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Magnetic Island - swimming adventures

Day 88 and 89 – 27 and 28 October, 2014

The Rainbow Lorikeets were back early for some breakfast.

We headed out to explore other parts of Maggie, catching the bus into the main hub of Nelly Bay (where the ferries dock).  362 more words

The attractions of Magnetic Island

The story goes that Magnetic Island was given its name after Captain Cook believed it was full of iron deposits that were causing problems with his ship’s compass. 925 more words


Australian Fauna

The wildlife in Australia is often regarded as being dangerous yet exotic. I can definitely say it is different to that of Europe but the likelihood of an encounter with something dangerous is extremely low. 356 more words


Road Trip: Whitsundays and Magnetic Island

Well haven’t we been having fun this past week! :) Taking a little holiday break from our Campervan, we have just completed doing two of the most popular spots on the East Coast: The Whitsunday Islands and Magnetic Island. 1,499 more words


Uncovering Australia's east coast; Part 1

Geared up for a full “Oz experience” I took a flight (Malaysia Airlines) from Singapore to Brisbane to be met by Geoff, a good friend I made in Aspen, Colorado in 2012. 1,228 more words

South Africa

Townsville to Magnetic Island: The Land of Koalas

A bit of advice – don’t skimp and save by booking on to an overnight greyhound bus service to anywhere long distance in Australia… or anywhere to that matter.   2,238 more words