Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Horseshoe Bay

The island views, wildlife and gardens are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Horseshoe Bay. This relaxing city has many special qualities. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Horseshoe Bay

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Horseshoe Bay a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magnetic Island Golf Course (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • The Strand (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • ReefHQ Aquarium (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Horseshoe Bay

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Horseshoe Bay

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Horseshoe Bay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Magnetic Island National Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Magnetic Island (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Radical Bay (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Jezzine Barracks (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • The Strand (9 mi / 14.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Horseshoe Bay

The nearest airport is in Townsville, QLD (TSV), located 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Palm Island, QLD (PMK), which is 31.2 mi (50.2 km) away.

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

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

  • Magnetic Island National Park: 340 holiday lettings
  • Billabong Sanctuary: 338 holiday lettings
  • Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens: 341 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland: 341 holiday lettings
  • Tony Ireland Stadium: 340 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Horseshoe 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 Houses in Horseshoe Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 106 Houses in Horseshoe Bay. Our other popular types of Horseshoe Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 170 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 218 holiday homes with pool available in Horseshoe Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.