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                                                wedding planning

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                              Magnetic Island Weddings and Functions specialises in creating your dream
                              wedding and seeing it through from start to finish.

    beachside ceremonies      Magnetic Island is unique in the style of weddings on offer. Rather than being
                              locked into specific island resort packages, the range of services and facilities
                              on the Island means we can offer you a variety of options and a choice of
  exclusive private venues    services, to make your special day as you dreamed it could be.

formal or casual receptions   We assist with every stage of the planning, from selecting your celebrant
                              and photographer, choosing from a variety of venues and reception menus,

    wedding coordination      the ideal location for your ceremony, through to the best accommodation
                              packages for your guests, to name but a few of the choices you have.

    guest accommodation       A dedicated team of independent businesses offering excellent service
                              and personalised attention makes Magnetic Island a one-stop destination
                              for your dream wedding. From formal sit down receptions to casual summer
                              style cocktail parties the choice is yours. You’ll be surprised at how easy and
                              affordable it is to make your dream of a tropical island wedding come true.

                              Whether it just be the two of you running away to marry on a tropical island,
                              or a full wedding weekend with all your friends and families, we can help with
                              your perfect wedding plan.

T: 07 4778 5955   F: 07 4778 5601 
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 because you deserve the best

 an exclusive island sanctuary
  of beachfront holiday villas
 the esplanade, nelly bay, magnetic island
              T. 07 4778 5955
Magnetic Island International Resort

                 meetings of minds
                                  conferences | events | occasions

                                  Magnetic Island International Resort offers
                                  the perfect setting for all types of corporate
                                  events including conferences, exhibitions and
                                  product launches.

                                  Our fully equipped convention centre, meeting rooms and
                                  wireless hotspot facility give delegates and guests all the
                                  modern privileges. A dedicated team of professionals are
                                  always on hand to assist guests and organisers with any special
                                  requests and requirements.

                                  We specialise in staff incentives, strategy meetings, corporate
                                  seminars and company parties. Contact us today about your
                                  Magnetic Island team getaway, and our great corporate
                                  packages and rates.

                                                    proud host of the
 ... and souls
| in a tropical island paradise

  The Magnetic International Resort is set on 10 acres of lush tropical surrounds
  backing onto National Park and offers over 100 modern guest rooms. Resort
  facilities include cocktail bar, terrace restaurant, stunning swimming pool
  area, tennis courts, and games room.

  Magnetic Island bays, beaches, parks and attractions provide an array of
                                                                                    Magnetic Island International Resort
  exciting group activities, all within easy access of the resort. Combined
                                                                                    Mandalay Avenue, Nelly Bay
  with our ideal on-site facilities this makes Magnetic International Resort the    Magnetic Island, North Queensland
  ultimate conference and events destination.

  Weddings                                                                          p   07 4778 5200
  A romantic gazebo, ambient poolside terrace, fine dining restaurant and lush      f 07 4778 5806
  tropical gardens. Your wedding ceremony and reception will have the perfect       e
  setting at the Magnetic Island International Resort. We have a variety of
  special events packages available that will facilitate all your wedding needs,
  giving you a day of memories to treasure for a lifetime – simply perfect.

                                                                                                    International Resort

annual October Jazz Festival


                    Le Paradis
                    The relaxed yet elegant ambience of the award winning Restaurant Le Paradis
                    is the perfect conclusion to a great day. Indulge in the culinary delights of
            BEST    traditional French cuisine, dining al fresco under the stars adjacent to the new
        ALFRESCO    Nelly Bay Harbour.

            BEST    Restaurant Le Paradis also caters for private functions, weddings, cocktail parties
        EUROPEAN    and chef catered dinner parties. Allow us to arrange your transport in a luxurious
          CUISINE   stretch limo which seats up to eight. Limo and dinner packages available upon
                    request. Fully licensed and open for lunch and dinner, bookings recommended.
                    Bienvenue au Restaurant Le Paradis, passez un agréable moment et bon appétit!
                    Your hosts Marc and Michelle Palun, and chef Philippe Poitou.

Le Paradis
WELCOME                                                                        Beaches & Bays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                                                               Marine Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
to Magnetic Island                                                             Fishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                                                                               Wildlife & Walks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                               Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Pristine sandy beaches, glistening turquoise
                                                                               Great Barrier Reef. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
waters, inspiring tropical weather and a
                                                                               Island Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
vibrant local community. A landscape as
                                                                               Island Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
unique as it is beautiful; Magnetic Island truly
                                                                               How to Get Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
is a destination of choice.
                                                                               Climate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Situated in North Queensland’s renowned Great Barrier Reef                     Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
region and only 8km from Townsville, Magnetic Island is                        Accommodation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
the ideal place for visitors to relax, unwind and immerse                      Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
themselves in the romance of a genuine natural paradise.
                                                                               Attractions & Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
The Island plays host to an abundance of native wildlife                       Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
and an assortment of bush trails beyond compare. It has                        Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
numerous secluded beaches and bays that are framed by                          Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
awe-inspiring rocky headlands with huge granite boulders,
softened by majestic emerald green hoop pines.
Escape to paradise today and create memories that will                         Magnetic Island Informer
last a lifetime…                                                               Phone: 07 4778 5503 or 0400 608 108
                                                                               Fax: 07 4778 5357
Stay. Play. Discover.
                                                                                              Publisher Tara (Qld) Pty Ltd
                                                                                           Photography MaryAnne Law
                                                                                               Editorial Nicole Taylor
                                                                               Sincere thanks to all the advertisers who make the free
                                                                               distribution of this brochure possible. Also, we thank
                                                                               talented local photographer MaryAnne Law, whose
                                                                               stunning images feature throughout the brochure and
                                                                               website, and Nicole Taylor whose vibrant writing talents
                                                                               bring to life the beauty and appeal of Magnetic Island.
                                                                               All information contained in this publication is subject to copyright
                                                                               and may not be reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form or by
                                                                               any means without prior consent from the publishers. Whilst every
                                                                               endeavour has been made to ensure complete accuracy, the publisher
                                                                               cannot be held responsible for any errors, changes or omissions.

Accommodation         Restaurants             Attractions & Activities   Weddings                           Services
p16                   p29                     p32                        p37                                p42

    A natural paradise for
    Beaches and Bays
    Where the rocky headlands meet the sea,
    many secluded beaches have formed. Some
    so private, they can only be reached on foot
    or by boat. These hidden treasures include:
    the charming Rocky Bay, a very private oasis
    resting between rugged headlands; Radical
    Bay, the Island’s pride and a yachties paradise;
    sparkling Balding Bay, a holiday maker’s
    haven; Arthur and Florence Bay, abounding
    in colourful reef life; and the striking, remote
    Five Beach Bay perfect for the boating and
    snorkelling enthusiast. Not to be forgotten is
    the outstanding West Point; this hidden gem
    is accessible via dirt road and is a popular spot
    for fishing and sipping wine while taking in a
    superb sunset over the water.

    Disappear for the day in a hidden paradise
    and be enchanted by the gentle beauty of
    Mother Nature’s miracles. Take pleasure in
    the soothing song of the ocean as you laze
    on the warm golden sand and cool off in the
    clear blue water. Better yet escape, relax and
    discover on the deck of a yacht with one of the
    quality charters available from the Island.

    For a more social experience, Magnetic Island’s
    four residential bays each feature stunning
    beaches that are all easily accessible and
    suitable for the whole family. Picnic Bay Beach
    is the quieter option, with its rustic charm
    and a jetty perfect for the keen fisherman.
    Nelly Bay Beach is ideal for a casual afternoon
    stroll and provides a glorious backdrop for

you to enjoy ...
the new Magnetic Harbour. Arcadia’s           dominated by corals which are adapted       off Cape Bowling Green. Cited as the
beach, Alma Bay is a favourite family         to the turbid water conditions found        best wreck dive site in Australia and one
swimming spot and perfect for a day           close to the coast. Many of these reefs     of the top five in the world, the site is 90
out with its lush green parkland, picnic      also have a substantial cover of the dark   metres long and lies in approximately 30
tables and playground. Horseshoe Bay          seaweed Sargassum.                          metres of water. Visit an important part
Beach is famous for its array of activities                                               of Australia’s history while enjoying the
                                              The optimum areas of coral growth are
and must-see sunsets. Each of the main                                                    incredible range of coral and marine life
                                              found in the reef slopes where diverse
beaches is in close proximity to a great                                                  that inhabit the wreck.
                                              and fascinating ecosystems thrive.
range of restaurants and pubs to ensure
                                              More than 150 species of fish inhabit the
refreshments are never too far away.
                                              reefs around Magnetic Island, awarding
Alternatively, pack a picnic or sizzle                                                    Famous for its fishing, North Queensland
                                              snorkellers the opportunity for an
some sausages on the inbuilt barbeques                                                    really is an angler’s paradise. Magnetic
                                              intimate and exclusive reef encounter.
to replenish those energy levels.                                                         Island only adds to this sterling
Magnetic Island’s beaches are truly           Scuba Diving and Snorkelling                reputation. There are various spots
world class, distinguished by their           As a part of the World Heritage listed      ideal for throwing in a line, including
outstanding natural beauty and laid                                                       West Point, Middle Reef, Orchard Rocks,
                                              Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic
back atmosphere. Whether you opt for                                                      Nobby Headland, the Picnic Bay Jetty,
                                              Island has an impressive variety of dive
the spirited bustle of the main beaches                                                   Horseshoe Bay Beach and many more.
                                              sites and snorkelling opportunities to
or the romance of the hidden retreats,        suit any style. The fringing coral reefs    The friendly locals will provide handy
prepare to be captivated.                     and profuse marine life are easy and        hints when you purchase your fishing
                                              comfortable to explore in the warm          tackle and bait, or hire a boat from the
Marine Life                                   and moderately shallow waters. The          various outlets on offer. To make a day
Off the shores of Cockle, Picnic, Nelly,      beaches provide a simple entry point        of it, charter fishing trips are available
Geoffrey, Arthur and Florence Bays            for a relaxed offshore snorkel or dive.     with a professional guide to provide
fringing reefs of hard and soft corals                                                    valuable local insight and ensure
                                              Boat diving is just as straightforward
support numerous small fish and                                                           pleasing results. The inshore waters,
                                              with the various secluded bays
invertebrates. The waters surrounding                                                     beaches and rocky points are home
                                              providing ample anchorage points.
Magnetic Island also nourish extensive                                                    to such species as mackerel, flathead,
                                              For the more serious diver, the Island’s
Sea grass meadows, essential as fish                                                      whiting and bream as well as a wealth
                                              waters boast an extensive array of
nurseries and providing habitat for the                                                   of other species ideal for the sportsman
                                              shipwrecks, begging to be explored.
sea turtles and dugongs. During the                                                       or the hungry hunter. Be sure to keep
summer months, sea turtles nest on            A must see experience for the skilled and   up to date with the Marine National
the Island’s beaches. Magnetic Island         student diver while on Magnetic Island      Park green zones, applicable to some of
is classified as an Inshore Fringing Reef,    is a trip to the famous “Yongala” wreck     the bays around the Island.

                                                                       ... and fully
                                                    There is also a selection of walking tracks   Interpretive Signs
     Wildlife and Walks                             leading to Arthur, Florence, Radical and      As you explore Magnetic Island, you’ll
     There is every opportunity to evoke            Balding Bays, that pass through steep         come across a number of information
     your inner explorer while holidaying on
                                                    gullies of closed forest, and lead to         signs, take some time out to read them
     Magnetic Island. Discover the extensive
                                                    open Eucalypt ridges with spectacular         and you will be pleasantly surprised
     25km network of walking trails which
                                                    views and exceptional swimming and            with what you might discover. Each one
     offer rare encounters and expansive
                                                    snorkelling opportunities.                    is designed to tell you about certain
     views, and with such a variety of walks
                                                                                                  relevant aspects of the Island’s ecology
     to choose from, there is a track to suit       Two thirds of Magnetic Island is
                                                                                                  and landscape, flora and fauna, cultural
     all fitness levels. One of the Islands most    protected National Park so visitors are
                                                                                                  heritage, maritime wrecks and walking
     popular walking trails is the Forts Walk.      granted the rare chance to see nature
                                                                                                  tracks. Keep an eye out for these signs to
     The 2km track leads to a defence base          in all of its unspoiled splendour. Breath
                                                                                                  ensure you get the most of your island
     that was built to protect Townsville           in the crisp, clean air and marvel at the
                                                                                                  getaway and learn more about the
     during World War II. This historical site is   thriving native vegetation.
                                                                                                  natural wonders and fascinating history
     comprised of 2 gun emplacements, an
                                                    Millions of trees inhabit the Island’s        of World Heritage Magnetic Island.
     observation tower and a command post
     that boasts panoramic views over the           landscape, including strands of sweet
     Island and Coral Sea.                          smelling eucalypts that are home to           Heritage
                                                    northern Australia’s largest colony of        The outstanding beauty of Magnetic
     The Hawkings Point trail in Picnic Bay         wild Koalas.                                  Island makes it an obvious destination
     winds to the top of a large boulder,                                                         for both tourists and residents. The first
     showcasing views over the Island               Relish the experience of encountering
                                                                                                  man to recognise this potential was
     to Nelly and Geoffrey Bays and back            these beautiful creatures in their natural
                                                                                                  Harry Butler and his family who came
     towards Townsville. Between Nelly Bay          environment. Many other remarkable
                                                                                                  to Picnic Bay as European settlers in
     and Arcadia a track passes through a           species of wildlife also inhabit Magnetic
                                                                                                  1876. The Butlers built the first ever
     rainforest pocket, and climbs gradually        Island, including the graceful Rock
                                                                                                  guest house on the Island, a modest
     to a high ridge through open forest with       Wallaby, the mischievous possum and
                                                                                                  thatched cottage that is a far cry from
     outstanding views over Horseshoe Bay.          over 100 species of bird-life. Be swept
                                                                                                  the luxurious accommodations on offer
                                                    away by the charming calls of the vibrant
     Take the West Point track that links                                                         today. Twenty years later, Robert Hayles
                                                    Rainbow Lorikeets, minute Sunbirds and
     the bays on the Western side of the                                                          built the first ever licensed Hotel and
                                                    distinctive Curlews.
     Island and you’ll pass a tidal wetland,                                                      dance hall and started the first regular
     mangroves, paperbark swamps and                Embrace the unique opportunity to             ferry service from Townsville. The Hayles
     savannah grasslands. Alternatively, an         connect with nature in its purest form        family proceeded to run two hotels and
     easy stroll around Horseshoe Bay lagoon        while reaping the benefits of gentle          the ferry service for nearly 90 years. In
     reveals an exciting array of water birds.      exercise and fresh sea breezes.               1909 farming land became available


at Horseshoe Bay. Large areas of pineapples and fruit trees
were planted resulting in Horseshoe Bay becoming the
centre of a successful pineapple industry.

