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Picnic Bay Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Picnic Bay hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Places to Visit in Picnic Bay

Feeling excited about your trip to Picnic Bay? Like some tips about what to see when you arrive? That's where we can help!

In the mood for a postcard-worthy evening by the water? Bring a picnic blanket and find a good vantage point to take in a brilliant ocean sunset at Horseshoe Bay Beach. There's a wonderful range of things to do in and around this destination. Time spent amongst nature is proven to enhance both your emotional and physical well-being. Spend time at Magnetic Island National Park and reap the benefits of connecting with our natural world. Still got some time to spare? Interested in the extraordinary aquatic world? Get close to amazing animals and discover the wonders of Earth's waters at ReefHQ Aquarium.

Picnic Bay Accommodations

Picnic Bay boasts 45 conveniently located properties, so why hesitate? Choose your ideal accommodations for your luxury getaway or cheap vacation with a little help from Expedia.

The Maggies Beachfront Apartments (1 Pacific Drive) and the Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island (146 Sooning Street) are two of the higher-end choices in Picnic Bay. Book a room at either and you're bound to have some of the nicest services and hotel features in town. Would you prefer more low-cost accommodations? Take a look at the Waters Edge The Strand (63 64 The Strand) and the Base Magnetic Island Hostel (1 Nelly Bay Road).

Nearest Airports to Picnic Bay

There's nothing as satisfying as arriving at Townsville Airport (TSV) after a lengthy flight. When you've grabbed your baggage and stretched out those stiff limbs, you'll be around 7 miles from Picnic Bay's heart.

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Best Lodging Options Near Picnic Bay

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Cstay CA $60
Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020
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Cstay

32 Picnic Street, Picnic Bay, QLD
     
    4.7 of 5
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nice quiet property on Maggie Island. The two-person bedroom was clean, air-conditioned and nice inside. The place had a kitchen and fridge for our food. The owner was really nice.

    Tropical Palms CA $110
    Reviewed on Dec. 12, 2019
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    Tropical Palms

    Tropical Palms

    34 Picnic Street, Magnetic Island, Picnic Bay, QLD
       
      4.6 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Large, clean rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice small pool.

      Serenity on Magnetic
      Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2019
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      Serenity on Magnetic

      Serenity on Magnetic

      16 - 20 Yule Street, Picnic Bay, QLD
         
        3.9 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Set of units located in a very quiet Bay on Magnetic Island. Offers exactly what is described and close to local food and transport. Some of the best meals we have had out in a while - breakfast or dinner Fantastic owners with great communication. Nice and clean. Thanks for the relaxing and effortless ...

        Sail Rock Apartment 2
        Sail Rock Apartment 2

        Sail Rock Apartment 2

        29 Yule Street, Picnic Bay, QLD
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Picnic Bay, this golf holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Magnetic Island Golf Course and within 9 miles (15 km) of Magnetic Island National Park and Radical Bay. Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal and Horseshoe Bay Beach are also within 12 miles (20 km).

          Island Adventure Holiday House
          Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2019
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          Island Adventure Holiday House

          Island Adventure Holiday House

          14 Yule Street, Picnic Bay, QLD
             
            4.9 of 5
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Highly recommend this property. So clean and very spacious. Perfect set up for our large family with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Everything in the house that you could possibly need is here 😍

            Reflections Villa 1
            Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2019
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            Reflections Villa 1

            Reflections Villa 1

            1 Esplanade, Picnic Bay, QLD
               
              5.0 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Lovely quiet location and very close to some great walking tracks.

              Blue on Cockle
              Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2019
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              Blue on Cockle

              Blue on Cockle

              Blue on Cockle, Cockle Bay, Cockle Bay, Picnic Bay, QLD
                 
                5.0 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                perfect location to relax, no need to go anywhere. Somewhat rustic, which just added to the charm.

                Picnic Bay Apartments Unit 4
                Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2019
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                Picnic Bay Apartments Unit 4

                Picnic Bay Apartments Unit 4

                6 The Esplanade, Unit 4, Picnic Bay, QLD
                   
                  5.0 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  great location - easy to access. spacious and comfortable.