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Horseshoe Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area

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Horseshoe Bay is the largest bay on Magnetic Island. Ideal for watersports, almost every watercraft imaginable is available for hire as well as being a departure point for sailing, cruising, fishing and kayak trips. Here too, you can experience swimming on horseback. There is also a new safe swimming enclosure.

Normally several fishing boats can be seen anchored at the eastern end of the bay making ready for their trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Also, just a few hundred metres from the main roads, in the Horseshoe Bay Lagoon Environmental Park. If you approach quietly you may see some of the many water birds which frequent this fresh water lagoon especially after a wet season.

Horseshoe Bay Beachfront is considered the tourist strip of the Island, with a substantial array of restaurants, cafes, and bars with live entertainment. The area is also great for families with playground facilities and sheltered picnic tables.

Activities

  • Bushwalking
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Horseriding
  • Swimming
Horseshoe Bay
Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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Providence V

Multiple Locations
From AU$40.00 - 110.00
Providence V is Magnetic Island's own tallship, a classic 62-feet gaff-rigged schooner, a replica of the Gloucester schooners, the first boats to sail in the 1870s America's Cup. A family owned vessel, moored at Peppers Blue on Blue marina at Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island. Welcome aboard for a lunch cruise where they stop for a snorkel on the island's fringing reefs near a secluded beach, with a backdrop of granite-bouldered, hoop-pined wonderland of Magnetic Island. Or join them for sunset nibbles and a complimentary glass of bubbles. Providence is fully licensed and specialises in small group charters (maximum 24 people) for theme parties, proposals, wedding parties and corporate functions.

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive

Multiple Locations
  • Deals
From AU$210.00 - 880.00
Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operator. They specialise in providing snorkelling and diving trips as well as training of divers as part of a full dive service. Adrenalin Dive strives to exceed their guests' expectations in all aspects of their business. Join them today and dive the spectacular Yongala Wreck or snorkel and dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The SS Yongala Wreck is Australia's best dive site! The Yongala Wreck is a national historical wreck that lies within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The wreck begins at 14 metres below the surface and sits on a sandy bottom at 29 metres. The artefacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are spectacular. This is a must do dive for all certified divers! Or visit the pristine, Lodestone Reef located on the Great Barrier Reef with their friendly and professional crew. Their day trip is a perfect way to enjoy unlimited snorkelling, introductory scuba dives or two certified dives. Both snorkellers and divers will be exhilarated witnessing the spectacular marine life that Lodestone has to offer whilst being immersed in tropical crystal clear water.
From AU$1975.00 - 5750.00
From the mountains and rainforests of the Scenic Rim to the beauty of Tasmania, interNATIONAL PARKtours (IPT) takes you on small group walking tours to national parks and natural regions around Australia. Discover the country on easy to medium grade walks. Travel between destinations by private coach. Relax and unwind at the end of the day in comfortable accommodation. Most meals are included with the focus on local cuisine and regional produce. IPT guides are experienced and have your comfort and energy levels in mind. Australian walking holidays range from three to four day short breaks, one week hiking tours or extended walking tours of two to three weeks which travel to more remote areas. IPT also organise special interest tours including birding, wildlife, food/wine and art-based adventures. interNATIONAL PARKtours have been operating walking focused tours in Australia and around the world since 1975. The company is family-owned and the office is located in Australia's Gold Coast hinterland (near Lamington National Park).

Relish Cafe

Townsville City, Townsville Area
Among a sea of cookie cutter cafes, Relish stands out for its handcrafted sweet and savoury snacks, including lovingly prepared relishes and jams. It sits across from Ross Creek on Kingsway Place and is dedicated to supporting local farmers and products. Relish's NQ bush honey is from Lots-a-Stings near Rollingstone, free range eggs come from 12 Oaks in Kelso, artisan breads are sourced from Three Loaves Bakehouse and the coffee is certified organic from Merlo. Relish is all about eating with heart.

Watermark Townsville

Townsville City, Townsville Area
Townsville's tourist hotspot, The Strand, is home to Watermark, a contemporary restaurant with a Modern Australian menu. A sophisticated menu brimming with fresh seafood is available, with options for carnivores and vegetarians. The waterfront restaurant features unique views of Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island and Watermark is designed to take advantage of the vista, with sleek furnishings, indoor/outdoor formal and relaxed dining areas and glass bi-fold doors.

Pier Restaurant and Bar

Townsville City, Townsville Area
With floor-to-ceiling windows, diners at Pier Restaurant enjoy panoramic views across Townsville's marina and harbour. The Modern Australian menu has a strong emphasis on seafood - particularly locally caught barramundi and coral trout. The modern dining room juts out over the water and is a picture of minimalistic chic. Book your dinner early to watch the sunset for a truly memorable experience.

A Touch of Salt

Townsville City, Townsville Area
Overlooking the picturesque Ross Creek in Townsville, A Touch of Salt blends an ever-evolving fine dining menu with an extensive wine cellar and quality service. Dine in the comfort of the contemporary restaurant on dishes inspired by Italian and modern Australian delicacies like carpaccio of sugar cured beef or coq au vin pie. For a private soiree take a seat behind the sheer red curtain for a degustation experience, or dine al fresco under the stars on a balmy summer night.

Sea Kayak Eco Adventures

Multiple Locations
From AU$60.00 - 85.00
"We take only photos and leave only footprints". Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks is one of the oldest running operations on the east coast established in 1993, they operate the Island's only Advanced Ecotourism Certified tour and the regions first Australian Climate Action Business. Discover World Heritage Magnetic Island's National and Marine Parks from the quiet of your kayak on their fun and adventurous multi-award winning tours. Paddle within metres of huge granite boulders to marvel at the coastline's rugged beauty. Drift over sea grass beds and coral gardens without disturbing the environment to view nature in the wild on the Island's most informative and only true environmentally friendly tour. View nature in the wild on Magnetic Island's only environmentally friendly tours as you discover its World Heritage National and Marine Park from the quiet of your kayak. Choose from a Morning Tour including tropical breakfast on a secluded, picturesque beach, or reflect over your day with a leisurely paddle and a drink on their Sunset Tour.

Stage Door Theatre Restaurant

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant is an entertainment venue unique to Australia. Every Friday and Saturday night professional entertainers Bernadette Smith and Phill Stephens play to packed houses in their hilarious 90 minute comedy cabaret dinner shows. Stage Door Theatre Restaurant combines beautiful live singing, stand up comedy, glamorous costumes and orchestral backing tracks with tongue in cheek impersonations. Great food, fabulous entertainment - the best night out in Queensland, if not Australia! Shows change regularly.

Kobe at Jupiters Townsville

Townsville City, Townsville Area
Hotel dining can sometimes be boring, but Kobe steakhouse in Jupiters Townville is out to prove them wrong. Offering sweeping coastal views from the contemporary dining room, guests can enjoy a selection of steaks, all sourced from prized Australian farms. The family friendly restaurant also features seafood and pasta dishes on the menu to satisfy the non-carnivorous in your troop.
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