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I Thought Magnetic Island Was Supposed To Be Sunny

We arrived in Townsville after only one real stop from Airlie Beach. It was Bowen, and well, sorry Bowen, but I wasn’t a fan.

Bowen is fairly well known on the backpacker circuit as being a great place to complete farm work (anyone who wants to extend their visa for a second year must undertake 88 days of farm work to be eligible) and I know several people who lived there and had great things to say about it. 1,109 more words


The East Coast: Magnetic Island

We got the Premier bus from Cairns to Townsville which took 6 hours, including a little lunch break in between. Once we arrived, we had a small wait for the ferry and once we were aboard, it took half an hour to get to Magnetic Island. 867 more words


Pink Skies & Cockatoo Cries

I awoke sharply from the null of my alarm echoing in the illuminated corner of the room. I Quickly hoisted myself out of my sleeping bag, and strode across the cool cement floor towards the blinding light. 940 more words


Townsville and Magnetic Island

I arrived in Townsville late on 13th August after a 9hour journey from Port Douglas. I checked into the YHA hostel which is the best hostel (more like a hotel) that i have stayed in so far! 423 more words



Great Barrier Reef-A deep sea diver’s paradise the Great Barrier Reef puts on a show unlike anywhere else in the world. The reef covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers populated by a variety of fish and underwater vegetation. 290 more words


Magnetic island

The following morning after our dinner with good beer and even sauerkraut i took the bus south. The next stop on my trip was townsville. From here i got the ferry to magnetic island. 398 more words


Roadtrip part 2 : Magnetic Island

Une fois arrivées à Townsville, nous avons pris un ferry pour une vingtaine de minutes afin de rejoindre Magnetic Island.

Nous sommes arrivées à Magnetic Island où nous logions dans un backpack (hôtel petit budget pour les voyageurs). 222 more words