Destination guide

The relaxing area of Picnic Bay awaits your stay

The island views and gardens create a pretty picture of Picnic Bay. This relaxing and welcoming city entices travellers with its fishing and golfing. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Picnic Bay

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Picnic Bay a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magnetic Island Golf Course (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • The Strand (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • ReefHQ Aquarium (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Billabong Sanctuary (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Picnic Bay

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, December, January, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Picnic Bay

Travellers appreciate the island views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Picnic Bay has to offer. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Picnic Bay. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magnetic Island National Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Magnetic Island (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Radical Bay (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Jezzine Barracks (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • The Strand (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Picnic Bay

The nearest airport is in Townsville, QLD (TSV), located 7 mi (11.3 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Picnic Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 326 holiday rentals near Picnic Bay. From 109 Houses to 173 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Picnic 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 Picnic Bay?

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

  • Magnetic Island Golf Course: 334 holiday rentals
  • Radical Bay: 334 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 Picnic 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 Picnic Bay?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 109 Houses in Picnic Bay. Our other popular types of Picnic Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 173 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 Picnic Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 227 holiday homes with pool available in Picnic Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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