By 1928 there were life saving clubs at Picnic Bay and Arcadia
and groups of young people began building huts on land
they leased or purchased. Simultaneously families from the
mainland began to purchase their own houses for weekend
and longer holidays. In those days, Magnetic Island was
predominately a holiday destination with guesthouses
popping up at Cockle, Nelly, Alma and Florence Bays and
later at Horseshoe Bay and West Point.

With a history as colourful as the landscape itself it is no
wonder thousands of people now call Magnetic Island home.
To find out more visit the History and Craft Centre in the old
Picnic Bay School, open daily from 10am to 2.30pm, where
you can also view a wonderful collection of old photographs
and artefacts.

Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is undisputed as one of the world’s
most important and beautiful natural assets. It is the largest
natural feature on earth stretching more than 2,300km
along the northeast coast of Australia from the northern tip
of Queensland to just north of Bundaberg.

Best of all, this natural wonder is easily accessible from
Magnetic Island. Several cruise companies do regular trips to
various areas of the Great Barrier Reef with a hassle-free pick
up and drop off service that will ensure a quality experience
for all visitors. Don’t miss your opportunity to bear witness to
the rich tapestry of brilliantly coloured coral, fish and other
marine life inhabiting this majestic underwater landscape.
Experience the breathtaking crystal clear waters while scuba
diving or snorkelling over the reef and prepare yourself
for the overwhelming beauty of the world’s largest living
organism. Manta rays, octopus, crabs, shellfish, starfish,
butterfly, angel and parrot fish, the list is almost as long as
the reef itself.

If that isn’t enough, there are a plethora of pristine waterways
that surround the famous reef not to be missed. One day may
not be enough, but however long or short the experience, you
will be enchanted by this natural phenomenon.

     An easy escape with so
                Island Community
                Captain Cook first discovered this beautiful piece of paradise
                in 1770. He believed the Island possessed a magnetic force
                that caused interference with his compass. Though Captain
                Cook was later found to be wrong, the name Magnetic Island
                remains and its mystical appeal still resonates with travellers
                and residents alike.

                So great is the allure of Magnetic Island, close to 3000 people
                have chosen to fully immerse themselves in the unique tropical
                lifestyle. Because of this significant residential presence there
                are an impressive variety of shops available in all four residential
                bays to make your tropical getaway as luxurious and stress free
                as possible. These range from boutiques, hair salons, coffee
                and craft shops, video stores and galleries, right through to
                supermarkets, a chemist, newsagent, bakery, hardware stores,
                real estate agents and so much more.

                Encounter the beauty of original and local artwork, jewellery
                and fashion, and embrace the opportunity to take home
                mementos of your island getaway while meeting some
                friendly locals.

                Island Events
                The lively local community on Magnetic Island enables a great
                range of regular events to take place giving visitors the chance
                to soak up the Island’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
                Celebrations and events occur all year round adding to the
                Island’s irresistible charm.

                Great Tropical Jazz Party – October
                This exciting event takes place over three action packed days
                and nights in October, and features an impressive assortment
                of leading international, national and local jazz musicians.
                Sit back and enjoy the eclectic mix of Mainstream and
                Contemporary jazz in an intimate resort setting.

                Jazz at the Lagoon – May
                Spend a warm tropical Sunday afternoon with a chilled bottle
                of wine, quality food and great company. Listen to some cool
                jazz and watch the kingfishers play at the idyllic water lily filled
                lagoon in Horseshoe Bay. This is considered one of the most
                enjoyable events on Magnetic Island’s jam-packed calendar.

                Full Moon Party
                Visitors and locals alike get the chance to really let their hair
                down at the monthly full moon party held in Nelly Bay. Dance
                the night away under the twinkling stars with the beachfront
                as your dance floor. Enjoy an ice-cold beverage and feel the
                sand between your toes. Featuring the talents of local and
                international DJ’s this is an island experience not to be missed.

  much to entice ...
Whale Watching – Aug to Oct                   Magnetic Island Race Week                      Sunferries offer a fast and convenient
The quality of whale watching in              Australia’s richest Sailing Regatta            passenger service to the Island in
Australia is recognised as being              is to be held annually off Magnetic            air-conditioned comfort with their
amongst the best in the world due to          Island and is set to attract some of the       high-speed catamarans taking only
the large numbers of humpback whales          country’s leading mariners and yachts          20 minutes. The drive on, drive off
visiting the east coast, and Magnetic         to the magnificent sailing waters of           convenience of the M.V Riverside
Island is blessed with front row seats to     Cleveland Bay. This event offers world         Arcadia Car and Passenger Ferry is also
this inspiring phenomenon.                    class Bluewater racing, and spectators         available providing no fuss, efficient
                                              are invited to take part.                      service with facilities to accommodate
Imagine watching the fifth largest
                                                                                             most vehicles including campers and
family of whales in the world playing
in the warm, calm waters surrounding
                                              How to Get Here                                trailers. Water taxis are also available for
                                              Your dream tropical island escape              a more personalised, flexible service.
Magnetic Island. Humpback whales
                                              is closer than you think. Located a
migrate between their Antarctic feeding
grounds and the Great Barrier Reef,
                                              mere 8km off Townsville, getting to            Climate
                                              Magnetic Island is both effortless and         There are not many places in the world
where they mate and breed in the warm
                                              convenient. Townsville is the capital of       that can almost guarantee you sunshine
waters. Humpback whales are playful,
                                              North Queensland and is situated only          for your long awaited holiday. However,
very powerful, yet often the most gentle
                                              349kms south of Cairns and 270kms              with an average of 320 days of sunshine
creatures of the ocean.
                                              North of the Whitsundays.                      a year, Magnetic Island is as close as
Markets                                       Direct flights to Townsville are available     they come. The pleasantly warm, sunny
There are two sets of markets that take       from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and           days make it easy for holiday makers to
place on Magnetic Island. On Friday           Cairns. Also on offer are daily low fare       get the most of their island escape. The
nights the Arcadian RSL hosts the             services ex Brisbane with connections          weather is ideal for kicking back and
fabulous night markets where you can          available from Melbourne, Sydney,              enjoying ice cold refreshments under a
enjoy a delicious meal, purchase locally      Darwin, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide.          swaying coconut palm, or lunging head
grown produce, and browse stalls of           Additionally, smaller regional airlines        on into any of the adventurous outdoor
local original art, jewellery and clothing.   provide a variety of services from many        activities on offer.
                                              Queensland centres. Bus and rail services
The Horseshoe Bay markets are held                                                           The Island’s yearly average maximum
                                              into Townsville are also available for those
under the trees on the bay’s beautiful                                                       temperature is an agreeable 28.7°C and
                                              who enjoy taking the scenic route.
beachfront – last Sunday of the month.                                                       the minimum, a comfortable 19.5°C.
Always a popular event, these delightful      Once you have arrived in Townsville            With only slight maximum temperature
markets showcase the arts, crafts and         getting to Magnetic Island is easy.            variations throughout the year, and
small businesses of the Island. Enjoy         Reach your destination via high-speed          glorious sea breezes, it really is beach
local live music while you browse.            catamaran, car ferry or water taxi.            weather all year round.

     Magnetic Island Maps
                                                                                    White Rock                               The Point
                                                                     Lovers Bay

                                                                 Maud Bay
                                           Bay                   Norris Bay                                                                     Balding Bay
                                                    Wilson Joyce                                                                                                  Orchard
           Rollingstone                              Bay    Bay                                  Horseshoe Bay                                      Radical        Rocks
                Bay                                                                                                                                 Bay

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               Point                                                                                       Horseshoe
                                                                                                              Bay                                            Florence Bay

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                                                                                                         Arcadia                     Alma Bay

                                                                                                                                         Bremner Point
                                                                              Nelly Bay                                Geoffrey
                                                                                                        Bright Point

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                                                                                        Rocky Bay
                                                                 Nobby Head
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                            Bundaberg                                  Key Distances to Townsville
                                                                       FROM                 DISTANCE                          FROM                          DISTANCE
                                                                       Cairns               349km                             Brisbane                      1384km
                                                                       Mackay               391km                             Rockhampton                   735km
                                                                       Proserpine           264km                             Mt Isa                        886km

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      No matter where you choose to stay,
      Magnetic Island offers you white sandy beaches
      within strolling distance of any location.
      The diversity of accommodation options is sure to cater for any
      taste or budget. For a holiday with every luxury and indulgence
      the heart desires, opt for the extravagant resorts, hotels and
      waterfront villas on offer.

      There are also a great range of quality self-contained holiday
      homes, guesthouses, units, townhouses, and apartments for
      long or short term rental.

      If a rustic adventure is more your style take advantage of the
      quality Backpacker resorts and camping facilities nestling
      among the eucalypts, or right on the beachfront.

      Wherever you choose to stay, Magnetic Island welcomes you
      and invites you to feel right at home.

      Accommodation Tariff Symbols:*
      Ã $0 –$100              n $101-$200               l $201-$300               u $300 upwards
      * Cost symbols are an indication only based on one night, for 2 adults, at weekend rack rates.

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PURE MAGNETIC                                                                          ●    L7

                                                                                                     re so r t s
                The Esplanade, Nelly Bay                           Ph (07) 4778 5955
                Pure Magnetic is an exclusive group of ten only, two bedroom, two bathroom
                luxury self contained beachfront villas. These Balinese style beach house villas
                boast the luxury amenities you would expect to find in a five star property.
                Located on the Nelly Bay Esplanade overlooking a beautiful palm fringed
                beach, Pure Magnetic is happily out of step with the outside world.
                Arrive and adjust to island time. We’ll be surprised if you ever want to leave.
                Each villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with spa bath and each
                bedroom has individually remote controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans.
                The master bedroom has a Balinese queen size bed, the other matching king
                singles or full size king bed depending on your preference.
                A fully optioned gourmet kitchen is complemented by a private courtyard with
                outdoor dining and personal bbq area.
                The living area with bifold doors opening onto a private balcony boasts your
                plasma television with both local and satellite channels. Both bedrooms also
                have their own flat screen television. A solid teak dining table provides seating
                for six, as does the Asian inspired l-shaped lounge. Throughout the villa banks
                of rosewood louvers allow natural filtered light and tropical breezes to enter
                every room.
                Designed for maximum holiday relaxation and enjoyment Pure Magnetic has
                a resort style swimming pool with waterfall, surrounded by natural sandstone
                paving and timber decks. The pool is maintained at a beautiful swimming
                temperature of 28 degrees all year.
                Long lounges, umbrellas and shady palm trees ensure your time around the
                pool will always be perfect.
                A shared Balinese pavilion provides the perfect space for relaxing with friends
                and family.
                Pure Magnetic’s gardens complete this unique island paradise. Hosting over
                two thousand tropical trees and plants, the gardens are lush, colourful, fragrant
                and a haven for local birds and butterflies.

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                MAGNETIC ISLAND INTERNATIONAL RESORT                                                                                              ■    E7
   re so r ts

                 Mandalay Avenue, Nelly Bay
                 Phone (07) 4778 5200 Fax (07) 4778 5806
                 Magnetic Island International Resort strikes a perfect balance between the
                 seclusion of an island paradise and modern comfort.
                 Set amongst lush sub-tropical landscaping and manicured lawns the Resort
                 adds a touch of luxury to its idyllic setting.
                 Those with a taste for the good life will appreciate Magnetic Island
                 International Resort’s restaurant and its chef’s creations. Enjoy a moonlit
                 dinner of fresh seafood and tropical fruits on the terrace, while gazing over
                 the pool and surrounding gardens.
                 Facilities include:
                 • Wedding & Reception Venue                   • Swimming Pool
                 • MacArthur’s Restaurant                      • Games Room
                 • Function Room & Convention Centre • Cocktail Bar
                 • Tennis Courts                               • Wireless Hotspot & Internet Cafe
                 Accommodation comprises modern hotel style studio, or one bedroom
                 family, air-conditioned units. Open breezy living areas and spacious
                 verandahs capture the essence of island living. We also have executive style
                 units if you wish to upgrade. All units feature the following as standard:
                 • Air-conditioning                            • Refrigerator
                 • Clock/Radio                                 • ISD/STD Telephones
                 • Colour TV                                   • Ceiling Fans
                 • Kitchenette                                 • Hair Dryer
                 • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities                • Iron/Ironing Board
                 The wonderful setting and professional facilities at the Magnetic Island
                 International Resort make it the ideal location for weddings, conferences
                 and events. Also host to the ever popular October Jazz Festival, the resort is
                 the ideal destination for all travellers, delegates, couples, families and
                 music lovers alike.

