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Newcastle Island

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Address: Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6X6, Canada
Phone Number: 250.754.7893
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it is something you have do it is very nice and all the people I know love it Good food music you are in a other world it is like a vacation on a nice sunny day must try it I tell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
679bill
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is something you have do it is very nice and all the people I know love it Good food music you are in a other world it is like a vacation on a nice sunny day must try it I tell you all your friends will never forget it

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took the 10 minute ferry ride over on a beautiful day and rode the approx. 6 K around the island. Ferry service was good. Extra $5 for each of the bikes which the operator secured on the bike rack at the top of the boat. Trail is clearly marked and good riding. Some of the sections... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Island is great for camping & hiking ... The ferry ride is short & the hikearound the perimeter (8km) is fairly easy... Except the hidden climb about 1//way around, up to a higher level .. Have to hunt around for it but it's there & just a bit of a climb with good tree roots to hold on to... More 

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Thank S_Leach
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short ferry ride from Nanaimo. Newcastle Island is a great little escape for the day. You can walk the entire Island in a few hours or spend the day at the beaches.

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Mississauga
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike around the island is wonderful with views of old giant trees, beautiful beaches and fantastic views of Nanaimo skyline. Peaceful place to be with such a short boat ride from Nanaimo. Best yet, enjoy a sausage at the canteen after the hike - the best smokie we have had in a long time!

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Thank MMALoveTravel
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived by ferry, took my parents when they came to visit Vancouver island, they loved it as well. Great for a nature walk. Restaurant looks a little dismal but their veggie burger was actually delicious! Gave an extremely generous serving of fries too, an entire plate of fries. Ice cream is good there. We walked the whole island perimeter, can... More 

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Thank moniquerunsfree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy little island, with very little on it. There is an old rock quory for kids to climb around. Trails for everyone, beaches. If you have the time, kayaking and swimming are also a blast.

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Thank Nathan D
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group hiked around the island and enjoyed all the ocean views and the boat ride there and back. Great place to take your grandchildren for the day and soooo close to home.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For an island that is so close to the mainland, Newcastle island remains very wild and natural. There are a few buildings dotted around but mostly you feel you are in the complete wilderness. We walked around 80% of the island and were treated to sandy beaches, forest streams, tall woods, a lake and we even saw a seal pup... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newcastle island is kept natural. No residences, but there is a campsight. It's mostly trails for walking and cycling. There is also a cafe where you can stop and get a coffee or icecream or use the bathroom.

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