Top Things To Do On Your Stay at Horseshoe Bay

If you’re looking for a holiday destination up north that has it all, Horseshoe Bay ticks the boxes for every type of traveler out there.

Horseshoe Bay is a bay and town on Magnetic Island in Townsville, north Queensland. It’s a haven for any and all tourists, because of the vast array of activities you can do there.

There’s something for everyone!

Horseshoe Bay – Top Things to Do During Your Stay

Located on Magnetic Island in Queensland, young families, grey nomads, working explorers, backpackers and singles can’t get enough of Horseshoe Bay.

Whether it’s swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking, hiking or just plain relaxing – there’s something for everyone!

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

Magnetic Island Fishing Charters

Here, there are catamarans for hire, as well as tube rides. Catamarans are the ultimate in floating luxury for the adults, and the kids can enjoy tube rides.

These are for pairs, or groups of 3 to 4 people, or you can try tirade and triple tubes.

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The Sage Room

Ideal for fishing or sunset views of Townsville coastline.

In summer, a swimming enclosure protects against stingers, with lifeguards on patrol.

Nearby is Magnetic Island’s only fully fenced playground.

Noodies On The Beach

This Mexican restaurant is located on the dining strip, right by the beach and has a great atmosphere with friendly service.

You’ll get a stunning view of the ocean while enjoying a wide range of Mexican favorites, including tacos and nachos, plus homestyle dishes.

They’re best known for their variety of cocktails that include margaritas, sangria and pina coladas, and you can even try Mexican ice cream and fruitcake.

Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout

If walking trails are for you, the island has numerous lookout points.

The Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout is a favourite as it’s slightly less strenuous. You’ll get to see beautiful views along the entire way, making the whole walk enjoyable.

Then, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the Bay from the top.

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The Koala Park by Selina

Surrounded by nature, The Koala Park by Selina is just a short stroll (6 minutes!) from the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Lagoon Conservation Park.  Adventure awaits with Geoffrey Bay (4km) and the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal (6km) nearby. Or partake in one of the infamous park tours, learn about native Australian wildlife, or have breakfast with an Australian favourite – the koala!

Choose from their rustic, charming dorms with thatched-roofs, free Wi-Fi, and shared bathrooms, or opt for the privacy of a room with a minifridge and en-suite. Enjoy the cafe/restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, communal kitchen, and unwind in their garden with hammocks and terraces.


With personalised tours, there is something for all ages. You’ll depart from Horseshoe Bay and visit White Lady Bay, witness a traditional welcome ceremony and dances, hear traditional stories, experience a smoking ceremony, and visit remote beaches. Refreshments will be served.

There are so many activities for all ages and walks of life on Horseshoe Bay.

Visiting the area is a must on your bucket list! Check out Magnetic Island Online for all the information you’ll need for your holiday here.

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Author: WMAadmin