Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Horseshoe Bay

The island views, wildlife and gardens are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Horseshoe Bay. This relaxing city has many special qualities. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Horseshoe Bay

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Horseshoe Bay a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Magnetic Island Golf Course (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • The Strand (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • ReefHQ Aquarium (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Horseshoe Bay

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Horseshoe Bay

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Horseshoe Bay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Magnetic Island National Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Magnetic Island (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Radical Bay (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Jezzine Barracks (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • The Strand (9 mi / 14.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Horseshoe Bay

The nearest airport is in Townsville, QLD (TSV), located 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Palm Island, QLD (PMK), which is 31.2 mi (50.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Horseshoe Bay?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 312 vacation rentals near Horseshoe Bay. From 105 Houses to 171 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Horseshoe Bay are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Horseshoe Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Horseshoe Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Adrenalin Jetski Private Tours: 343 vacation rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach: 343 vacation rentals
  • Radical Bay: 342 vacation rentals
  • Anderson Park Botanical Gardens: 343 vacation rentals
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal: 343 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Horseshoe Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Horseshoe Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 105 Houses in Horseshoe Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Horseshoe Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 171 rentals available
  • Villas: 17 rentals available
  • Cabins: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Horseshoe Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 229 vacation rentals with pool available in Horseshoe Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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