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Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail

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Nelly Bay Terminal, Magnetic Island, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
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A pleasant walk

This one of many many beautiful and worthwhile walks you can do in Magnetic Island. This walk is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Josie O
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Great trek

A beautiful walk through the bush, you can turn off along the way to go to the Forts well worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rustyone w
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Sydney, Australia
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“certain level” (2 reviews)
“down hill” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Nelly Bay Terminal, Magnetic Island, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
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"beautiful walk"
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"certain level"
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"down hill"
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"bring plenty of water"
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"horseshoe bay"
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"moderate walk"
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"ferry terminal"
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"national park"
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"the main road"
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"water tank"
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"turn right"
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"shorter walk"
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"worth the effort"
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"magnetic island"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This one of many many beautiful and worthwhile walks you can do in Magnetic Island. This walk is a moderate walk with only slight inclines. It is a beautiful walk in that you have a maginificent view of Nelly Bay, incredible trees and the noise...More

Thank Josie O
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful walk through the bush, you can turn off along the way to go to the Forts well worth the diversion to see some magnificent grass trees near the forts end. The stone and dirt track is in reasonable condition That’s enjoyable enough to...More

Thank Rustyone w
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Cool track which connects two villages, Nelly Bay and Arcade. I went late afternoon, good to avoid the heat and be careful to finish before its dark. I saw 3 wallabies, a possum and a really worth view from the Sphinx Lookout.

1  Thank DiogoChiodini
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A good walk in the different types of bush on the island and brilliant views over the many bays but would only recommend this if you have a spare half day though.

2  Thank Craig G
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Walking is a must on Magnetic Island so pack your hiking boots and get ready to walk some amazing tracks like this one.

1  Thank BobbieX
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

What a great way to enjoy the island. We had great weather which also helps. Maybe a loo or 2 along the way?

1  Thank bekbo
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Take a walk in the bush Great views. Good exercise. Wear good shoes – running shoes are fine. Watch your step – it is a national park not a suburban walkway! Wear a hat. Take water – it is often hot on Maggie island.

2  Thank A-Reel
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Clear walking track, no toilets or water points. I would suggest runners or walking shoes, but you could get away with less. Possible to see koalas. Track is clear, however I would suggest in the wet season there maybe some water crossing and would definitely...More

2  Thank Judy P
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great walk, took about an hour 45 minutes way, medium difficulty but worth it, it was beautiful. We saw 2 people the whole walk (right at the end). It was like we were the only people in the world.

1  Thank rebby6
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We love doing this 7km walk from Nelly Bay to Arcadia through the bush, with excellent views of Horseshoe Bay. Almost guaranteed to see koalas

2  Thank Jo S
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