You will discover the best Nelly Bay accommodation Magnetic Island has to offer with Best of Magnetic. We offer accommodation on the beachfront, with water views, and in tranquil bush settings. In Nelly Bay, you are spoilt for choice with our holiday accommodation at Blue on Blue Resort, Pure Magnetic Villas, One Bright Point Apartments, Canopy Chalets, as well as many holiday houses.

With 80 holiday homes and units to choose from in Nelly Bay, you will have the convenience of the beach, marina, ferry terminal, transport, restaurants and supermarkets. It is the place to stay if you want to be near the centre of the action. By staying near the ferry terminal and Magnetic Island’s top restaurants, you will make the most of your island holiday.


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Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island is very easy to get to. Nelly Bay is the ferry’s most-used arrival point on Magnetic Island. The ferry terminal is served by island bus and taxis as well as options for car hire and bicycle rentals.

Translink Ferries usually take 20-25mins and can take you directly to Ferry Terminal 1 at Nelly Bay. Getting to the beach itself is just as straightforward. Take a Magnetic Island Car hire to Nelly Bay via Harbour Drive and turn left at the roundabout. Follow Sooning Street and veer left down Nelly Bay Road.

From hiking the scenic Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, taking a leisurely stroll down the beach, enjoying a pro-dive experience and exploring Queensland’s most stunning reefs, to hitting up the specialty souvenir shops and massage parlour, there’s no shortage of things to do at Nelly Bay. Nelly Bay is the main residential area of Magnetic Island. As a result, Nelly Bay accommodation is plentiful.

Nelly Bay is a town located South East of Magnetic Island. It is considered a suburb of the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia and is the most central residential and tourist hub of the island.

Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island is a fantastic spot to go swimming or snorkelling on the island’s fringing coral reef. It is also a hub for professional scuba diving. If you’re keen on exploring Nelly Bay’s majestic sea life, it is best to snorkel during high tide. Wading is only possible at low tide.

Magnetic Island accommodation on Nelly Bay includes a variety of airbnb beach-style apartments for you to choose from. Whether you’re travelling with a loved one or enjoying a girls trip with a group of ten, Magnetic Island provides stunning rental apartments with scenic beachside views, private studio apartments with all the modern amenities, family apartments and more. All apartments are within walking and driving distance to central facilities and tourist attractions.