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Magnetic Island

The after party from the Whitsundays trip had completely destroyed me- my eyes were puffy and red, I had a sore throat, I was bloated and getting spotty (very attractive!).   583 more words


Magnetic Island

This part of my East Coast Australian journey involved quite possibly one of the worst bus experiences of my life. 30 + degrees, broken air conditioning, a fully packed bus with the scent of collective sweat growing ever more potent. 390 more words


What to do in Townsville: Hike up Castle Hill

There are so many places to go and so many sunsets you still have to see Рone of them is Castle Hill. It is not only a great sunset spot, hiking up to the top is also  great exercise if you take the goat track. 233 more words


Townsville - our penultimate Aussie pit-stop

I was hoping that the final couple of long coach journeys in Australia would allow me to keep up to date with this blog.

So it was sods law that shortly after boarding the bus to Townsville I fell asleep, leaving myself around a week behind with the writing (again)! 816 more words


Magnetic Island: snorkelling, rock wallabies and koalas

Magnetic island is a magical place with wildlife, natural beauty, incredible views and a hostel party scene.

Once I had disembarked the bus, I walked straight into the ferry port to collect my ticket. 876 more words


The perfect plan for Magnetic Island

If you already made it to “Townsville” you should definitely spend time on “Magnetic Island. It is just a 20 minutes ferry ride away and a beautiful little spot to take a holiday from your backpacking-holiday. 320 more words


48 Hours on Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, just off the coast of Townsville in Queensland, is simply Australia in a nutshell. The small picturesque island, relatively unknown to tourists before they visit Oz, is included in most East Coast tour packages, which is how we came across this little piece of heaven last month. 645 more words