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Resort Details
Island Palms Resort

13 The Esplanade, Nelly Bay Magnetic Island
Queensland  4819

Phone: (07) 4778 5571
Fax:     (07) 4778 5599

Island Palms Resort is located on Magnetic Island, just 25 minutes from Townsville by regular ferry. Magnetic Island is a chance to experience a beautiful environment that seems, in many wonderful ways, magically untouched by time, making it uniquely relaxing and rejuvenating. Much of the Island is forested National Park, complete with wallabies, possums and koalas. Bird life is prolific. Activities include horse riding, golf, jet skiing and snorkelling or scuba diving. If you don't want to go under to see the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, skip across to Townsville to visit the world's largest coral reef aquarium instead. It's all easy from Island Palms. Set in landscaped tropical gardens, Island Palms is located on the beach front in Nelly Bay, just 10 minutes drive from the ferry terminal. Comfortable apartments accommodate up to six people - that includes kids, because they're people too! The main bedroom has a queen bed and ensuite, second bedroom has its own ensuite and two comfy single beds. This is a three level walk-up resort , so if you have any mobility difficulties, give the resort a call as soon as you book to reserve a lower level apartment! All apartments are air-conditioned and have their own telephone, DVD/CD player, washing machine and clothes dryer. You will find the kitchens well equipped, with a fair-sized refrigerator, a microwave, cook top and all the kitchen knick-knacks you need. However, rest easy! If your idea of a holiday is staying out of the kitchen, there are three good restaurants within easy walking distance and several more a short bus ride away. Guests who have walking difficulties and cannot climb any higher than 16 stairs, we suggest you contact the resort to discuss availability of a first floor apartment prior to locking in your exchange.


The Facilities

Island Palms has a heated swimming pool which is heated during the winter months for your swimming comfort, large barbecue, a rooftop sundeck and for the more energetic, a compact tennis court. Car hire and pickup is available at the resort office as well as other tourist bookings. A small shopping centre is nearby, including a supermarket.

Check in

Check in - Saturday 4.00pm. Check out - Saturday 10am

If you expect to arrive after 5:00 pm for check-in, please ensure you telephone the resort prior to 5pm on the Saturday to make arrangements for the key and to discuss after hours check-in. If you will not be departing Townsville, at the latest, on the 3:45pm Sealink passenger ferry, or the 2:40pm Fantasea car barge - you will not arrive before Reception's scheduled close time of 5pm. Management is not necessarily on-site after hours, so this is essential. If, however, you expect to arrive early, Island Palm's Managers are happy to do their best to facilitate an earlier check in - but only if advised in advance. Reception hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat. Closed on Sunday.

Alert Notes

A valid credit card/refundable $200 cash deposit is required at check-in.

This is a non-smoking resort and no smoking is allowed in the apartments, on balconies or any common areas. One outdoor designated smoking area is provided. Please consider this restriction when booking.

The resort is a 3-story building and stairs must be used to access ALL apartments. The least amount of stairs to be climbed is 16 and there are no lifts at the resort. Guests who have walking difficulties and cannot climb any higher than 16 stairs, we suggest you contact the resort to discuss availability of a first floor apartment prior to locking in your exchange. Monsoon season in North Queensland is in February and March, which means plenty of rain. No surprise, they are also the quietest tourism months of the year. As a result, some tour operators will not offer trips during this time. Stinger season Dec-March.


Fly to Townsville airport. Transfer by ferry to Magnetic Island. If driving take the Bruce Highway north from Brisbane to Townsville - approx 20 hours. Transfer by Car Ferry to Magnetic Island. Advance Car Ferry bookings are essential, phone (07) 4796 9300, cost from $178.00 return. Car Barge information - www.fantaseacruisingmagnetic.com.au Passenger Ferry: Getting to Magnetic Island is easy with Sealink - and it's more affordable than you might think; only $76.00 for a family of two adults and three children or $33.00 per adult return. Enjoy light refreshments and the stunning views as you're whisked across Cleveland Bay in one of the fleet of high speed catamarans. Once you disembark the ferry at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, it is a flat 1km walk to Island Palms Resort. Alternatively, taxis/busses are available from the terminal. There are approximately 15 services day and night from the Breakwater terminal. It's only 25 minutes from the city streets to one of the most beautiful natural tropical islands in Queensland. Please refer to pricing and timetables at www.sealinkqld.com.au Phone 07 4726 0800.