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“Good camping great daytrip”
Review of Newcastle Island

Newcastle Island
Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Nanaimo
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good camping great daytrip”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Good facilities for camping but you have to pack light because of the ferry ride and walk- in sites. Charming histioric buildings, long walk around the park and lots of au-natural picnic sites. Lovely typical west coast beaches, not great for swimming but for beachcombing. Overnight camping usually involves encounters with curios wildlife.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“One of my favourite places”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

A bit hard to get to because it is an island. But get there, and it is worth it. We take our own boat over so it makes for an easier trip. There is so much offered by this park. Mooring buoys for boats, a nice dock if space is available, beaches, hiking trails, camping, good bathrooms, day picnic areas, and views to die for.

Visited October 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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“Lovely place to visit”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Quick trip across to the island. Nice walks by the sea and through the forest. Saw some interesting birds. Had a meal at the Pavilion which was very good. All in all a really nice place to visit

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Pleasant hike”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Good views of the Sunshine coast. Interesting information tablets giving the history. Pleasant hike of 9 km. The ferry service was reliable travelling every half hour.

Visited August 2013
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Prince Edward Island, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Absolutely Beautiful”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

A quick and reasonably priced ride on a 'pickle boat' from the Nanaimo Harbour will take you to Newcastle Island, a Provincial Marine Park. Upon your arrival there are bathroom facilities and a canteen to purchase food and souvenirs. There is plenty of day space and overnight camping as well; keep in mind you will have to carry everything you may need! There are well worn trails all around the island but, washrooms/food are only available at the one end so, be prepared as it is not a short little walk if you decide to walk around the entire island. It is amazingly secluded considering it is just minutes from downtown Nanaimo. Besides the many bird species, it is also home to some fascinating history. Some of which includes Sandstone, Pulpstones and even a ghost story... A trip definitely worth making and a lovely way to spend the day.

Visited July 2013
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