest town on the mainland to Nelly Bay holiday rentals, and has a number of interesting sights, both natural and man-made. One of the major landmarks here is Castle Hill, which commands fabulous views of both the town and Magnetic Island beyond. Meanwhile the Reef HQ Aquarium is a fascinating showcase for the marine life found on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Weather in Nelly Bay, Australia

    Nelly Bay self-catering accommodation is set in a part of the country with a tropical climate. Summers are hot, with daytime highs well above 30 degrees and plenty of rainfall. Winters on the other hand remain warm – average daytime highs in July are 25 degrees – with just a fraction of the precipitation.

    Cheap flights to Nelly Bay, Australia

    If you’re travelling to Nelly Bay holiday accommodation from the UK then you’ll need to first fly to Sydney (SYD) with Qantas or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR), and then connect with Qantas, Jetstar or Virgin Australia to Townsville (TSV).

    Sightseeing in and around Nelly Bay

    Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Nelly Bay a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Magnetic Island Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • The Strand (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
    • ReefHQ Aquarium (7 mi / 11.2 km)
    • Billabong Sanctuary (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
    • Australian Institute of Marine Science (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Nelly Bay

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Nelly Bay. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Magnetic Island National Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
    • Magnetic Island (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
    • Horseshoe Bay Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
    • Radical Bay (3.7 mi / 6 km)
    • Jezzine Barracks (6.2 mi / 10 km)
    • The Strand (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)