Destination guide

Why people love visiting relaxing Nelly Bay

The island views and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Nelly Bay. This relaxing city is known for its spas, coffee shops and boating. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Nelly Bay

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Nelly Bay a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magnetic Island Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • The Strand (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • ReefHQ Aquarium (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Billabong Sanctuary (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Nelly Bay

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Nelly Bay. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magnetic Island National Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Magnetic Island (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Radical Bay (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Jezzine Barracks (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • The Strand (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Nelly Bay

The nearest airport is in Townsville, QLD (TSV), located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Nelly Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 325 holiday rentals near Nelly Bay. From 112 Houses to 172 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Nelly Bay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nelly Bay?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Nelly Bay. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Massage on Magnetic: 333 holiday rentals
  • Radical Bay: 333 holiday rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach: 334 holiday rentals
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal: 334 holiday rentals
  • Townsville Palmetum: 334 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nelly Bay listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nelly Bay?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 112 Houses in Nelly Bay. Our other popular types of Nelly Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 172 holiday houses
  • Villas: 17 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 10 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nelly Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 226 holiday homes with pool available in Nelly Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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