Where to stay around Arcadia?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 325 holiday lettings near Arcadia. 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 Arcadia is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • National Trust Heritage Centre: 464 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland: 464 holiday lettings
  • Anderson Park Botanical Gardens: 463 holiday lettings
  • Billabong Sanctuary: 470 holiday lettings
  • Townsville Station: 464 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Arcadia 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 Arcadia?

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

  • Houses: 110 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 7 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Arcadia?

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

    Make A Holiday Rental Apartment in Arcadia, Australia, Your Home Away From Home

    Australia is an immensely popular holiday destination for people from all over the world, attracted to its great weather and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is a vast continent that has a great deal to choose from, ranging from tropical areas to an arid, desert interior. Anyone looking to take a holiday in Australia and who would like to be near the coast and have access to the Great Barrier Reef, whilst simultaneously being near to protected parkland areas should consider a holiday in Arcadia. Located on Magnetic Island, a few kilometres off the Townsville coastline in Queensland, it is a stunning place to take a vacation. With a range of accommodation on offer, the best way to enjoy time there is by staying in a holiday rental apartment in Arcadia. Surrounded by all the mod cons that might be expected from a quality rental, it is the perfect place to enjoy the sun, sea and views.

    Things to Do on Holiday in Arcadia, Australia

    There is a wide selection of leisure activities available to try for anyone staying at a holiday rental apartment in Arcadia. The warm sea is especially suitable for swimming, snorkelling and diving, all of which can be great ways to see the smaller reefs around the island. Guided sea-kayak trips, fishing and sailing are other water sport suggestions, whilst those who would prefer some time on dry land, pony treks, riding and even lawn balls are possible.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Arcadia, Australia

    As well as spending some time on the beach, holidaymakers staying in self catering accommodation in Arcadia also have the option to visit areas of interest. Half of Magnetic Island is a national park, and much of this can be explored on a series of footpaths, with one notable route leading to an old World War Two fort. Most people staying in the area will also want to visit the Great Barrier Reef. There are a number of organised tours available, some of which involve glass bottomed boats, snorkelling or even diving. For those that would like to visit a bigger city, Townsville is a short ferry ride away. Whilst it might be short on culture, it makes up for it with lively nightlife.

    Weather in Arcadia, Australia

    On reflection, the Australian winter time is the best period to take a holiday in Arcadia. (remember the seasons run differently, and winter there is April leading through to September). During this period, the area enjoys warm days and cool nights, accompanied by clear, blue skies. The summer months by contrast are often rainy, and there can even be the occasional cyclones. Most of the years 1000mm of rain falls during the summer wet season.

    Travel to Arcadia, Australia

    People from outside of Australia will need to fly into the country first in order to begin their holiday in Arcadia. Nearby Townsville does have an airport, but unfortunately, it is not an international one, meaning that at least one connection will need to be made. Townsville Airport (TSV) has flights going to all the major cities such as Cairns, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, and so international travellers will need to work out the route which works best for them.

    Activities and attractions in Arcadia

    Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Arcadia a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. 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 (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • The Strand (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
    • ReefHQ Aquarium (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
    • Australian Institute of Marine Science (15 mi / 24.1 km)
    • Billabong Sanctuary (16 mi / 25.8 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Arcadia

    If you're planning a holiday around the weather, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

    Exploring the natural features in Arcadia

    Travellers appreciate the pristine beaches and island views, which is just a taste of what Arcadia has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Arcadia is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Magnetic Island National Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Horseshoe Bay Beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
    • Radical Bay (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
    • Magnetic Island (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
    • Jezzine Barracks (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
    • The Strand (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)