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Magnetic Island
Queensland 4819 Australia

Arcadia at Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island, Townsville Area

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Arcadia is the smallest of the four main bays around Magnetic Island. Arcadia surrounds two of the Island's prominent bays: Alma Bay and Geoffrey Bay.

Geoffrey Bay is a Marine National Park Zone - which means no fishing or collecting - but is great for exploring during low tide. The old barge jetty, which is situated on the left side, is a great spot for feeding rock wallabies at dusk.

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Alma Bay is a very popular swimming spot for local and visitors alike. The Arcadian Life Saving Club patrols the beach on weekends and public holidays. There are also public amenities such as a gas barbecue, picnic tables, shaded children's play ground, changing areas and toilets.

Alma Bay is also famous for its ANZAC Day Commemorations. Real-life soldiers from the Thirty-fifth Field Squadron (Reservist Engineers) annually re-enact the events that took place and make a dawn landing right onto the beach.

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Property Details


  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

General Comments

Most Shops are open from Monday through to Saturday.

How To Get There

Follow the signs to the city centre. From there, the passenger ferry terminal is situated on Ross Creek on Sir Leslie Theiss Drive. The car/passenger ferry is also right in the city, it is on the opposite side of Ross Creek on Ross Street.

A local taxi and bus service are available at any time to transport visitors anywhere throughout the four main bays.

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