Arcadia Beach Guest house is a unique laid back experience, offering the perfect Island getaway. The property is nestled between tropical gardens at the rear of the property and the beach directly across the road. Relax on the front deck equipped with BBQ facilities, or choose to unwind in one of our communal spaces which boast a fully equipped kitchen, generous open air lounge with TV, dining areas, a free pool table and outdoor pizza oven. The local supermarket is a 1 minute walk, and the bottle shop, pub and restaurants are all within a 5 minute walk. Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire is located directly across from the beautiful Geoffrey Bay Marine Park hosting many varieties of marine life. It has wonderful snorkeling opportunities with the self-guided snorkel trail and Molke shipwreck at your doorstep. Stroll to the end of the bay to see the rock wallabies or take a bush walk to amazing lookouts and see koalas in their natural habitat. We hire open top 4WDs and enclosed wagons so you head off to the more remote and picturesque beaches of Radical Bay, Arthur Bay and Florence Bay (some walking involved) for some snorkeling and finish the day taking in the awesome sunset at Westpoint. The property is a 20-minute ferry journey from mainland Townsville and a 3-minute drive from Nelly Bay Harbor and Marina. Busses meet every ferry, or you can book a private transfer direct with us (small fee applies). Magnetic Island National Park and the Magnetic Island Golf Course are both a 7-minute drive away. We offer a range of accommodations to suit all budgets, from small dorm rooms (maximum 4 beds with no bunks) to a luxurious ensuited apartment with it’s own balcony overlooking the ocean.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
Low score for Nelly Bay
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  • Natalya
    Canada Canada
    Location, comfort, towels provided, super cute. Host provided a good description of things to do on the island.
  • Sund≡r
    Russia Russia
    Great location for walking around and swimming (Alma bay). Quite close to the Ferry Terminal (15 min on foot). Clean, friendly staff. Good furniture.
  • Dorothy
    Australia Australia
    It was convenient to the beach and the staff were helpful

Managed by Koala staff member

Company review score: 8.7Based on 610 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

See koalas in the wild, rock wallabies that will even eat out of your hand and rainbow lorikeets that will visit you at breakfast. We have so much wildlife that is at your doorstep, it's a living sanctuary. Relax on the deck or hire a 4wd - the choice is yours!

Property info

Arcadia Beach Guest House has something for everyone, from four bed dorm rooms to luxury suites. None of our rooms have bunk beds and all have air condition units (except our Safari Tents which have 2 floor fans). We have lots of different areas for our guests to relax so everyone has their own space. Our two kitchens are fully equipped with cookers, frying pans, toasters, kettle, toasted sandwich maker, grills, in fact everything you need to cook all your meals. All our facilities including pool table, TV areas, swimming pool, bbqs and wood fired pizza oven are FREE for guests to use. We are right opposite the beach and stunning sunrise dispalys from the property deck are always a good way to start the day!

Neighborhood info

Great walking tracks for scenery and wildlife surround us and make Arcadia the most laidback part of Magnetic Island - in fact even in peak season here you can relish the peace and quiet. The snorkel trail at Geoffrey Bay is a few minutes walk away, as is the great swimming beach and picnic spot of Alma Bay. We have a small store nearby and also a great pub just up the road - go there on a Wednesday and experience a great Queensland tradition - cane toad racing!

Language Spoken


Area info

Amenities of Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Pool table
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
Wifi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules
Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire takes special requests – add in the next step!

From 14:00 to 18:00
From 08:00 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 11 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
6 - 10 years
Extra bed upon request
50% per child, per night
11+ years
Extra bed upon request
100% per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
VisaMastercardEftposUnionPay credit cardCash
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note there is a surcharge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that only the Alma Bay King Studio can accommodate up to 2 additional guests. There is no capacity for additional guests in all other rooms.

Please note a pick up and drop off service is available to and from the ferry for an additional charge of $10 per room, return. To request this service, please use the special request box when booking or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire

  • Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire is 0.7 miles from the center of Nelly Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • The prices at Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Arcadia Beach Guest House and Car Hire include:

    • Tent
    • Double
    • Suite
    • Studio
    • Bed in Dorm
    • Twin