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Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Horseshoe Bay

The island views, wildlife and gardens are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Horseshoe Bay. This relaxing city has many special qualities. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Horseshoe Bay a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Horseshoe Bay

Whether you're an adventurous traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Horseshoe Bay

The nearest airport is in Townsville, QLD (TSV), located 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from the city centre. 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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 299 vacation rentals near Horseshoe Bay. From 127 houses to 165 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Horseshoe Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Houses in Horseshoe Bay?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 127 Houses in Horseshoe Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Horseshoe Bay include:

  • Flats: 165 rentals available
  • Villas: 17 rentals available
  • Studios: 168 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 220 vacation rentals with pool available in Horseshoe Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.