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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).

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Awesome property in a Great location!!

5 of 5
This place is awesome! A great place if you are either on business or pleasure in Townsville. It's waking distance to everything the City and Strand has to offer and only 15-20 minutes from the airport. The Magnetic Island ferry terminal is across the road and the Casino is only about a 300 mt walk. The apartment has everything you need just like being at home. And the hosts are super easy to communicate with and willing to help out at any time. Our stay here was so EASY, relaxed and enjoyable. This place is definitely 5 Stars. Thanks again will be back
  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018

Great place that easily accomodates large groups!

4 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tiramula Lodge. It is in a great location with a bus stop down the end of the main street which makes getting around Magnetic Island a breeze if you need to use the bus services. The property is fantastic with full air-conditioning (a nice reprieve from the hot tropical weather and days exploring in the sun), a great deck, multiple fridges and other seating areas inside and outside. The pool is lovely however one recommendation would be to put up a shade sail over the pool as it was very hot (maybe they are waiting for the trees to grow a bit more). Kitchen is well equipped and the laundry has a washing machine and dryer although there is also a washing line and things dry quick in the hot sun! Booking, check in and out was all very straight forward and easy. Lots of parking areas if taking vehicles to the island. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 02, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017