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MANTRA ONE BRIGHT POINT                                                                                                                     ■●◆         K10

                                                                                                                                                                  re so r t s
Holiday and Conference bookings:                                               148 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay
Phone 1800 809 533                                                             Sales enquiries: Phone 1300 667 826
New DECEMBER 2006 – Mantra One Bright Point Resort                             LIVE AND PLAY
The New - Mantra One Bright Point resort offers the ultimate in oceanfront     4 Metres from the Ocean
resort accommodation and conferencing.                                         Not surprisingly, a number of leading developers have recently been attracted
Offering fully self contained, luxury apartments with uninterrupted views      to Magnetic Island. Chief among them is Meridien with its stunning new
of the Coral Sea and with facilities such as 4 luxurious swimming pools,       resort development – One Bright Point – set literally 4 metres from the ocean.
barbeque facilities, equipped gyms and boardroom, One Bright Point is the      This private retreat is nestled amongst pristine, natural island beauty located
ideal island getaway & corporate entertaining venue.                           right beside the Island’s spectacular new harbour and shopping precinct and
At Mantra One Bright Point, its all about choice. We provide you with a menu   within walking distance to over 23 beaches & bays, bush walking trails, cafes,
of premier service and facilities and you decide how to enhance your stay.     local galleries, a golf course, attractions and tours.
Facilities                                    Conference Facilities            One Bright Point is now selling beach house style 1,2 & 3 bedroom
• Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments          • Boardroom seating capacity     apartments and is the only luxury residential development where you can
• Fully air-conditioned                         for 20 people                  practically dive straight from your balcony into open water for a spot of
                                              • Catering service               scuba diving or a relaxing paddle.
• 4 Pools, Spa & Gyms
                                              • Audio visual equipment         The well thought out, tropical design and quality of finishes in these
• Ocean & Garden views
                                                provided                       apartments are second to none. The architects know the North Queensland
• Onsite Management                                                            climate & culture and designed accordingly with features such as breezeways,
• 100m to Magnetic Harbour                                                     “beach rooms”, quality tiles, stone benchtops, European appliances and
  and shopping precinct                                                        spacious balconies just a fisherman’s cast from the ocean’s edge.
• Fully self-contained                                                          Whether you buy to live, to rent, or a little of both, an investment in
• Undercover parking                                                           One Bright Point is sure to be rewarding in more ways than one.
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                                  SAILS ON HORSESHOE                                               ■     C9           BRIGHT POINT DELUXE                                              ◆     K10

                                  13 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay                    Ph (07) 4778 5117
                                  Sails on Horseshoe provides luxury, 4½ star, beachfront accommodation
                                  designed with guest comfort in mind. The spacious one and two bedroom
                                  apartments are fully air-conditioned and self-contained.
                                  Pool, spa and barbeque are provided for guests enjoyment. On-site
                                  management ensures that guests’ needs are promptly addressed.
   re sor ts / self- co ntained

                                  Sails on Horseshoe has within easy reach, all that is desirable for the             1 Bright Point, Nelly Bay                       Ph (07) 4778 5932
                                  discerning traveler - 20m from the beach and 100m to shops, restaurants,            Your free upgrade
                                  tavern and a variety of water sports.                                               Mantra 1 Bright Point is a new, prestigious complex on Magnetic Island, Qld.
                                  Features: 2Br Villa or Townhouse, up to 6 adults • 1Br Studio, up to 4 adults       “Bright Point Deluxe” is a name restricted to just two selected luxury units,
                                  • All apartments are fully self-contained • TV, DVD and Free Cable TV               either a 2 or 3 bedroom option, and the only ones which • Have deep-water
                                  • Ensuite and or Spa Bath • Balconies overlooking bay • Undercover parking          frontage to the Coral Sea and breathtaking views from their large balconies
                                  E:                         • Have interiors designed by Yvonne Van Velzen • Are furnished and decorated
                                                                                                                      to suit the most discerning tastes • Have been fitted with high-quality
                                                                                                                      kitchen appliances • Fitted with surround sound & DVD to large-screen TV
                                                                                                                      with free-to-air and satellite • Have king-size beds with fine linen • Offer
                                                                                                                      complimentary use of a car for the duration of stay • Will provide a free limo
                                                                                                                      for the airport to ferry trip. We look forward to welcoming you.
                                                                                                                      AND YET, COST NO MORE THAN ‘STANDARD’ BRIGHT POINT UNITS!

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                                  SHAWS ON THE SHORE                                                                                                                                    ■     C10
                                                                                  7 Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay
                                                                                  Phone (07) 4758 1900 Fax (07) 4758 1911
                                                                                  Situated on the beach, “Shaws on the Shore” are fully self
                                                                                  contained with a choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, at competitive rates,
                                                                                  making them perfect for affordable family holidays and a steal for
                                                                                  groups to share.
                                                                                  All apartments have a master bedroom featuring queen size bed, a
                                                                                  twin room with extra trundle bed, plus a sofa-bed in the living area.
                                                                                  Three bedroom apartments feature two queen size bedrooms (one
                                                                                  with en-suite), a twin room with a third trundle bed, a double sofa
                                                                                  bed in the lounge and a second bathroom.
                                                                                  Features: Private balconies with ocean and/or mountain views
                                                                                  • Air conditioning and fans in every room • Fully equipped kitchen
                                                                                  with microwave • Linen and towels provided • Satellite TV, washing
                                                                                  machine and dryer • Wireless Internet • Direct dial telephone.

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                                  COMPASS HOLIDAY                                                                                                                                ■●◆          J10

                                                                                                                          Ph (07) 4778 5588
                                                                                    Holiday accommodation bookings are made easy with our friendly and efficient service. We have a range
                                                                                    of wonderful self-contained luxury apartments and homes to make your holiday experience a special and
                                                                                    memorable one. All close to beaches, shops and restaurants, you can enjoy the best that the Island has to
                                                                                    offer and relax in your home away from home. Call us now for all your holiday accommodation needs,
                                                                                    plus we can organise car, bike and scooter hire for you to explore this island paradise.

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LOTUS HOUSE                                                                                                                                               ◆    C8
                                                                                        Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay                  Ph (07) 4778 5955
                                                                                        The most exclusive and luxurious property on Magnetic Island is
                                                                                        located on the beach at Horseshoe Bay.
                                                                                        With an unrivalled absolute beachfront location this new Balinese
                                                                                        inspired, architect designed residence stands surrounded by the
                                                                                        unspoiled sand dunes of Horseshoe Bay. Unparalleled 360 degree views
                                                                                        across Horseshoe Bay and the Coral Sea, extending to the national park
                                                                                        and sanddunes surrounding the property.
                                                                                        Lotus House has extensive luxury accommodation over two levels.
                                                                                        The indoor and outdoor areas seamlessly integrate to provide some
                                                                                        five hundred square metres of five star beachfront living.
                                                                                        A residence of grand proportions, beautifully furnished and
                                                                                        landscaped, Lotus House boasts every feature and luxury you would
                                                                                        expect from an iconic beachfront property. This exclusive and
                                                                                        extremely private retreat welcomes up to four guests in two private
                                                                                        ensuited king-size bedrooms.

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BEST OF MAGNETIC ACCOMMODATION                                                                                                                    ■●◆          J4

56 Yates Street, Nelly Bay                        Ph (07) 4778 5955
Best of Magnetic Island offers a range of unique holiday accommodation, from       Best of Magnetic Island caters for individual holiday makers and also
five star beachfront luxury villas, to self contained apartments and spectacular   specialises in providing a group coordination service for family reunions,
beachfront holiday houses, with views that you will never want to leave.           large and small weddings, conferences and team building activities, special
Whether you are visiting our island paradise as a wedding guest, for your          events and functions.
honeymoon, a romantic retreat, or simply a well deserved holiday and you           Our catering services are varied and the options endless, choose from a
are looking for the best possible service and quality of accommodation,            Master Chef for your own private dinner party, a pre-arrival pantry service,
Best of Magnetic Island offers this all in one place.                              beachside bbqs and cocktail parties, gourmet picnic baskets and bbq
Our accommodation booking service encompasses a full holiday service,              breakfasts at a variety of locations or your own accommodation.
providing island activities booking and coordination, quality car hire,            The spectrum of programmes for groups and individuals is unrivalled.
assistance with transfers, pre arrival pantry and catering options and more.       From a competitive round of golf, a challenging day learning to sail, the
We can plan and organise all aspects of your Magnetic Island holiday in            exhilaration of a jet ski tour, and a variety of other activities, our experienced
detail before you arrive, leaving you to enjoy the beauty of our tropical          coordinators can create a program to suit your needs and budget.
paradise and make the most of your precious holiday time.                          Providing a complete holiday solution for those who deserve the best in life,
With accommodation options from $100 to $1000 a night we are sure to               and want the best that Magnetic Island has to offer.
have a property to suit your needs.                                      

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                      WATERS EDGE                                                      ◆     K8          SOL Y OLAS                                                      ■    H4

                                                                                                        13 McCabe Cres, Arcadia                         Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                                                                                        “Sol Y Olas” is Spanish for “sun and waves” and is very appropriate for this
                                                                                                        new townhouse with water views and the beach just a short stroll away.
                                                                                                        Upstairs are two bedrooms each with an ensuite and access to the deck
                                                                                                        which has an outdoor setting and gas BBQ. Very contemporary in design,
                                                                                                        this quality townhouse is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants,
                                                                                                        transport and the beach. Sleeps up to 6.
   self- co ntained

                      6 Terrace Place, Nelly Bay                      Ph (07) 4778 5077                                                                                      MAP 2
                      Exceptional view, quality accommodation, maximum comfort – this new                CHAMPAGNE APARTMENTS                                            ■    K2
                      unit has it all. The upstairs living area has modern fittings with the latest
                      home viewing and sound systems, state of the art kitchen fittings and 8
                                                                                                                                             38 Marine Pde, Arcadia
                      seater dining. On the top deck, off the lounge area, BBQ facilities provide                                            Ph (07) 4778 5077
                      ideal holiday dining that takes in 300 degree views from the sea to hills of                                           Champagne Apartments offer
                      Magnetic Island. Accommodates up to 6. Modern ensuite has his/her basins                                               luxurious 2 and 3 bedroom beachfront
                      plus a shower and spa with a view.                                                                                     accommodation with every feature to
                                                                                                     make your stay comfortable, enjoyable
                                                                                                                                             and relaxing.
                                                                                                                                             Each apartment is fully air-conditioned
                                                                                            MAP 3                                            and has balcony overlooking
                      MAGNITUDE                                                        ◆     K8                                              swimming pool. Undercover parking.
                                                                                                                                             BBQ. Views of Geoffrey Bay, easy
                                                                                                                                             walk to shops and restaurants. Fully
                                                                                                                                             equipped kitchen incl. dishwasher
                                                                                                                                             & microwave plus laundry. Master
                                                                                                                                             bedroom has queen size bed &
                                                                                                                                             ensuite. Colour TV, video, clock radio.

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                                                                                                         ISLAND MAGIC                                                    ■    E7
                      5 Terrace Place, Nelly Bay Ph (07) 4778 5077
                      This architecturally designed apartment has all the modern conveniences
                      you can imagine. The property boasts views of the water, the mountains
                      and the city. Relax in spacious living areas that are fully air-conditioned.
                      The luxury continues with a private plunge pool off the balcony, plasma TV
                      in lounge and LCD in the master bedroom. The apartment accommodates
                      6 in 3 bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms.

                                                                                                        22 Armand Way, Arcadia                          Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                                                                                        Modern townhouses with 2 airconditioned bedrooms upstairs, lounge
                                                                                                        dining kitchen laundry downstairs, prime location opposite Alma Bay Beach.
                                                                                                        DVD Player. BBQ for each unit. STANDBY RATES AVAILABLE. Accom 5-6.

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                      MAGNETIC HARBOUR LUXURY TOWNHOUSE                                                                                                                  ●     K6

                                                           Cnr Kelly and Warboys Street, Nelly Bay                     Phone 0425 272 824
                                                           3 level, 3 bedroom new luxury townhouse accommodation with modern spa and pool.
                                                           The townhouse, which sleeps 8, has high ceilings, timber floors, 3 luxury marble topped
                                                           bathrooms, with spa in the main, and a generous entertainment deck. Extremely well
                                                           appointed kitchen with granite topped benches and open plan living area. The lockup garage,
                                                           is big enough for a boat and has it’s own toilet and shower. Located in prestigious Nelly Bay
                                                           just 75 metres from the waterfront and boat ramp, plus a short walk to shops and restaurants.

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BOULDERS                                                     ◆     K11         MAGNETIC SANDS ON THE BEACH                                 ●    K7

12A Boulder Court, Nelly Bay                 Ph (07) 4778 5077
Enjoy spectacular water views from all four levels of this unusual home.
Absolute water frontage and quality furnishings make this property your
ideal Island retreat. Laze by the in-ground salt water swimming pool with
its adjoining gazebo or look out at beautiful Cleveland Bay from the deck
opening from lounge. Fully equipped kitchen and ensuite to main bedroom.

