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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.
Swim cards available at various outlets • Fish’ N Fuel’n • Pleasure Divers
• Post Office • Topless Cars • Arcadia Beach Guesthouse • Newsagency
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.
6-10 ELENA STREET, NELLY BAY
T (07) 4778 5096
Open 9.30am to 4.30pm daily
$3 pp marine display fee; Full tour 5+ persons;
Video & lab tour – $10 pp. Amazing marine
life incl 28 year / 100kg giant clams.
BARNACLE BILL FISHING TOURS
T 0438 165 581
Do you want to catch fish like these?
It’s easy! Just come cruising with Barnacle Bill
and his purpose designed 7m sportsfishing
vessel. 2hr - 4hr tours available (min 2p). Fully
shaded deck with all fishing gear and expert
tuition supplied. Fish are virtually guaranteed.
BOAT TOURS & HIRE
T 0448 434 292
or (07) 4778 5909 Guided tours or
self drive hire. Discover stunning bays,
circumnavigate the island, snorkel
amazing reefs, drop a line. The choice is
yours. Up to eight people. Wheelchair
access. Full safety gear included.
NETWORK FOR TURTLES
T 0417 523 054
MINT is a community group
taking action for sea turtle
rehabilitation, awareness and
education. MINT is driven by
a small and dedicated group
of volunteers who engage
the wider community to help
to respond to strandings and
rehabilitate sea turtles on the
island. MINT also works to
encourage behaviour changes
in the local community that
benefits sea turtle conservation.
conserve • rehabilitate • educate
10 MARINE PARADE, ARCADIA
T 1800 797 797 OR (07) 4778 5788
Magnetic Island’s ONLY PADI 5 Star IDC Centre. All PADI courses from
Introductory Dives through to Instructor level. Daily certified Island dives;
Gear hire and sales; Outer Barrier Reef cruises and trips to the world
famous S.S Yongala – Oz’s Number 1 dive site!; 1/2 day and full day snorkel
hire (stinger suits Nov-March). Accommodation/dive packages available.
10% discount for direct bookings on selected dive courses.
REEF ECO TOURS
T 0419 712 579
Discover the best reefs with local
marine biologist Dr Andy Lewis.
3 hr tour includes gear hire & lesson.
Discounts for groups and families.
Great for novice snorkellers.
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