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!)
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.
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).
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).…
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.