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Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA

40 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 Australia
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#4 of 25 Speciality lodging in Magnetic Island
An eco village on the Great Barrier Reef - Magnetic Island Catering for overnight guests with bungalow accommodation + camp grounds in a natural setting full of wildlife. Offering a Deck Bar with pizza menu, reception and tour desk + great pool. Bungalow Bay Koala Park offers in house guests and day trippers a hands on wildlife expereince. Koala Park tours depart 3 times daily at 10AM / 12NOON / 2:30PM for 90 minutes with local rangers - Hold a crocodile, wrap a python around you and hold a crocodile. Book online through Bungalow Bay Website. Koala Cuddle + souvenir photo additional price during tour. Breakfast With the Koala's offers wildlife interaction + cooked buffet breakfast hosted by our rangers. Rangers collect you at 8:30am on Wed / Fri / Sun mornings. Book online through Bungalow Bay Website to guarantee your spot. local Family owned and operated / Advanced Eco Accreditation / members of Zoo and Aquarium Association / YHA hostels Australia
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fjyhant wrote a review 02 Jun
Perth, Australia22 contributions18 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed here for a few days and were so impressed! We booked one of the cabins which were quaint, modern and immaculately clean! We were very surprised that they were one of the cheaper forms of accomodation on the island, considering the beautiful natural surroundings! The resort was very quiet which was perfect for relaxing by the pool. The village is within walking distance to Horseshoe Bay Beach and the bus stop is right outside. Be sure to check out the free bird feeding that happens every day, it was definitely a highlight! (Plus the happy hour starts at 4pm!)
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nola K wrote a review May 2021
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Nlot a lot to see but the guide was very friendly and informative. Nothing like Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville however not much cheaper. Quite overpriced really at a 140 for 3 kids and two adults. Only one wombat, a couple of koalas, some reptiles and a black cockatoo.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Fairly short tour but not much for your money
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Rob R wrote a review May 2021
Australia9 contributions15 helpful votes
The wildlife experience at Bungalow Bay is absolutely wonderful. We're local Magnetic Islanders, and experienced it for the first time for my wife's birthday. Our guide, Ranger Matt, was absolutely fantastic. His knowledge and communication was excellent, and he is a really nice young bloke. Our group size only had about 12 people, and is fantastic for singles, couples, or families. It is fantastic to get up close and personal with native Australian animals, even to hold one specific curious character named 'Shadow' for the entire experience. It was fantastic. Thank you, you do a fantastic job! (Glad Harry came back too guys).
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking, kid-friendly, licenced bar, the bus will drop you off out the front.
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WorldTravla7 wrote a review Apr 2021
Cairns, Australia5640 contributions415 helpful votes
I ended up staying at Bungalow Bay as it was literally the only remaining room available on Maggie Island over the Easter long weekend. I snapped up a Standard Room (A-Frame hut with fridge and double bed) and the rest is history. On the whole, the stay at Koala Lodge was very good. Check-in was right on 2pm (I arrived early, left my bag at reception and went to pick up my scooter) and the hut was comfortable albeit small for $106 a night with no bathroom. Bonus was the 2 bright green katydids/grasshoppers I shared my room with. They were excellent houseguests and barely moved all night. The premises is a 1 minute scooter ride (or 5 mins walk) from Horseshoe Bay, where you will find bars, restaurants, Sunday markets and a beautiful swimming area with stinger nets and lifeguards Free Wifi is available near the bar/reception area but not in the rooms. My hut (number 37) was a bit of a walk from reception and past the camping area but was nice & quiet and close to the amenities block. The team at reception and friendly and helpful (I got directions to the nearby Butterfly walk) and they have wildlife tours and entertainment you can sign up for (it was Easter trivia the night I stayed, and everyone had fun). There is a nice pool area and I enjoyed a moonlight swim and a cheeky cup of red wine while I listed to the trivia at the bar nearby. There are also wallabies and koalas around the premises according to the signs but I didn’t see any during my stay (though I did see 2 koalas and a few wallabies on the Forts Walk).
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Richard wrote a review Mar 2021
Scarborough, Australia273 contributions34 helpful votes
Ended up here on a couple of occasions for drinks in the afternoon. Happy hour from 4-7 and great friendly staff. If you are there around 4:15, the free feeding of the rainbow lorikeets is a must and great fun. We didn’t stay at the accommodation but looks like a great level and a great pool.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA
Which popular attractions are close to Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA?
Nearby attractions include Magnetic Island Forts Walk (1.4 km), Geoffrey Bay (3.6 km), and Stage Door (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA?
Conveniently located restaurants include the REEF Bar Cafe, Scallywags Cafe, and The Early Bird.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kissing Point Fort (14.5 km).