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6-10 ELENA STREET, NELLY BAY
PH (07) 4778 5096
Open 9.30am to 4.30pm daily
World expertise on giant clams. View fish, corals & other amazing
marine life. Marine display only $3 pp; Educational groups book by
phone to view our video and ask questions.
HORSESHOE BAY WATER SPORTS
Tube Rides • Catamaran Hire
Rides start from $15 per person. Tube Rides for 2,3 or 4 people.
All rides min 2 people. One person can come along in the ski boat for free!
Weekends and most weekdays. Weather permitting. Group bookings welcome.
E firstname.lastname@example.org T (07) 4758 1336
Our tube rides are almost famous
around the world and a ‘Must do’ !
FNF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
& HIRE CENTRE
36 MANDALAY AVENUE, NELLY BAY T (07) 4778 5126
We stock a HUGE range of everything you need for fishing
on the island or out on the reef, including bait, tackle &
spearfishing guns, gaffs, nets, tackle boxes, crab pots etc.
See us for all your snorkelling gear to buy or hire, pool toys,
PFD’s, floaties, reef shoes & footwear, apparel, stinger suits,
boating, batteries & MORE.
All NEW Reefboards ... try one today!
TOP 10 KIDS ACTIVITIES
1. Try your luck and wet a line
off the Picnic Bay jetty
2. Forge a trail on horseback,
3. Get your photo taken cuddling
a koala or baby crocodile
4. Discover giant clams at
5. Charter a boat and spot a
green sea turtle
6. Hire a cart for a nine hole
round of golf
7. Double up on a jet ski,
sea kayak or tube ride
8. Meet some local kids at the
weekly night markets
9. Be the first in your family to
spot a koala in the wild
10. Playground hop from bay
to bay with a picnic hamper
On holiday with the kids? Keep them entertained with
one of the following top 10 activities for children.
Collect swim cards at • FNF Adventure • Pleasure Divers • Aquasearch
• MI Post Office • Tropical Topless Cars • Arcadia Newsagency • Pro-Dive
• Island Palms • Base Backpackers • HB Store • M.I. Museum
Self- guided snorkel trails in Nelly and Geoffrey Bays.
Surface floats with handles mark these fascinating underwater trails, with
special points of interest designated by sub-surface acrylic letters so you
don’t miss a thing. Pick up a handy swim card for a small donation of $5
and learn about a variety of fish species, 100kg aquacultured giant clams
and historic ship wrecks along the way..
MAGNETIC ISLAND SNORKEL TRAILS
< surface floats
To Picnic Bay
To Geoffery &
To Nelly Bay
To Horseshoe Bay
of surface floats
Magnetic Island’s Self Guided
Photos courtesy of Andrew Rankin Photography, Maryanne Law Photography, Claudia Gaber Photography and Townsville Enterprise Limited
Ferry and car barge offer multiple services daily
Only 25 mins from Townsville
Swim Cards for each trail
outline what you’re likely to
see at each location.
Your $5 donation for these
cards supports the ongoing
costs of insurance and
maintenance of the trails.
Cards can be recycled after
use by leaving them in the
drop box at the start of each
trail. Enjoy your adventure!
Pick up your handy Swim Card
before you start your trail.
Swim cards are available from:
1. Base Backpackers 1 Nelly Bay Road, Nelly Bay.
2. Aquasearch Aquarium 6-10 Elena Street, Nelly Bay.
3. Fish’n N Fuel’n 36 Mandalay Avenue, Nelly Bay.
4. Island Palms 13 The Esplanade, Nelly Bay.
5. MI Post Office 98 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay.
6. Pleasure Divers 10 Marine Parade, Arcadia.
7. Arcadia Newsagency 7 Marine Parade, Arcadia.
8. Arcadia Store 5 Bright Avenue, Arcadia.
9. Bungalow Bay 40 Horseshoe Bay Road, Horseshoe Bay.
10. Foodworks 7 Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay.
11. MIArts Space The Esplandade, Picnic Bay.
NETWORK FOR TURTLES
T 0417 523 054
MINT is a community group taking action
for sea turtle conservation through
rehabilitation, awareness and education.
REEF ECO TOURS
NOT ON MAP
PHONE 0419 712 579
Discover Magnetic Island’s best reefs with local marine biologist
Dr Andy Lewis. Great for novice snorkellers. Guided snorkelling tours
through superb coral gardens. Expert ecological commentary – identify
fishes, corals, and invertebrates.
3 hour tour includes gear hire, safety briefing & snorkel lesson, and
1 hour Reef Ecotour. Discounts for groups and families.
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