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MAGNETIC LUHR ... ON THE LAGOON                              ●     D8
5 Rintoul Crt, Horseshoe Bay                                                  Terrace Place, Nelly Bay
Phone (07) 4778 5030                                                          Mobile 0437 323 023
Peaceful, private island retreat for that
romantic interlude or family getaway.                                         Phone (07) 4758 1827
Uninterupted views of Horseshoe Bay                                           Stunning and unique TRUE beachfront
lagoon and native wildlife. Nestled in                                        position, only meters from the Coral Sea.
busland close to beach, restaurants                                           These fully self-contained & air conditioned
and Marlin Bar. New large 2 bedroom,                                          2BR (4-6 p) or 3BR (6-8 p) Townhouses are
2 bathroom fully appointed house                                              extremely spacious with quality furniture,
that sleeps 6. Relax in air-conditioned                                       fittings & equipment. All have a spa bath, a
comfort or lounge by the garden pool.                                         large private patio with BBQ, great outdoor
E:                                                     furniture and a glorious balcony, whilst most
                                                                              have a LCD/Plasma TV, DVD player etc. A 7m
                                                                              frontage enables panoramic views from all
                                                                              areas (including spa), except 2nd or 3rd BR.
THE BEACH HOUSE, ARTHUR BAY                                                                                                                ◆    MAP                                                          
The Beach House is the solitary, tranquil house in the remarkable setting of Arthur Bay. It has no neighbours, surrounded instead by the beach, ocean,
hoop pines and majestic craggy boulders. It offers holiday guests all the soul and privacy needed for a magical holiday.
Features: four bedrooms, each with ensuite; a modern kitchen with black granite bench tops; superb open-space living-dining area with cathedral style
ceilings; patios for the ocean view and bbq; a large family room with plasma TV/DVD and computer; a second kitchen-living-dining area; and a separate
laundry. Quality bed and bath linen is provided, along with complimentary tea and coffee on arrival.
Email:                                                                         Email:
Phone (07) 4774 8322 or 0400 003 649                                                                                             Phone (07) 4778 5077

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                      MAGNETIC WAVES                                                  ●     K6       MANYANA                                                          ●    M3

                                                                                                                                          3 Opalia Court, Nelly Bay
                                                                                                                                          Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                                                                                                                          New elevated hillside home, polished
                                                                                                                                          timber floors, large deck with BBQ,
                                                                                                                                          two air-conditioned bedrooms plus a
                                                                                                                                          loft sleeping area with glimpses of the
                      Cnr Kelly and Warboys Street, Nelly Bay                                                                             sea. Television, Video, DVD player and
                      Ph (07) 4774 6605 or 0423 575 000                                                                                   sound system, 2 bathrooms, phone,
                      This brand new luxury apartment offers 3 levels of comfort for a truly                                              dishwasher, 2 queensize beds, and
                      memorable holiday experience. Features include: 3 bedroom suites;                                                   2 futons, Inground oasis swimming
                      3 luxury bathrooms; fully self-contained kitchen with stainless steel                                               pool. Accomodates 6-7.
                      appliances; open plan living including digital TV; fantastic entertainment                                
   self- co ntained

                      area with modern pool; double car accommodation; 100m walk to the
                      beach, the new harbour, shopping centre and restaurants.                                                                                            MAP 2
                      E:                 PURPLE FISH                                                      ●    J4

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                      MAGNETIC HAVEN                                                  ■     E5
                                                          Ph (07) 4778 5077                          24 Marine Parade, Arcadia                       Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                                          This 2 bedroom aircon unit is fully self   Lovely elevated timber home with a wide verandah overlooking stunning
                                                          contained with verandah and carport.       Geoffrey Bay. Modern kitchen, polished timber floors, TV, Video, CD Player.
                                                          Only minutes walk from Alma Bay.           Three bedrooms with the bedding arrangements of 2 queensize, a tribunk
                                                          Swimming pool area and separate BBQ        (1 double with single bed above). The house is fully airconditioned.
                                                          area. Accomodates 4.                       Accommodates 7 comfortably.

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                      KAMERUKA                                                        ■     E5       KOOKABURRA LODGE                                                 ●    H8
                                                                                                                                            26 Mandalay Ave Nelly Bay
                                                                                                                                            Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                                                                                                                            A delightful timber Queenslander
                                                                                                                                            home with an in-ground saltwater
                                                                                                                                            pool set amongst tropical gardens.
                                                                                                                                            The quality home has verandahs
                                                                                                                                            extending to all 4 sides. The home
                                                                                                                                            comprises 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
                                                                                                                                            with air-conditioning to three
                                                                                                                                            bedrooms and the living area. With
                      6 Rheuben Terrace, Arcadia                     Ph (07) 4778 5077                                                      stylish furnishings the home has a
                      Modern three bedroom timber home with wide verandah extending from                                                    fully equipped kitchen including
                      the front of the house, Great for entertaining. Fully air-conditioned home                                            dishwasher, large fridge with ice
                      with open plan lounge kitchen dining areas. A very well equipped home                                                 maker & microwave. The comfortable
                      including TV & DVD, CD player, radio, large fridge, microwave, phone and                                              lounge has TV, Austar, DVD player,
                      BBQ. Bathroom includes spa bath with overhead shower.                                                                 Play station and stereo. Accom 8.

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                      ISLAND BREEZE                                                   ■     J2       NAUTILUS BEACH HOUSE                                             ■    H11
                                                                                                     Horseshoe Bay
                                                                                                     Ph 0439 768 148
                                                                                                     Nautilus Beach House is where all
                                                                                                     the action happens on the Island.
                                                                                                     Set in tropical gardens only min’s
                                                                                                     walk to the beach, watersports,
                                                                                                     sailing, walking trails, restaurants,
                                                                                                     shops, Horseriding ranch, Koala
                                                                                                     Park, sports park and skate park.
                                                                                                     Nautilus Beach House has
                      30 McCabe Cres, Arcadia                        Ph (07) 4778 5077               WIDE COVERED VERANDAHS
                      Townhouses - 2 airconditioned bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, open           surrounded by PEACEFUL tropical gardens making this property the perfect
                      plan lounge dining/kitchen area downstairs with an additional toilet.          place for entertaining, enjoying the breezes while RELAXING with a cool
                      Glimpses of the sea from bedroom balcony. Undercover parking. Inground         drink. The house features open plan living, 3 bedrooms sleeps 6+, is air-
                      swimming pool. Gas BBQ for each unit. 40 metre walk to Geoffrey Bay. Easy      conditioned, fully self-contained and all linen is provided. Food and Drink
                      stroll to Alma Bay. Close to shops and restaurants. Accommodates 5-6 guests.   provisioning available upon request. Car Hire and Bikes also on request.

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PICNIC COTTAGE                                                  ■     E5     SEGARA VILLAS                                                       ■     H6

19 Birt Street, Picnic Bay                     Ph (07) 4778 5588
Beautifully presented beach cottage only 450m from the soft sand and
clear waters of Picnic Bay. Picnic Cottage has a modern interior with 3
air-conditioned bedrooms, polished timber floors, ceiling fans throughout,
2 bathrooms, spa bath, large open kitchen and a lovely front deck with BBQ
– perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening and catching the sea
breezes. Sleeps 6.                                                           20 Mango Parkway, Nelly Bay
E:                                                 Mobile 0417 403 586
                                                                             Phone (07) 4778 5151

                                                                                                                                                                 self- co ntained
                                                                     MAP 2   Leave your worries behind and experience
LEMONADE                                                        ●     F6     the beauty of the NEW ‘Segara Villas’.
                                                                             Nestled in lush tropical Balinese style
                                        18 Hayles Ave, Arcadia               gardens this new luxury accommodation
                                        Ph (07) 4778 5077                    offers exquisite fully self contained and air
                                        Put a sparkle in your holiday at     conditioned villas in a beautiful and quiet
                                        “Lemonade”, a newly renovated        location only minutes from the beach.
                                        Island home close to the vibrant     Each Villa sleeps 2-4 and comes complete
                                        Alma Bay. Quality furnishings,       with fully equipped kitchen, private
                                        air-conditioned to both bedrooms,    garden bathroom, colourful linen and bath
                                        fully equipped kitchen including     towels, and all the modern accessories
                                        dishwasher and a BBQ on rear         you would expect. Refresh in the 4 lane
                                        deck overlooking a large garden.     lap pool or arrange for a relaxing massage
                                        The bathroom has a spa bath and      in the privacy of your own luxury villa.
                                        separate shower. 2 Queensize beds,   Segara Villas are also available for special
                                        2 single beds. Accommodates 6.       occasions, wedding nights & anniversaries.
                                        The ambient, open plan lounge        This stunning property is also for sale,
                                        is equipped with DVD player, CD      please call for more information.
                                        player and large television.

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MAGNETIC SANDS HOLIDAY HOUSE                                    ■     F5     APJOHN HOUSE                                                        ●     F10

3 Gustav Court, Nelly Bay                 Phone (07) 4778 5030
Secluded, executive style, fully equipped residence close to shops,
restaurants, medical centre and ferry terminal. This modern holiday home
features tropical oasis pool and spa • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (sleeps 6)
• cool cathedral ceilings and polished floors • large screened verandah
overlooking pool • wheel chair access • car accommodation.

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PAGET                                                           ●     H8

                                                                             21 Apjohn St Horseshoe Bay                      Phone 0419 771 867
                                                                             This is what tropical living is all about.
                                                                             Apjohn house is a brand new home situated in a closed street, directly
                                                                             across from parkland and very close to the Koala Park, Blueys Horse Riding
                                                                             Ranch, restaurants, and Foodworks store. Plus only 600m from beautiful
                                                                             Horseshoe Bay beach where you can enjoy a huge array of water sports.
                                                                             Apjohn House is a pleasant, private holiday home with all the modern
                                                                             comforts. It features timber floors throughout, luxury gourmet kitchen,
69 Picnic St, Picnic Bay                        Ph (07) 4778 5077            air-conditioning, full laundry facilities, digital TV and a spacious living area
Ultimate modern open plan beach house. Dine on the deck in tropical          which opens onto the huge deck and pool.
surroundings only metres from the sea. Private setting close to the beach.   The accommodation sleeps up to 6 and comprises a main bedroom with
Fully equipped kitchen with diswasher. Separate single bedroom cabana.       ensuite and queen bed, a second bedroom with a queen bed and a third
Modern television and DVD. Lounge in the pool in a tropical setting.         bedroom with two single beds. All rooms open out onto the entertainment
1Queen, 2 singles, Double in Cabana. Accommodates 6.                         deck and sparkling inground pool.                                               E:

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                                 ALMA DEN BEACH RESORT                                            ✚     D8         CALYPSO                                                         ■     G5

                                                                                                                  8 Appian Way, Arcadia                           Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                                                                                                  This delightful timber home offers seclusion as well as easy access to the
                                                                                                                  beach. The fully equipped kitchen includes microwave and dishwasher and
                                                                                                                  has a servery to the deck overlooking the outdoor spa. Both bedrooms are
                                                                                                                  air-conditioned and the lounge has TV, DVD & sound system. Queen size
                                                                                                                  bed, 2 singles and a sofa bed.
   self-contained / guesthouse

                                 11 Olympus Cres, Arcadia                  Phone (07) 4778 5163
                                 Alma Den Beach Resort is nestled in a tropical valley over looking beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                        MAP 2
                                 Alma Bay. We offer direct access onto the beach with no roads to cross.           BECKY’S ON THE BEACH                                            ■     H6
                                 All rooms are air-conditioned and self contained with most units having
                                 kitchenettes. Relax under the sail deck or enjoy a game of ½ court tennis.                                                    Ph (07) 4788 6769
                                 There’s a games room to keep the children amused. Fire up the B-B-Q in a                                                      Arcadia Beachfront.
                                 relaxed communal area; or just simply laze around the salt water pool.                                                        Self-contained house with A/C
                                 Alma Den also offers a free ferry courtesy bus from selected ferries.                                                         bedrooms. Walking distance
                                                                                                                                                               to shops, restaurants, park,
                                 Standard rooms from $70/night.                                                                                                and popular swimming beach.
                                 Family & dual key units start at $120/night.                                                                                  Sleeps up to 7 people.

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                                 SEASHELLS                                                        ■     J6         SUNBIRD GARDENS                                                 ■     J1

                                 1/70 Sooning St, Nelly Bay                      Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                 Quality fully air-conditioned two bedroom apartment with shaded                  40 McCabe Cres, Arcadia                         Ph (07) 4778 5077
                                 inground swimming pool. This unit offers excellent facilities including          Comfortable fully air-conditioned, 3 bedroom home with inground pool,
                                 dishwasher, large fridge, microwave, large TV, DVD player and stereo.            just one street back from the beach. 1 Queen size, 4 singles with TV, video
                                 Located close to shops, transport the Nelly Bay beach and medical facilities.    and CD player in the spacious living area. Fully equipped kitchen including
                                 Accom 6-8 (1 queen bed, 1 set bunks, 1 single, 1 trundle and a sofa bed).        dishwasher & microwave, patio with BBQ. Accomodates 6.

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                                 ARCADIA BEACH GUEST HOUSE                                                                                                                          ✚    I4

                                 27 Marine Parade, Arcadia                                                       Arcadia Beach Guest House is located directly opposite Geoffrey Bay, and
                                 Phone (07) 4778 5668 Fax (07) 4778 5816                                         with two open air BBQ areas, you can enjoy quiet evening meals sitting on
                                 The perfect Magnetic Island accommodation is at Arcadia Beach                   the front deck listening to the sea lapping onto the beach. Or relax on the
                                 Guest House, where you will experience a tropical lifestyle.                    back patio amongst the tropical garden, surrounded by the many sounds of
                                 Arcadia Beach Guest House is your ideal magnetic island accommodation,          our unique night life. With a bus stop at the door you are one stop away from
                                 offering a casual relaxed atmosphere, with a variety of room choices which      the Islands restaurants, convenience stores, ferry terminal (courtesy transfer
                                 include, a Lovers Bay Suite, for romantic hideaways, a studio, self-contained   available), and pristine beaches. Simply a great place to stay.
                                 family room, double and single rooms, as well as tropical garden safari tents   Email: info@
                                 offering affordable, quiet and relaxing accommodation.                

