Nelly Bay is a village of Magnetic Island, and a suburb of the City of Townsville, Australia. Nelly Bay is considered the main Bay and Village of Magnetic Island as the village consists of the Magnetic Harbour precinct which accommodates the Island’s new Ferry and Barge Terminal, meaning people travelling from Townsville on the ferry or barge will arrive at Nelly Bay.
Nelly Bay is also home to Magnetic Island’s largest infrastructure development, Magnetic Harbour, also known as Nelly Bay Harbour. The development consists of a New Ferry and Barge Terminal, an emergency services Helipad, retail service, and mixed residential dwellings throughout the project.
Currently, Magnetic Harbour is the arrival and departure point for ferries and barges traveling to and from Townsville, with numerous services each day between both Ferry operator, Sunferries, and Car and Passenger Barge operator, Fantasea Cruising Magnetic.