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Guidebook for Nelly Bay

Janelle

Guidebook for Nelly Bay

Food Scene
Nice food in an art gallery environment
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Barefoot Art Food Wine
5 Pacific Drive
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Nice food in an art gallery environment
Local pub does great pub lunches (especially burgers). On weekends they have bands and its a popular spot for a cold beer. Opposite the beach its a must for your visit. Watch out for the cheeky kookaburra's that can steal your chips.
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Marlin Bar
3 Pacific Drive
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Local pub does great pub lunches (especially burgers). On weekends they have bands and its a popular spot for a cold beer. Opposite the beach its a must for your visit. Watch out for the cheeky kookaburra's that can steal your chips.
Well.. its the only bakery on the island, but its pretty good. Home made pies and goodies and good selection of bread.
Magnetic Island Bakery
98 Sooning St
Well.. its the only bakery on the island, but its pretty good. Home made pies and goodies and good selection of bread.
Good mexican food in a nice environment. Great big jugs of sangria and ibis strolling around the tables.
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Man Friday Restaurant
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Good mexican food in a nice environment. Great big jugs of sangria and ibis strolling around the tables.
Pop over to Peppers Blue on Blue's restaurant or have a drink at the Marina.
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Peppers Blue on Blue Resort Magnetic Island
123 Sooning St
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Pop over to Peppers Blue on Blue's restaurant or have a drink at the Marina.
Friday night RSL is an island tradition and a little bit fun. Cold beer from the licensed bar in the little hall and a selection of local food markets to choose from. 5-8pm every Friday, except Good Friday. All the locals will be there! They also do a Sunday roast 5pm Sunday.
Returned Services League
31 Hayles Ave
Friday night RSL is an island tradition and a little bit fun. Cold beer from the licensed bar in the little hall and a selection of local food markets to choose from. 5-8pm every Friday, except Good Friday. All the locals will be there! They also do a Sunday roast 5pm Sunday.
Shopping
Supermarket in walking distance from the apartment. Has everything you'll need to get started.
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IGA, Nelly Bay, Queensland
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Supermarket in walking distance from the apartment. Has everything you'll need to get started.
Supermarket close by. In this little centre there is a pharmacy and a bottle shop.
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FoodWorks
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Supermarket close by. In this little centre there is a pharmacy and a bottle shop.
Nearest bottle shop to the apartment
Nelly Bay Bottle Shop
55 Sooning St
Nearest bottle shop to the apartment
Speciality and luxury items. Packaged gourmet seafoods and meats and lots of yummy goodies.
Arcadia Store
5 Bright Ave
Speciality and luxury items. Packaged gourmet seafoods and meats and lots of yummy goodies.
Parks & Nature
This is a wonderful walk through koala territory to the original Forts where you'll see beautiful views over the island. Every time I've been, I've seen koala's in the wild. Fellow walkers will be just as keen to pass on koala spotting information - its always eyes up. Takes about an hour and a half round trip. Take water.
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The Forts
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This is a wonderful walk through koala territory to the original Forts where you'll see beautiful views over the island. Every time I've been, I've seen koala's in the wild. Fellow walkers will be just as keen to pass on koala spotting information - its always eyes up. Takes about an hour and a half round trip. Take water.
Pop out to the end of the road surrounding the bay and feed the rock wallabies at sunset. Many supermarkets sell the approved wallaby pellets but they actually love eating apples, carrots and sweet potato
Geoffrey Bay
Pop out to the end of the road surrounding the bay and feed the rock wallabies at sunset. Many supermarkets sell the approved wallaby pellets but they actually love eating apples, carrots and sweet potato
... if you'd like to hug a koala and have your photo taken, this is the place to be. Although not in the wild, it is the only official wildlife park on Magnetic Island. Your entry fee includes holding pythons, lizards and baby crocs, but there is an extra charge for cuddling koala's.
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Bungalow Bay Koala Village
40 Horseshoe Bay Road
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... if you'd like to hug a koala and have your photo taken, this is the place to be. Although not in the wild, it is the only official wildlife park on Magnetic Island. Your entry fee includes holding pythons, lizards and baby crocs, but there is an extra charge for cuddling koala's.
Essentials
The only pharmacy on the island and its close to the apartment.
Magnetic Island Pharmacy
55 Sooning St
The only pharmacy on the island and its close to the apartment.
Arcadia Newsagency
7 Marine Parade
Latitude 19 Health
Drinks & Nightlife
Very big local pub with food, drinks and live music - especially on the weekends.
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Picnic Bay Hotel
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Very big local pub with food, drinks and live music - especially on the weekends.
Getting Around
Passenger and car ferry terminal. Hint - if you book your tickets online prior to your arrival you'll get a small discount. Tickets stay valid for several months so you don't have to lock into any particular ferry time.
Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1
Passenger and car ferry terminal. Hint - if you book your tickets online prior to your arrival you'll get a small discount. Tickets stay valid for several months so you don't have to lock into any particular ferry time.
The local bus
Magnetic Island Sunbus
44 Mandalay Ave
The local bus
Hire scooters to zip around the island
Road Runner Scooter Hire
64 Kelly St
Hire scooters to zip around the island
Conveniently located opposite the ferry terminal in Nelly Bay, Best of Magnetic have a good selection of small air conditioned covered cars you can hire to drive around the island. If you can, pre-book it as weekends can be busy.
Best of Magnetic Real Estate
147-151 Sooning St
Conveniently located opposite the ferry terminal in Nelly Bay, Best of Magnetic have a good selection of small air conditioned covered cars you can hire to drive around the island. If you can, pre-book it as weekends can be busy.
Entertainment & Activities
Here in Horseshoe Bay you can hire Jetski's to explore the beaches without road access.
Jet Ski Hire Magnetic Island
Here in Horseshoe Bay you can hire Jetski's to explore the beaches without road access.
For some paddling fun in the bay or further afield
Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks
For some paddling fun in the bay or further afield
Scuba divers paradise - fancy a day diving at the reef.
Pleasure Divers
10 Marine Parade
Scuba divers paradise - fancy a day diving at the reef.
Go out on a Jetski tour of the island
Magnetic Jet Ski Tours
9 Pacific Dr
Go out on a Jetski tour of the island
Take a horseback ride through native bushland to a pristine beach. Unsaddle and enjoy the experience of riding bareback into the ocean.
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Horseshoe Bay Ranch
38 Gifford St
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Take a horseback ride through native bushland to a pristine beach. Unsaddle and enjoy the experience of riding bareback into the ocean.
I wouldn't actually call Toad Racing a sport, but as creepy as this sounds, they come in droves every Wednesday night 8-9.30pm to see the Toad Races. eeeekkkkk
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Arcadia Village Hotel
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I wouldn't actually call Toad Racing a sport, but as creepy as this sounds, they come in droves every Wednesday night 8-9.30pm to see the Toad Races. eeeekkkkk
Open 7 days a week, this is the only golf course on Magnetic Island. You can hire clubs & electric cart on site.
Magnetic Island Country Golf Club
Open 7 days a week, this is the only golf course on Magnetic Island. You can hire clubs & electric cart on site.