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KOOYONG HOLIDAY UNITS                                                                                                                                    ✚     E6
                                                                 11-15 Hayles Ave, Arcadia
                                                                 Phone (07) 4778 5570 – About Town RE
                                                                 Kooyong Holiday Units offer quality family accommodation in a
                                                                 peaceful tropical garden in lovely Arcadia. Only a 2 minute stroll
                                                                 to beautiful Alma Bay, a sunny safe swimming beach ideal for
                                                                 children and all age groups.
                                                                 Kooyong has 4x2 bedroom units sleeping up to 5, and 3x1
                                                                 bedroom units sleeping up to 3. Each self contained unit offers:
                                                                 • A fully equipped kitchen and colour television
                                                                 • Open plan lounge/dining area with ceiling fans
                                                                 • Air conditioned main bedroom
                                                                 • Full use of the BBQ and Gazebo
                                                                 • A beautifully shaded and safe swimming pool
                                                                 • Full laundry facilities
                                                                 Kooyong is very affordable,comfortable and safe. Credit card
                                                                 facilities and a free pick up service is available during office hours.
                                                                 Your enquiries are always welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                        self-contained / backpackers
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MAGNUMS ON MAGNETIC                                                                                                                                      ✚     G7

                                                                   7 Marine Parade, Arcadia                                                Ph (07) 4778 5177
                                                                   Magnums on Magnetic is located nestled between two of Magnetic Islands most popular
                                                                   beaches and all rooms have an ocean view. We truly are a backpacker resort with 2 resort
                                                                   pools, jacuzzi, beach volleyball, and the world famous “Toad Racing” every Wednesday.
                                                                   Adjoining the property is the popular Island Tavern, featuring three bars and a modern
                                                                   gaming lounge featuring the latest machines and linked jackpot. The island bistro also caters
                                                                   for all styles from a quick burger to a reef and beef.   

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BASE BACKPACKERS                                                                                                                                         ✚     N6

1 Nelly Bay Rd, Nelly Bay                                                                                    Ph 1800 777 353 or (07) 4778 5777
Whether you want somewhere to simply disappear and enjoy your                       We have all the facilities you need – an internet cafe, a great bar & cafe
own little part of paradise, or you are up for enjoying the awe-inspiring           which offers Breakfast & Dinner, pool, beach access, snorkel hire, hammocks,
atmosphere of Australia’s premier Full Moon Party’s, base has it all!               laundry, bbq area, bike hire, scooter hire, an onsite dive school, public
Base backpackers is situated ON THE BEACH of Magnetic Island and is only            phones, guest kitchen and much more.
20 minutes by ferry from Townsville.                                                The Rooms:
Our staff are helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on what to             We have double enusite rooms located on the waters edge                $110 prpn
do on and around Magnetic island. We make it easy to meet other cool                Double Rooms with shared facilities on the waters edge                  $95 prpn
travellers, with small dorm sizes, a selection of chill out areas, and a variety    We also small doubles for the small budget for just                     $27 pppn
of activities on offer.                                                             6 bed Exclusive girls only sanctuary (incl towel and an Aveda pack) $30 pppn
The Island Bar is Magnetic Island’s No 1 bar, with great interactive                Campsites                                                               $12 pppn
entertainment and drink specials every night.                             


                                              Magnetic Island Informer | Visitors Guide WEBSITE
                                              Immerse yourself in the quality range of accommodation available for your holiday to Magnetic Island.
                                              No matter where you choose to stay, Magnetic Island offers you white sandy beaches within strolling
                                              distance of any location. The diversity of accommodation options is sure to cater for any taste or budget.
                                              For a holiday with every luxury and indulgence the heart desires, opt for the extravagant resorts, hotels
                                              and waterfront villas on offer. There are also a great range of guesthouses plus quality self-contained
                                              holiday homes, units, townhouses, and apartments for long or short term rental.
                                              If a rustic adventure is more your style take advantage of the quality Backpacker resorts and camping
                                              facilities nestling among the eucalypts, or right on the beachfront.
                                              Take the opportunity to browse through additional information on all of the properties featured in the
                                              Magnetic Island Informer | Visitors Guide online at A comprehensive
                                              new Island site providing all the information needed for holiday makers to stay, play and discover.


 There is nothing quite like enjoying dinner on a
 balmy tropical island evening, and nothing more
 appetising than the fresh ocean air.
 Experience the breathtaking splendour of a brilliant sky, as
 the sun sets over a satin ocean, while indulging in a gourmet
 sensation. With an abundance of culinary delights on offer, no
 hunger is too great, or too small on Magnetic Island.

 Beachfront restaurants invite you to be swept away in the
 romance of enjoying a candlelit banquet in the surrounds of
 a tropical moon. Various take away outlets allow a genuine
 island experience of dinner under the stars with ocean waves
 as background music.

 Take advantage of the specialised tropical menus, fresh local
 seafood and elegant surroundings. An encounter that can
 be enjoyed by individuals, couples and families alike, the
 Magnetic Island gourmet experience is sure to satisfy every
 culinary desire and tantalise every tastebud.

                                  tantalise your tastebuds...

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                      MAN FRIDAY                                                          K7             CALYPSO                                                                 I3

                      37 Warboys Street, Nelly Bay                  Ph (07) 4778 5658
                      A little piece of Mexico on Magnetic Island. Enjoy an authentic Mexican
                      dining experience or fabulous international cuisine. Al fresco dining in
                      luscious tropical setting. Function catering and set menus available with
                      complimentary Coronas, Margaritas and famous Sangria.
   self- co ntained

                      The Island’s best kept secret for steak, barramundi and daily specials.
                      Take away available. BYO alcohol. Open 6 days from 6pm. Closed Tuesday.
                      Short walk from the ferry terminal. Bookings preferred.
                                                                                                        22 McCabe Cres, Arcadia
                                                                                                        Phone (07) 4778 5511 or 0406 779 764
                                                                                                        At last, a taste of the Caribbean has arrived on Magnetic Island. Come and
                                                                                                        enjoy the fine flavours of island food, mild, spicy and hot, in a relaxed,
                                                                                                        friendly and tropical atmosphere. Bring your dancing shoes and let your
                                                                                                        hair down to the sounds of Salsa, Reggae and Calypso music.
                                                                                                        Book your table now.

                           tantalise your tastebuds...
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                      RESTAURANT LE PARADIS                                                                                                                                      J8

                                                                                                  Cnr Sooning St and Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay
                                                                                                  Ph (07) 4778 5044 Fax (07) 4778 5155
                                                                                                  The relaxed yet elegant ambience of the award winning Restaurant Le Paradis is
                                                                                                  the perfect conclusion to a great day. Indulge in the culinary delights of traditional
                                                                                                  French cuisine, dining al fresco under the stars adjacent to the new Nelly Bay
                                                                                                  Harbour. Restaurant Le Paradis also caters for private functions, weddings, cocktail
                                                                                                  parties and chef catered dinner parties.
                                                                                                  Allow us to arrange your transport in a luxurious stretch limo with Magnetic Island
                                                                                                  Limo Service. The limo seats up to eight and is the perfect way to arrive in style,
                                                                                                  and be returned to your accommodation at the time you choose. Limo and Dinner
                                                                                                  packages are available upon request.
                                                                                                  Fully licensed and open for lunch and dinner, bookings recommended.
                                                                                                  Your hosts Marc and Michelle Palun, and chef Philippe Poitou.

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ALLA CAPRI STAGE DOOR                                              E6      BAREFOOT ART FOOD WINE                                                C11

5 Hayles Ave, Arcadia                    Phone (07) 4778 5448
“Alla Capri Stage Door” is the most unique entertainment venue in North
Queensland. Every Friday and Saturday night (check for seasonal
changes) professional entertainers Bernadette Smith and the fabulous

                                                                                                                                                            self- co ntained
Phill Stephens play to packed houses in their hilarious comedy cabaret
dinner shows. They combine beautiful live singing, glamorous costumes
and orchestral backing tracks with tongue in cheek impersonations of
famous celebrities.
Great food, fabulous entertainment, the complete night out! Shows change
regularly. Group bookings from 2 to 100 people. Available for private
functions. $55 includes the three course delicious dinner and 40 minute    5 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay               Phone (07) 4758 1170
comedy cabaret show. Menus and show dates on our website plus you can      Barefoot art food wine is the result of David & Sasha Staffords passion for
book and pay on-line. Bookings essential. Fully Licensed.                  culinary pleasures and artistic excellence.
E: info@                    Overlooking beautiful Horseshoe Bay, Barefoot restaurant offers visitors a
                                                                           relaxed dining experience, and the extensive wine cellar will please even
                                                                           the most discerning palette.
                                                                           Barefoot’s menu offers casual gourmet fare with an emphasis on fresh and
                                                                           light. From mouth-watering seafood to juicy steaks and tantalising pastries,
                                                                           their talented chef creates meals of the highest quality.
                                                                           To complete the Barefoot experience journey upstairs to the art gallery
                                                                           – a stunning space showcasing many top artists and local talent. Outside
                                                                           functions and weddings are also catered for.
                                                                           Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11.30am until late.

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MACARTHUR’S                                                        E7

Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay
Ph (07) 4778 5200
Those with a taste for the good life will
appreciate Magnetic Island International
Resort’s restaurant MacArthur’s and its chef’s
creations. Enjoy a moonlit dinner of fresh
seafood, gourmet interantional cuisine and
tropical fruits on the terrace, while gazing
over the pool and surrounding gardens.
Open to the public, MacArthur’s offers
dining from light and inexpensive to the
sumptuous and decadent.
Breakfast A delicious breakfast buffet is
served between 7.30am and 9.30am daily.
Lunch From noon to 2pm every day. Plus
light refreshments to enjoy beside the pool
after a refreshing swim.
Dinner An a la carte menu is served
every night from 6.30 to 9pm overlooking
the pool, or in air-conditioned comfort.
Reservations preferred.
Bar Hours The ambient terrace bar is open
from noon till late. Enjoy a cocktail poolside.

     Attractions and Activities
       The wealth of activities available on the Island is almost as
       astounding as its natural beauty.
       Whether you seek relaxation or a heart pumping adventure, Magnetic Island
       has everything you need to ensure your tropical escape is unforgettable. The
       selection of tours on offer allows you to explore every corner of the luscious
       landscape with the greatest of ease. Land, sea or air we’ve got you covered.

       Take a unique 4WD tour and discover the more rugged bush areas, or kickback
       and take in the sights from a stylish stretch jeep. For the more traditional, bus
       and taxi tours provide a great alternative with valuable local insight. If you
       prefer to set your own pace, take advantage of the trail bikes, mini mokes,
       scooters and bicycles for hire. For something really unique enjoy the ocean
       views on horseback, or from the air in a bi-plane. Embrace the culture of
       Magnetic Island in the stylish art galleries and fabulous cabaret restaurant,
       enjoy a spot of tennis, or play golf on the dazzling green golf course.

       Once you’ve enjoyed what the Island’s stunning landscape has to offer, set your
       sights on the water. The area surrounding Magnetic Island is part of the World
       Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and plays host to a wonderful
       array of tropical fish and colourful coral reefs. Take a guided reef or sea kayak
       tour, learn to dive through the renowned dive courses available, or seize the
       opportunity and hire your own diving or snorkelling equipment to explore this
       amazing underwater world.

       Float the day away on your chartered yacht or cruise, embark on a fast paced
       jet or water ski adventure. There are sailing catamarans for hire, as well as
       sailboards, surf skis, canoes and aqua bikes.

       Explore Magnetic Island’s secluded bays and get up close and personal with
       the incredible marine life of dolphins, turtles and sea eagles. Whatever the
       activity, plunge in and let your island adventure begin.

                                         so much to see and do...

