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“A Nice Walk”
Review of Newcastle Island

Newcastle Island
Ranked #4 of 75 things to do in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
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Shoreline, Washington USA
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Nice Walk”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Whether you are in Nanaimo by boat, car, float plane or ferry, make your way to Newcastle. Give it a couple of hours to walk the island's trails after reading some of the island's history at the ferry dock and pavilion(s). Regardless of the weather, it is an enjoyable place.

Visited July 2012
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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Trip to Newcastle Island”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Quick ferry trip; beautiful environment; wildlife; food; peace & quiet.

Visited July 2012
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Parksville
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Scenery and hiking trails”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Bring a picnic and spend the day hiking the trails along the oceanfront. There's also a restaurant...burgers, etc., but the main event is the island itself.

Visited August 2011
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Comox, Canada
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Precious Gem”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

After a little hike from the ferry (bring good walking shoes) great areas for hiking and picnicing. Fabulous ocean views and hidden beaches. I love this island and will return.

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Leighton Buzzard
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92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Interesting place with wildlife”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

A short ferry ride away, this is a good place to walk, spot wildlife and relax for a few hours. Take a picnic when the weather is kind. Good, strong coffee served at the cafe.

Visited June 2012
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