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Magnetic Island

Also called Maggie, Magnetic Island lies just outside the coast of Townsville, about a 20 min ride with the ferry. It’s really big holiday destination along Aussies and a common stop for Backpackers as well. 589 more words

Tropical Island Life (It's Tough Out Here!)

I can’t imagine what made me think that a rest day on a tropical island would be a good idea.

Maybe the heat and noise and dirt of the road got to me.  573 more words

Cycle Touring

Magnetic Island

Off the coast of Townsville lies a small island with a population of just 2500 people and some of the most beautiful bays in Queensland. Magnetic island was named by Captain Cook when his compass failed to work as he sailed by in 1770. 412 more words


Adventure: Townsville

After three weeks almost entirely on my own, I gratefully arrived in to the bus station in Townsville to be collected by my friend, Peta, and her husband, Dan. 495 more words


Magnetic Island, Queensland

We took the car ferry over to Maggie Island, as the locals like to call it. It was only a smooth 35 minute crossing and a real bonus that you can take your own car over. 242 more words


Happiest place in Australia?

What does Townsville, Cairns have off to offer? Head to page 40…


Memorable Moments on Maggie Island

On the morning of the 13th I checked out of Nomads and met with Nicola in reception as we would be travel buddies to Townsville where I would catch a ferry over to Magnetic Island. 1,311 more words

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