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ADRENALIN JET SKI TOURS est 1996                                        B9            RED BARON SEAPLANES                                                       B10

Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay                  Phone (07) 4778 5533
Adrenalin Jet Ski Tours are the ultimate in jetski experience. With tours to
suit all budgets and flexible timetables, Adrenalin tours are fun for all ages
and families are welcome. Showcasing all the beauty Maggie Island has to             Horseshoe Bay                                Phone (07) 4758 1556
offer, while veiwing the variety of bird and marine life that live and breed         This movie star is now gracing the skies above beautiful Magnetic Island.
here, you can circumnavigate the Island on a three hour tour or take in              The historical Grumman Sea-Cat starred in the movie The Phantom and is now
the top end on a one hour tour. All equipment is supplied to make your               being cast in a new adventure. It’s the only two passenger, open cockpit
experience safe and comfortable. You will ride the latest Seadoo, luxury,            bi-plane on floats in the world. Billy Zane flew in it, Catherine Zeta Jones flew
4-stroke watercraft. No licence required, all instruction and a warm up drive        in it, now it’s your turn to fly in the Red Baron for an experience of a lifetime.
is conducted prior to departure. Open 7 days, weather permitting.                    Call us today to book your own starring role in the Red Baron!
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TROPICANA GUIDED ADVENTURE CO                                           MAP           BLUE PARROT SUNSET CRUISE                                                 B9
                                                                                                                                 Ph (07) 4758 1336
                                                                                                                                 or 0448 581 330
                                                                                                                                 Join us on the BLUE PARROT for our
                                                                                                                                 Sunset Sailing Cruise departing
                                                                                                                                 from the boat ramp at Horseshoe
                                                                                                                                 Bay. Take in the spectacular natural
                                                                                                                                 landscape of FIVE BEACH BAY or
                                                                                                                                 Radical and Balding Bay.
Phone (07) 4758 1800                                                                                                             Enjoy a few drinks (BYO), music
The only way to explore beautiful Magnetic Island is with Tropicana in the                                                       and delicious cocktail food while
worlds first stretched Jeep. Uninterrupted views of magnificent scenery,                                                         sailing at a leisurly pace. Bring your
on fully interactive tours, guided by Island experts with local knowledge                                                        camera for photos of the famous
and lots of fun. Departing Nelly Bay Terminal. 3 hr morning Eco/Orientation                                                      Horseshoe Bay Sunset. Cruise is
tours depart 11 am, 5 hr afternoon Wilderness tours depart 2.30 pm or a full                                                     for 2.5 – 3 hours from 4.30pm
day 8 ½ hr combo special with free lunch. 25% off standard rates when                                                            Thursday to Monday (weather
mentioning this magazine. To miss this is to miss experiencing the Island.                                                       permitting). Price: $59 per person                                                                                                        (incl. GST and Reef Tax).

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ALLA CAPRI STAGE DOOR                                                                                                                                           E6
                                                                         5 Hayles Ave, Arcadia
                                                                         Phone (07) 4778 5448
                                                                         “Alla Capri Stage Door” is the most unique entertainment
                                                                         venue in North Queensland. Every Friday and Saturday
                                                                         night (check for seasonal changes) professional
                                                                         entertainers Bernadette Smith and the fabulous Phill
                                                                         Stephens play to packed houses in their hilarious comedy
                                                                         cabaret dinner shows. They combine beautiful live singing,
                                                                         glamorous costumes and orchestral backing tracks with
                                                                         tongue in cheek impersonations of famous celebrities.
                                                                         Great food, fabulous entertainment, the complete night
                                                                         out! Shows change regularly. Group bookings from 2 to
                                                                         100 people. Available for private functions. $55 includes the
                                                                         three course delicious dinner and 40 minute comedy cabaret
                                                                         show. Menus and show dates on our website plus you can
                                                                         book and pay on-line. Bookings essential. Fully Licensed.
                                                                         E: info@

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                             REEF ECO TOURS                                                          MAP         JAZZA SAILING TOURS                                                     B9
                                                                                                                 Horseshoe Bay
                                                                                                                 Ph (07) 4778 5530
                                                                                                                 Welcome aboard “Jazza”. Experience the
                                                                                                                 thrill of authentic sailing on a one day
                                                                                                                 sailing adventure. Visit secluded beaches
                                                                                                                 and bays of the Island, take time out to
                                                                                                                 snorkel and view the magnificent coral
                                                                                                                 reefs, or you can even try boomnetting.
                                                                                                                 You’re welcome to participate in our
                             Phone 0419 712 579                                                                  sailing activities, and at the end of the
                             Discover Magnetic Island’s best reefs with local marine biologist                   cruise join in the jam session with your
                             Dr Andy Lewis. Great for novice snorkellers. Guided snorkelling tours               skipper, a well known
                             through superb coral gardens. Expert ecological commentary – identify               local jazz musician.
                             fishes, corals, and invertebrates.                                                  Tour 10am to 4pm
                             3 hour tour includes gear hire, safety briefing & snorkel lesson, and 1 hour        Weather permitting.
                             Reef Ecotour. Discounts for groups and families.                                    E:
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                             JET SKI HIRE                                                            B9          PLEASURE DIVERS                                                         H5

                                                                                                                 10 Marine Parade, Arcadia
                                                                                                                 Phone 1800 797 797
                                                                                                                 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
                             Horseshoe Bay                              Phone (07) 4758 1100                     full day snorkel hire (stinger suits
                             Huge area, sheltered waters – Unbelievable Horseshoe Bay. New, big and              Nov-March). Accommodation /dive
                             powerful 130 HP Sea Doos. 3 seater; great for the whole family. 2 seater;           packages available. Transport to and
                             share with a friend, swap drivers. Or tear loose on your own!                       from accommodation on selected
                             $45 - 15 mins $80 - 30 mins $150 - 60 mins. No license required.                    courses. 10% discount for direct
                             Prices per jetski; share one with friends or family its cheaper.                    bookings on selected dive courses.
                             Call for information or bookings. See you at the Boatramp Horseshoe Bay.            E:

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                             BUNGALOW BAY KOALA VILLAGE                                              D10         BLUEY’S HORSESHOE RANCH                                                 H8
                             40 Horseshoe Bay Road, Horseshoe Bay
                             Ph (07) 47785577
                             Koala Sanctuary
                             3 DAILY GUIDED TOURS
                             10am-12noon 12-2pm 2.30-4.30pm
                             Hold a Crocodile, Snake and Koala.
                             Including guided bushwalk into local
                             habitats with local rangers.
                             Champagne Bush Tucker Brunch
                             Feast on our bush tucker breakfast                                                  38 Gifford St, Horseshoe Bay                    Ph (07) 4778 5109
                             featuring outback dusted lamb,                                                      Bluey’s Horseshoe Ranch is Magnetic Islands longest established and most
                             lemon myrtle reef fish and other                                                    popular adventure activity. Enjoy trekking through the beautiful Horseshoe
                             cooked to order favourites such as                                                  Bay hinterland then on to the beach for a swim with your horse in the cool
                             pancakes, bacon & eggs. Three days                                                  clear waters of the Coral Sea. We have well schooled happy horses suitable
                             per week 8.30-10am Wed, Fri & Sun.                                                  for all levels of riders from beginners right through to the very experienced.
                             Bookings recommended.                                                               Rides depart daily at 9am and 3pm. Bookings are essential.
                             Local bus drops off at front door.                                                  E:        

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                             MAGNETIC ISLAND BIKE HIRE / GOELECTRIC                                                                                                                      H5
                                                                                Marine Parade, Arcadia
                                                                                Phone 0425 244 193
                                                                                What better way to explore Magnetic Island’s
                                                                                9 km of sealed road than on a bike.
                                                                                Whether it be a Mountain Bike to tour
                                                                                the bays, a Road Bike to satisfy your early
                                                                                morning addiction, or one of our latest
                                                                                Luxury Electric Bikes to flatten the hills
                                                                                silently, all our bikes are professionally
                                                                                serviced and built for the Island.
                                                                                Kids bikes, baby seats and bike repairs are
                                                                                                                                                                          as featu Bikes
                                                                                available, and we have bikes in every bay so
                                                                                                                                                                           “Getawed on
                                                                                you are never far from 2 wheel transport.
                                                                                Call, or drop into, Pleasure Divers Arcadia to                                                       ay ”
                                                                                see our full range of Luxury Electric Bikes.
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MAGNETIC ISLAND SEA KAYAKS                                              B11     PROVIDENCE V                                                            K8

Phone (07) 4778 5424
Discover Magnetic Island’s World Heritage National and Marine Parks from
the quiet of your kayak. Enjoy a tropical breakfast on a secluded picturesque
beach, viewing nature in the wild, where we take only photos and leave only
footprints. No experience necessary as full instruction is provided.

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BARNACLE BILL FISHING TOURS                                             B9
Ph (07) 4758 1837
or 0438 165 581
Do you want to catch
fish like these?
It’s easy! Just come cruising                                                   Ph (07) 4778 5580 or 0427 882 062
with Barnacle Bill and his
purpose designed 7m                                                             catch the breeze ...
sportsfishing vessel.                                                           Providence V is a 62-foot gaff rigged family-owned topsail classic schooner,
2hr - 4hr - and full day trips                                                  perfect for adventure sailing in a bygone era. She runs day and evening
are available (min 2 people).                                                   sails around the granite-bouldered, magnificent beaches of Magnetic
Fully shaded deck with all                                                      Island. Join us for a gourmet picnic on one of the Island’s 23 secluded bays,
fishing gear and expert                                                         or an evening cruise for a sizzling barbeque off West Point, the Island’s most
tuition supplied.                                                               picturesque spot for watching the sun set.
Bill has 30 years experience around Magnetic Island and the fish are            We also charter 3 day cruises to rarely visited, pristine Orpheus Island and
virtually guaranteed. You can also explore secluded bays and reefs around       nearby Pelorus Island, plus learn to sail cruises. Details are on our website.
Magnetic Island. Cruises include a light lunch, drinks and snorkelling gear.    Providence V can take up to 24 people for day sails and 15 overnight.

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FISH’N N FUEL’N                                                                                                                                         G8

                                                                                                    36 Mandalay Ave Nelly Bay
                                                                                                    Phone (07) 4778 5126
                                                                                                    ON HOLIDAYS?
                                                                                                    Do you wish to see magnificent coral formations and
                                                                                                    amazing sea creatures, safely close to the beach and
                                                                                                    only 5 minutes from your accommodation? Come and
                                                                                                    see us at Fish’n N Fuel’n where we sell and hire quality
                                                                                                    equipment fitted to your personal needs. Advice free.
                                                                                                    LOVE FISHING?
                                                                                                    Do you wish to experience the thrill of the big fight.
                                                                                                    Land your own dinner or catch and release. Come and
                                                                                                    see us at Fish’n N Fuel’n where we sell and hire quality
                                                                                                    fishing equipment and give advice on current hotspots.
                                                                                                    LIVE HERE?
                                                                                                    We at Fish’n N Fuel’n Nelly Bay have the biggest and
                                                                                                    best range of fishing equipment and snorkelling
                                                                                                    equipment on the Island.
                                                                                                    Fishing Tackle               Toys and Swimming Gear
                                                                                                    Snorkel Equipment            Groceries and Dairy
                                                                                                    Rods and Reels               Ice Crushed and Block
                                                                                                    Bait - Huge Range            Souviners and Gifts
                                                                                                    Nets Traps and Lures         Drinks and Ice-Cream
                                                                                                    Stinger Suits, Rash Shirts   Hot and Cold Food
                                                                                                    Boating Supplies             Seafood
                                                                                                    Automotive                   Safety Equipment and Vests
                                                                                                    Crab and Cray Pots           Bicycle Equipment
                                                                                                    Spear Fishing Gear           Gas Fuel and Oils
                                                                                                    TRADING HOURS: 6.30am-7.30pm 7 days

attrac tions & ac tivities
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                             PETER LAWSON FINE ART                                                                                                                                         H5

                                                                                                             16 Marine Parade, Arcadia                         Phone (07) 4758 1915
                                                                                                             Historical and locally inspired masterpieces on display at local beachside gallery.
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                             BAREFOOT ART FOOD WINE                                                   C11          INDIAN PACIFIC PEARLS                                                   C11

                             5 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay                       Ph (07) 4758 1170
                             Enjoy a vast array of quality paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, silk
                             work and mosaics. Works vary from the contemporary to the traditional,
                             with a strong focus on local talent. Gallery overlooking Horseshoe Bay.               5 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay                  Phone 0419 520 052
                                                                           These Unique & Rare World Class South Sea Pearls that dazzled the world’s
                                                                                                                   pearl experts were produced locally. A superb collection of distinctive Pearl
                                                                                                                   Jewellery, hand crafted by local artisans & exclusive designers, or unique
                                                                                                                   Unset South Sea Pearls, can be viewed & purchased at Barefoot Art Food
                                                                                                                   Wine Gallery. Or for a private viewing please phone Nancy Crimp.

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                                                                                                                                                        Ph (07) 4778 5909
                                                                                                                                                        Mobile: 0448 434 292
                                                                                                                                                        Guided tours or self drive hire. Discover
                                                                                                                                                        stunning bays, snorkel amazing reefs,
                                                                                                                                                        drop a line. The choice is yours.
                                                                                                                                                        Up to eight people. Wheelchair access.
                                                                                                                                                        Full safety gear included.

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                             MAGNETIC ISLAND BUS SERVICE                                              G7           SEAQUEST ISLAND CRUISING                                                B9
                                                                                                                   Phone (07) 4778 5952
                                                                                                                   Cruise the Island to remote beaches,
                                                                                                                   boomnet, swim, snorkel, feed the fish
                                                                                                                   & birds and enjoy lunch / refreshments.
                                                                                                                   Go fishing, we provide all bait & tackle.

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                                                                                                                   MAGNETIC ISLAND GOLF CLUB                                               D2

                             44 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay                  Phone (07) 4778 5130
                             World-heritage Magnetic Island offers an unique Great Barrier Reef island
                             experience. There is no better way to enjoy it than with Magnetic Island Bus
                             Service. Want a special tour? Just want dropping to a fabulous restaurant             Hurst Street, Picnic Bay                    Phone (07) 4778 5188
                             for lunch or dinner? Want to snorkel our fringing reefs or take a short               Your golfing oasis ... where flora and fauna abound. At Magnetic Island Golf
                             bushwalk with scenic views? Use the experience of MIBS to advise and                  Club all social golfers are welcome plus there are a number of fun events
                             transport you! Travel on the scheduled service (“we meet every ferry”)                and competitions in which you can participate. It is a great course for
                             with an unlimited day pass, take our scheduled 3 hour tour (9am and 1pm               families and playing times are readily available. Open Daily from 8am.
                             daily) or book a tour or transfers to the exact needs and size of your group.         • Motor Buggies for Hire • Hire Clubs • Fully Licensed Clubhouse • Night Golf
                             Nothing too small or too large.                                                       • Bar & Pokies • Private Functions • Corporate Days • Weekly Events
                             Email:                                                            E:       

 The unsurpassed romance of Magnetic Island
 provides the ideal setting for the wedding you
 always dreamed of.
 Exchange vows on the warm golden sand with the coconut
 palms swaying overhead in a stylish beachfront ceremony.
 Pledge your love in enchanting parklands with the clear blue
 ocean as your backdrop.

 Whatever you decide, Magnetic Island has the means to facilitate
 everything required to make your special day unforgettable.

 The Island can provide you with professional photographers,
 sumptuous wedding banquets, quality accommodation for
 you and your guests, entertainment, stylish reception venues,
 and so much more.

 Imagine spending your first morning as husband and wife
 basking in the warm sunshine while looking out over the
 pristine ocean.

 Allow us to do the work while you relish in the most memorable
 and joyous day of your life.

 Begin your married life on Magnetic Island, a truly unique tropical
 paradise with so much to offer.

                                                          simply perfect...

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                      OASIS ON MAGNETIC                                                                                                                           J7

                                                The Esplanade, Picnic Bay                                                           Phone (07) 4778 5955
                                                Oasis on Magnetic is Magnetic Island’s newest private function venue. Located on the Esplanade at Picnic Bay this
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                                                perfectly located venue caters for private functions from 10 - 100 guests.
                                                If you’re looking for an exclusive beachside reception or function venue, Oasis on Magnetic is ideally located to
                                                catch the cooling ocean breezes and allow your guests to dine with the sound of the ocean in the background.
                                                Imagine your wedding ceremony on the Picnic Bay beachfront, afterwards your guests simply stroll across to the
                                                reception venue, and enjoy champagne and canapés, allowing you time to finish your wedding photography on
                                                picturesque Picnic Bay, before joining them for a stunning reception in a fresh and elegant venue.
                                                Whether it be a simple yet elegant island wedding, birthday celebration, corporate function or intimate dinner
                                                party, we offer a range of menus designed to cater to every taste and budget.
                                                As each function is different, we work with you to create a function tailored to your needs.

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                      MAGNETIC ISLAND TROPICAL RESORT                                                                                                             J4
                                                                                 56 Yates Street, Nelly Bay                         Phone (07) 4778 5955
                                                                                 Magnetic Island Tropical Resort is the Island’s largest and most exclusive wedding
                                                                                 and function venue. Catering for private functions from 10 - 200 guests, this
                                                                                 stunning venue is set back from the beach in a sheltered location surrounded by
                                                                                 tropical gardens and features a stunning national park backdrop.
                                                                                 The function venue centers around a large queenslander style reception building,
                                                                                 with a private covered balcony overlooking a large shade sail covered courtyard and
                                                                                 tropical gardens. Offering a wide variety of menus from gourmet canapés, to spit
                                                                                 roast buffets and elegant a la carte options, this venue is unique and perfect for your
                                                                                 island wedding or private function. We have options to suit all styles and budgets.
                                                                                 Choose an intimate dinner party on the private balcony, a more formal seated
                                                                                 reception in the shade sail covered courtyard, or a casual cocktail party in the
                                                                                 cathedral ceiling Queensland style reception building. The choice is yours.
                                                                                 This venue is perfect for not only island style weddings, but team building corporate
                                                                                 meetings, conferences, birthday parties, christenings, family events and other island
                                                                                 style functions.

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                      BEST OF MAGNETIC ISLAND WEDDING CAR HIRE                                                                                                    J4

                                        Ph (07) 4778 5955
                                        As well as offering a range of quality standard cars for
                                        general tourist hire, Best of Magnetic Island Thrifty
                                        offers a variety of cars available for hire for wedding
                                        parties. From sporty convertibles, for adventurous
                                        couples, to more luxurious cars for bridal parties
                                        seeking to travel in style.

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BEST OF MAGNETIC ISLAND WEDDINGS                                                                                    J4

                                                                                                                             self- co ntained
                             56 Yates Street, Nelly Bay
                             Ph(07) 4778 5955 Fax (07) 4778 5601
                             Magnetic Island Weddings specialises in creating your dream wedding and seeing it
                             through from start to finish.
                             Magnetic Island is unique in the style of weddings on offer. Rather than being locked into
                             specific island resort packages, the range of services and facilities on the Island means
                             we can offer you a variety of options and a choice of services, to make your special day as
                             you dreamed it could be.
                             A dedicated team of independent businesses, offering excellent service and personalised
                             attention, makes Magnetic Island a one-stop destination for your dream wedding. From
                             formal sit down receptions to casual summer style cocktail parties the choice is yours.
                             We assist with every stage of the planning for all aspects of your dream wedding.
                             From selecting your celebrant and photographer, choosing from a variety of venues
                             and reception menus, the ideal location for your ceremony, through to the best
                             accommodation packages for your guests. Flowers, bridal transport, wedding cakes,
                             entertainment, hair and beauty, luxury accommodation, offsite catering and party hire,
                             our list of services makes Magnetic Island Weddings your one stop shop for planning
                             your wedding or island function.
                             You’ll be surprised at how easy and affordable it is to make your dream of a tropical island
                             wedding come true.
                             Whether it just be the two of you running away to marry on a tropical island, or a full
                             wedding weekend with all your friends and families, we can help with your perfect
                             wedding plan.

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                         I want to Marry You!
                      Bottiger Street, Nelly Bay             Phone (07) 4758 1491                      Phone (07) 4778 5361 or 0400 942 848
                                      It’s your wedding. Do it your way with                           Make your wedding day a real celebration! Gift baskets, helium balloons,
                              David Crusty Herron, Resident Civil marriage Celebrant.                  flowers, wine and fruit baskets all made to order for your room or reception.
                      Email:                                              Fun and fabulous party needs for stag and hens nights delivered to you.
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                                                     10 Sooning St, Nelly Bay                                                                           Ph (07) 4778 5321
                                                     Phone (07) 4778 5466                                                                               or 0417 412 051
                                                     Specialising in modern and classic hairstyles                                                      Wedding Flower Specialists.
                                                     and makeup for weddings and all formal                                                             Individually designed and
                                                     occassions. Hairport caters to your every                                                          created just for you by our
                                                     hair and beauty need, so you look your best                                                        award winning florist.
                                                     on the day you’ll remember always.
                                                     Relax, be pampered, enjoy.
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                                                                                                       Phone 0409 596 181
                                                                                                       or 0439 762 492
                                                                                                       Arrive in style. Immaculate stretch
                                                                                                       limo available for weddings, special
                                                                                                       occassions, or a night out. Seats eight.
                                                                                                       Please phone for bookings.

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                      MARYANNE LAW PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                                                    J8
                                                                                                     1/98-100 Sooning St, Nelly Bay
                                                                                                     Phone (07) 4778 5734
                                                                                                     Creative, spontaneous, candid, romantic and affordable.
                                                                                                     Each wedding couple is unique and so should be your photography.
                                                                                                     I provide a personalised service and photography which is tailored to your
                                                                                                     individual tastes and ideas, to ultimately create a breathtaking record of your
                                                                                                     special day. Professionalism, attention to detail and local knowledge ensure
                                                                                                     you are left with stunning memories you will treasure forever.
                                                                                                     Catering for all style of wedding groups – just the two of you, casual beach
                                                                                                     weddings, right through to large formal affairs with full bridal parties – I offer
                                                                                                     a variety of photography packages to suit your budget.
                                                                                                     So relax, enjoy, and let me capture the story and essence of your wedding day.
                                                                                                     I also specialise in family portraits. Magnetic Island offers a spectacular, natural
                                                                                                     backdrop to create stunning family memories you will have for a lifetime.
                                                                                                     You’ll be surprised how affordable it is to capture your Magnetic Island
                                                                                                     moments today.

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MAGNETIC ISLAND INTERNATIONAL RESORT                                                                                                                 E7

                                                                                                                                                             self- co ntained
Mandalay Avenue, Nelly Bay                                                     Phone (07) 4778 5200                  Fax (07) 4778 5806
Romance Elegance Perfection                                                    We at Magnetic Island International Resort understand the concerns which
Imagine your wedding set in a tropical island paradise.                        coincide with the planning of your special day. We guarantee you a day to
Magnetic Island International Resort boasts all the atmosphere of an island    cherish forever.
paradise, lush gardens nestled at the foot of Mount Cook, on the very edge     Conferences & Events
of a National Park, in the midst of the sun drenched beaches and bays of       Our extensive resort and accommodation facilities are also available for
Magnetic Island. This wonderful setting is complemented by professional        conferences, product launches, exhibitions and events in a unique setting.
facilities, service and cuisine that will make your day one to remember.       Our fully equipped convention centre, meeting rooms and wireless hotspot
There are a number of idyllic locations throughout the property for both       give delegates all modern privileges.
your ceremony and reception. The romantic gazebo, ambient poolside,            Coupled with our stunning pool, tropical grounds, on-site restaurant and
terrace restaurant, tropical gardens, and airconditioned function rooms give   variety of accommodation, the successful organisation of major events and
you unrivalled choice for that perfect day.                                    special occasions is a breeze. A variety of value packages are available.
We can organize everything from your ceremony, guest transportation and        Email:
accommodation, photographers, and floral arrangements; through to the
wines you want on the table.                                         

      Magnetic Island offers you the best of both worlds.
      A stunning natural landscape of tranquil beaches
      and dramatic terrain, combined with all the
      conveniences of modern life.
      The local community consists of up to 3000 permanent residents,
      enjoying a unique island lifestyle minus the usual sacrifices.
      As the only island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park that offers
      freehold title, Magnetic Island residents enjoy all the benefits of
      an established community.

      Visitors will appreciate the diverse range of services available
      which provide convenient options for self-catering, a fine choice
      of fashions to add to your summer wardrobe, through to booking
      a relaxing massage by a skilled professional - all at local rather
      than resort prices.

      Make the most of your stay by exploring every inch of the
      Island’s landscape by hiring a fun island car or scooter, and if
      island life really appeals to you, there are promising investment
      opportunities available and real estate agents on hand to guide
      you on your way. The benefits of this unique destination are truly
      astounding and no one is excluded, from the serious holiday
      maker to the entrepreneur, we can accommodate you.

      Whatever you need, whatever you want, Magnetic Island gives you
      so much more.

                                                           so much more...

                                                                                                                             s er v i ces
                               Road Runner
                               Scooter Hire
Scooters are an easy
and fun way to see our
beautiful island.
• Beginners are welcome
• Trail bikes allow access to
  West Point & Radical Bay
• Drivers license
• Motorcycle license for
  trail bikes
• Security deposit
• Sense of adventure!
07 4778 5222                           3/64 KELLY STREET, NELLY BAY

                                                                                                                              self- co ntained
    Choose your ultimate
    Magnetic Island fun car!

                                                  30 se
      Sea ts                                   from Fe c
                                                Termin y
      in st yle!

                                                                                            Your Quickest Link to
               Optional sun canopy available
                                                                                         Magnetic Island
         For all bookings & enquiries call

    ( 07 ) 4758 1111                                                     07 4771 3855 or       1800 447 333
            138 Sooning Street Nelly Bay Magnetic Island 4819

                                                                 ALL your property needs ...

                                                                 n    Residential House & Land Sales
                                                                 n    Residential Unit Sales
                                                                 n    House & Land Packages
                                                                 n    Project Management
                                                                 n    Development & Commercial Sales
                                                                 n    Holiday Letting

                                                                 Proudly marketing Sandals on Horseshoe Bay, Mountain
                                                                 View Circuit, The Forts, Peppers Blue on Blue, with more
                                                                 exciting developments due in 2007.
                                                                 Compass has a range of architecturally designed homes
                                                                 under construction. Talk to us about moving into your new

                     4778 5588                                   Island home today.

                              Fax 4778 5455
     Cnr Sooning St & Arcadia Rd NELLY BAY
                                (on the roundabout)

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                        At Massage on Magnetic you are welcomed into an environment for total
                        relaxation and renewal. Find well-being for body, mind and soul. Be deeply
                        relaxed and rebalanced via massage, body scrubs or reflexology, or submit
                        your body to a workout of deep tissue massage that focuses on relieving                                ACCOMMODATION
                        specific stress and muscle tension/dysfunction. At Massage on Magnetic we
                        will find a treatment that helps you to rediscover yourself.                                               Shop 4/5 Bright Ave
                        Call Denise for an appointment on 0409 164 113
                                    Upstairs 43 Sooning Street Nelly Bay
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                                              The Travelling Masseuse
                                                                              REGISTERED THERAPIST                             4778 5570
                                               Relaxing Remedial Massage                                                        Fax: 4778 5868
                                                Lymphatic Drainage               Deep Tissue                                   A/H: 0418 543 054
                                                Pressure Points                  Reiki
                                                  Phone (07) 4778 5941                                                        E:

                                                                                                      TROPICAL DAZE
                                                                                 Mon to Fri
                                                                                 9am - 5.30pm
                                                                                 Sat 9am - 1pm
                                                                                 Closed Sunday
                                                                                 & Public Holidays    • Magnetic Island T Shirts and Hats • Swimwear
                                                                                                       • Sunny’s • Kids Wear • Jewellery • Sarongs
                             55 Sooning St Nelly Bay       Ph/Fax:      4778 5375

                         island         Taxi Service                             13 1008

                         services       Water Taxi Service  4758 1837
                                        Limousine Service 0409 596 181

                                  Get Around Magnetic Island                                         Marine Parade, Arcadia   Ph (07) 4778 5011

                                                                                                                                 n Great Specials

                                                                  Supermarket                                                    n Huge Range
                                                                                                                                 n Delicatessan
                                                                                                     NELLY BAY                   n Butcher
                                                                                                                                 n Bait
                                                                                                                                 n Fishing Gear
                         Open 7 days: 6am to 8.30pm                   147 Sooning Street                                         n Fruit & Veg
                                                                                                                                 n Hot chickens
                         FREE HOME DELIVERY                                                          Ph: 4758      1177          n ATM

                                                                                                                                       s er v i ces
                                                                    a chang                   style starts here ...
                                                                                e in your life
                                                                        RESIDENTIAL SALES
                                                                        From the Cheapest block of land to the house of
                                                                        your dreams!

                                                                                                                                        self- co ntained
                                                                        PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
                                                                        Professionally managed property is a wise investment
                                                                        HOLIDAY RENTALS
                                                                        You will not believe the selection of properties we
                                                                        have available
                                                                        Over 28 years of sworn valuation experience!
                                                                                                   07 4778 5077
                                                                    21 Marine Pde Arcadia Fax: 4778 5244

           Island living, smart investing. Don’t miss the boat.

As Peppers Blue on Blue is the only freehold                                      a sublime setting. Owners wishing to receive a
development of its kind on a North Queensland                                     return when they’re not using their asset may also
island, it can be home for both you and your boat                                 engage Peppers Retreats and Resorts to manage
with marina berths available exclusively to owners.                               their property. Contact us
Features include waterfront dining & wine bar in                                  today to find out more.

Visit our display centre in Magnetic Harbour or phone 1300 725 153 Email: Web:

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                        Name                            Address                        Phone          Page Map          Name                             Address                         Phone           Page Map

                       Accommodation                                                                                   Attractions and Activities continued
                       Alma Den Beach Resort            11 Olympus Cres, Arcadia       4778 5163       26   Map2 D8    Fish’n N Fuel’n                   36 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay      4778 5126        35   Map3 G8
                       Apjohn House                     21 Apjohn St, Horseshoe Bay    0419 771 867    25   Map1 F10   Get Around Island Boats           Horseshoe Bay                   4778 5909        36   Not on Map
                       Arcadia Beach Guest House        27 Marine Pde, Arcadia         4778 5668       26   Map2 I4    Indian Pacific Pearls              @ Barefoot Art Food Wine        0419 520 052     36   Map1 C11
                       Base Backpackers                 1 Nelly Bay Rd, Nelly Bay      1800 777 353    27   Map3 N6    Jazza Sailing Tours               Boat Ramp, Horseshoe Bay        4778 5530        34   Map1 B9
                       Becky’s on the Beach             Marine Parade, Arcadia         4788 6769       26   Map2 H6    Jet Ski Hire                      Boat Ramp, Horseshoe Bay        4758 1100        34   Map1 B9
                       Best of Magnetic Island          56 Yates St, Nelly Bay         4778 5955       21   Map3 J4    Magnetic Island Bike Hire         Marine Pde, Arcadia             0425 244 193     34   Map2 H5
                       Accommodation                                                                                   Magnetic Island Bus Service       44 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay      4778 5130        36   Map3 G7
                       Boulders                      12A Boulder Court, Nelly Bay      4778 5077       23   Map3 K11   Magnetic Island Golf Club         Hurst St, Picnic Bay            4778 5188        36   Map4 D2
                       Bright Point Deluxe           1 Bright Point, Nelly Bay         4778 5932       20   Map3 K10   Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks        PO Box 130 Magnetic Island      4778 5424        35   Map1 B11
                       Calypso                       8 Appian Way, Arcadia             4778 5077       26   Map2 G5    Peter Lawson Fine Art             16 Marine Pde, Arcadia          4758 1915        36   Map2 H5
                       Champagne Apartments          38 Marine Pde, Arcadia            4778 5077       22   Map2 K2    Pleasure Divers                   10 Marine Pde, Arcadia          1800 797 797     34   Map2 H5
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                       Compass Holiday               Cnr Sooning & Arcadia Rd          4778 5588       20   Map3 J10   Providence V                      Nelly Bar Harbour               4778 5580        35   Map3 K8
                                                     Nelly Bay                                                         Red Baron Seaplanes               12 Yates St, Nelly Bay          4758 1556        33   Map1 B10
                       First National Real Estate    21 Marine Pde, Arcadia            4778 5077       45   Map2 I4    Reef Eco Tours                    PO Box 137 Magnetic Island      0419 712 579     34   Not on Map
                       Island Breeze                 30 McCabe Cres, Arcadia           4778 5077       24   Map2 J2    Seaquest Island Cruising          Boat Ramp, Horseshoe Bay        4778 5952        36   Map1 B9
                       Island Magic                  22 Armand Way, Arcadia            4778 5077       22   Map2 E7    Tropicana Guided                  PO Box 4249 Kirwan 4817         4758 1800        33   Not on Map
                       Kameruka                      6 Rheuben Terrace, Arcadia        4778 5077       24   Map2 E5    Adventure Co
                       Kookaburra Lodge              26 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay        4778 5077       24   Map3 H8
                       Kooyong Holiday Units         11-15 Hayles Ave, Arcadia         4778 5570       27   Map2 E6
                       Lemonade                      18 Hayles Ave, Arcadia            4778 5077       25   Map2 F6
                       Lotus House                   Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay       4778 5955       21   Map1 C8    Best of Magnetic Island           56 Yates St, Nelly Bay          4778 5955        38 Map3 J4
                       Magnetic Harbour              Cnr Kelly & Warboys St            0425 272 824    22   Map3 K6    Car Hire
                       Luxury Townhouse              Nelly Bay                                                         Best of Magnetic Island           56 Yates St, Nelly Bay          4778 5955        39 Map3 J4
                       Magnetic Haven                3/ 7/9 Rheuben Tce, Arcadia       4778 5077       24   Map2 E5    Weddings
                       Magnetic International Resort Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay           4778 5200       18   Map3 E7    Celebrations on Magnetic          Magnetic Island                 4778 5361        40   Not on Map
                       Magnetic Luhr                 5 Rintoul Crt, Horseshoe Bay      4778 5030       23   Map1 D8    Crusty Herron Celebrant           Magnetic Island                 4758 1491        40   Not on Map
                       Magnetic Sands Holiday House 3 Gustav Crt, Nelly Bay            4778 5030       25   Map3 F5    Flowers by Elizabeth              Magnetic Island                 4778 5321        40   Not on Map
                       Magnetic Sands on the Beach Terrace Place, Nelly Bay            4758 1827       23   Map3 K7    Hairport                          10 Sooning St, Nelly Bay        4778 5466        40   Map3 M4
                       Magnetic Waves                Cnr Kelly & Warboys St            4774 6605       24   Map3 K6    Magnetic International Resort     Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay         4778 5200        41   Map3 E7
                                                     Nelly Bay                                                         Magnetic Island Limo Service      Magnetic Island                 0409 596 181     40   Not on Map
                       Magnitude                     5 Terrace Place, Nelly Bay        4778 5077       22   Map3 K8    Magnetic Island Tropical Resort   56 Yates St, Nelly Bay          4778 5955        38   Map3 J4
                       Magnums on Magnetic           7 Marine Pde, Arcadia             4778 5177       27   Map2 G7    MaryAnne Law Photography          Shop 1/98-100 Sooning St,       4778 5734        40   Map3 J8
                       Mantra 1 Bright Point         148 Sooning St, Nelly Bay         1800 809 533    19   Map3 K10                                     Nelly Bay
                       Manyana                       3 Opalia Court, Nelly Bay         4778 5077       24   Map3 M3    Oasis on Magnetic                 The Esplanade, Picnic Bay       4778 5955        38 Map4 J7
                       Nautilus Beach House          Horseshoe Bay                     0439 768 148    24   Map1 H11
                       One Bright Point              148 Sooning St, Nelly Bay         1800 809 533    19   Map3 K10   Services
                       Paget                         69 Picnic St, Picnic Bay          4778 5077       25   Map4 H8
                       Picnic Cottage                19 Birt St, Picnic Bay            4778 5588       25   Map4 E5    About Town Real Estate            4/5 Bright Ave, Arcadia         4778 5570        44 Map2 J3
                       Pure Magnetic                 The Esplanade, Nelly Bay          4778 5955       17   Map3 L7    Best of Magnetic Island           56 Yates St, Nelly Bay          4778 5955        Cover Map3 J4
                       Purple Fish                   24 Marine Parade, Arcadia         4778 5077       24   Map2 J4    Compass Property Group            Cnr Sooning & Arcadia Rd,
                                                                                                                                                         Nelly Bay                       4778 5588        43   Map3 J10
                       Sails on Horseshoe            13 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay       4778 5117       20   Map1 C9
                                                                                                                       Fantasea Cruising Magnetic        Ross St, South Townsville       4772 5422        43   Map3 J9
                       Seashells                     1/70 Sooning St, Nelly Bay        4778 5077       26   Map3 J6
                                                                                                                       Fish’n N Fuel’n                   36 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay      4778 5126        35   Map3 G8
                       Segara Villas                 20 Mango Pky, Nelly Bay           4778 5151       25   Map3 H6
                                                                                                                       IGA Supermarket                   147-153 Sooning St, Nelly Bay   4758 1177        44   Map3 K9
                       Shaws on the Shore            7 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay        4758 1900       20   Map1 C10
                                                                                                                       Magnetic Island Bus Service       44 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay      4778 5130        36   Map3 G7
                       Sol Y Olas                    13 McCabe Cres, Arcadia           4778 5077       22   Map2 H4
                                                                                                                       Magnetic Island                   Ross St, South Townsville       4772 5422        43   Map3 J9
                       Sunbird Gardens               40 McCabe Cres, Arcadia           4778 5077       26   Map2 J1    Car & Passenger Ferry
                       The Beach House               Radical Bay Rd, Arthur Bay        4774 8322       23   MAIN MAP   Magnetic Island                   21 Marine Pde, Arcadia          4778 5077        45 Map2 I4
                       Waters Edge                   6 Terrace Place, Nelly Bay        4778 5077       22   Map3 K8    First National Real Estate
                                                                                                                       Magnetic Island Health Service    76 Sooning St, Nelly Bay         4778 5107       NA   Map3 J7
                       Restaurants                                                                                     Magnetic Island Limo Service      Magnetic Island                  0409 596 181    44   Not on Map
                                                                                                                       Magnetic Island Pharmacy          3/55 Sooning St, Nelly Bay       4778 5375       44   Map3 K6
                       Alla Capri Ristorante Italiano   5-7 Hayles Ave, Arcadia        4778 5448       31   Map2 E6    Massage on Magnetic               43 Sooning St, Nelly Bay         0409 164 113    44   Map3 K5
                       Barefoot Art Food Wine           5 Pacific Drv, Horseshoe Bay    4758 1170       31   Map1 C11   Peppers Blue on Blue     1300 725 153        45   Map3 K9
                       Calypso                          22 McCabe Crs, Arcadia         4778 5511       30   Map2 I3    PRD Nationwide                    1/123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay 4758 2800            45   Map3 K9
                       Island Bistro @ Magnums          7 Marine Pde, Arcadia          4778 5177       NA   Map2 G7    Road Runner Scooter Hire          3/64 Kelly S,t Nelly Bay         4778 5222       43   Map3 G4
                       Macarthur’s Restaurant           Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay        4778 5200       31   Map3 E7    Sunferries                        Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville 4771 3855       43   Map3 J9
                       Man Friday                       37 Warboys St, Nelly Bay       4778 5658       30   Map3 K7    Taxi Service                      Magnetic Island                  13 1008         44   Not on Map
                       Noodies                          Pacific Pde, Horseshoe Bay      4778 5786       NA   Map1 C10   The Travelling Masseuse           Magnetic Island                  4778 5941       44   Not on Map
                       Restaurant Le Paradis            Cnr Sooning & Mandalay Ave     4778 5044       30   Map3 J8    Tropical Daze                     Marine Pde, Arcadia              4778 5011       44   Map2 G7
                                                        Nelly Bay
                                                                                                                       Tropical Topless Cars             138 Sooning St, Nelly Bay        4758 1111       43   Map3 K10
                       Sandbar Restaurant               Pacific Pde, Horseshoe Bay      4778 5477       NA Map1 C10
                                                                                                                       Water Taxi Service                Magnetic Island                  4758 1837       44   Not on Map
                       Swenson’s Resturant              40 Horseshoe Bay Rd,           4778 5577       NA Map1 D10
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                       Adrenalin Jet Ski Tours          Boat Ramp, Horseshoe Bay       4778 5533       33   Map1 B9       Magnetic Island Informer | Visitors Guide and website.
                       Alla Capri Stage Door            5-7 Hayles Ave, Arcadia        4778 5448       33   Map2 E6
                       Barefoot Art Food Wine           5 Pacific Drv, Horseshoe Bay    4758 1170       36   Map1 C11      Phone: 07 4778 5503
                       Barnacle Bill                    Horseshoe Bay                  4758 1837       35   Map1 B9       Mobile:          0400 608 108
                       Blue Parrot Sunset Cruise        Horseshoe Bay                  4758 1336       33   Map1 B9       Fax:             07 4778 5753
                       Bluey’s Horseshoe Ranch          38 Gifford St, Horseshoe Bay   4778 5109       34   Map1 H8       Email: 
                       Bungalow Bay Koala Village       40 Horseshoe Bay Rd,           4778 5577       34   Map1 D10
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