Travel Blogs from Magnetic Island, Australia

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Australia - Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Australia - Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... football match, we were in no mood to be getting up early to catch a 4 hour coach journey to Townsville, and then onto Magnetic Island. Unfortunately that was what we had to do. The 3 hours of sleep after the game felt pointless as we tiredly checked ...

Where are the koalas?, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Where are the koalas?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... we were both still moving from the boat) that we would spend a couple of chill out days off the coast of Townsville on Magnetic Island. Bus took a few hours to Townsville and then got a local bus and then the ferry (about 20 mins) to Maggie Island ...

Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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A bit of a long trek as we catch the bus from mission to townsville and then a very to magnetic. Staying at Reefos which is more like a hotel than a hostel with an ensuite room and a tv, nice. Very friendly possums here that seem to have a tast for fish ...

When it sucks to be traveling..., Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

When it sucks to be traveling...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... . Everyone's just afraid that I'll spread it to them and pretty much keep their distance. So just to let you know, I'm in Magnetic Island, an incredibly beautiful place, and have taken so much dayquil and drank so much orange juice that I was able to ...

M and M...Mission Beach and Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

M and M...Mission Beach and Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... . Thank goodness were off in the morning. 25th June 2005 It was back on the bus to head to Townsville, the gateway to Magnetic Island. Magnetic Island (or Maggie Island if you want to sound local) is so called due to the fact that you cannot take ...

Part racehorse, part clydesdale, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Part racehorse, part clydesdale

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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********************* 16th February 25 minute ferry ride out of Townsville to Magnetic Island. It's such a beautiful place. Arriving here in the Australian summer is frustrating. It's so hot and the water is so inviting but everywhere there are ...

Koala Encounter, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Koala Encounter

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... hot and dusty and as I approached the forts themselves (abandoned WWII lookouts) I began to keep an eye out for Koalas with Magnetic Island apparently being one of the best places to spot them in the wild. Looking for a grey bundle up in the eucalyptus ...

Magnificant  Magnetic, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnificant Magnetic

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... not originally planning on coming here, but were recommended it by Sammy and her sister Hannah. So a quick ferry over the the island and instantly we knew we were onto a winner. The island is just beautiful and a huge difference from the mass sprawl ...

Love and Peace or Else, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Love and Peace or Else

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... and catch the Greyhound to Townsville - which is a pretty nondescript town, and hence immediately catch the ferry to Magnetic Island, so called by Captain Cook in 1770 because he thought it disturbed his compass (subsequently proved not magnetic!). ...

Day 274-280: Mission Beach to Townsville, Mission Beach > Townsville/Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Day 274-280: Mission Beach to Townsville

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... back in Townsville on Sat so we'll see what it's like. When I booked into Base I also booked a 2 night deal at Base on Magnetic Island. For $79 I get 2 nights, ferry crossing, one evening meal, 1 hour internet, cocktail jug and 1 hour sea kayaking, so I'm ...

Island in the sun, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Island in the sun

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... assumed that it's magnetic, when in fact it wouldn't even attract so much as a paperclip. Despite this obvious shortcoming, Magnetic Island is truly a beautiful spot, with mountains sloping dramatically into the ocean, lots of great walks, koalas, and ...

Snake Eyes, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Snake Eyes

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... realizing how rocky this island is and how it got it's namesake from old Captain Cook himself believing the many rocks on the island were effecting his compass though doubt he ever called it 'Maggie' to sound like one of the locals, Nelly Bay is the ...

Magnetized, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnetized

A travel blog entry by murf6481

... Stinger Season yet, when you cant go into the water this far north because of all the jellyfish, so I was able to have a swim there. Magnetic Island was also used as a base during WWII, and you can hike up to the top of the hills and see some of the ...

Wyspa misiow koala, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Wyspa misiow koala

A travel blog entry by skleroz75

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... na szlak, slonce bylo ostre jak zyletka wiec wylalismy na siebie pol butelki opalacza, ale nic przeciwko owadom... Niestety na Magnetic Island aktualnie kroluja konskie muchy, sa ich tysiace...My przekonalismy sie o tym bardzo bolesnie. Na szczyt gory po ...

Off Again with Pistol Pete, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Off Again with Pistol Pete

A travel blog entry by aussie_trip

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... off again!!! Our new driver: Pistol Pete. I never knew someone good have so many bad Michael Jackson jokes!!! Our next stop: Magnetic Island. We had to carch a ferry from Townsville to the Island. On thing I will mention, if you haven't noticed yet, ...

Cairns -> Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Cairns -> Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by christouf

Cairns -> Brisbane : 1 ...

Magnetic Island - oh so attractive..., Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnetic Island - oh so attractive...

A travel blog entry by jentravels

... camping in Bungalow Bay Koala Village in another bay called Horseshoe Bay. First time using our tent here so fingers crossed it's ok! Magnetic island is made up of yet more beautiful beaches and lots of wild koalas! On the first day we saw a little ...

Obligatory East Coast Adventure: Day 7, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Obligatory East Coast Adventure: Day 7

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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There are a few ways to get around Magnetic Island. You can (shudders) bus it, you can rent a scooter and spend the day looking like a big puff or you can rent a Moke and spend the day being laughed at because you're used to driving an automatic now and ...

Magnetic Island and other fun happenings, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnetic Island and other fun happenings

A travel blog entry by mables

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... I hung out there for the rest of the afternoon and was off to Magnetic Island in the morning.  I had booked a trip to Magnetic Island a long time ago with the travel lady and now it was time to embark. I remembered something about holding a koala and ...

Bus, Train, Taxi, Ferry, Bus.  Koala., Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Bus, Train, Taxi, Ferry, Bus. Koala.

A travel blog entry by timefortea

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... weather. We managed to find an extra passenger for part of the taxi ride across Townsville, and caught the next ferry to Magnetic Island, from there catching the cheap and easy bus around the coast to our hostel. A benefit of the train timing ...

Islands again, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Islands again

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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Couple of days away from the ...

Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by whereisandrew

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Very short entry. Lisa and I went to Magnetic Island (it bothered Cpt Cook's compass) for a night. Many plans were made - Kayaking, walking, bikes etc. None were realised as Lisa got so drunk we were in bed at 9.30 and she vomited all the next day ...

Island Paradise, Magnetic Island / Townsville, Australia travel blog

Island Paradise

A travel blog entry by es_rossi

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... verbringen. Naeheres dazu, wenn ich wieder Netz habe (ab dem 14. im Outback). Drueckt die Daumen, dass Druckausgleich trotz Erkaeltung klappt, sonst ist da jemand seehr seeeehrt traurig. Also Ihr Lieben Euch viele sonnige Gruesse aus Magnetic ...

Busy Bees, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Busy Bees

A travel blog entry by surrealist

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... 60's. What a legend. Just a little ferry ride from Townsville (most imaginatively named town on the planet) stands lovely little Magnetic Island, covered in forests and fringed with bays, almost two thirds of it is national park protected. We're staying ...

Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by thai_ler

... it so booked it online on the way there (was cheaper too!). We took the ferry across and got a bus to Arcadia (a part of Magnetic Island... there's only 4 places.. Arcadia, Picnic bay, Nelly bay and at the top of the island is Horseshoe bay. The rest of ...

Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by jalateras

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Some photos of our day trip to Magnetic Island. A ball was had by all ...

Toad Jerky Anyone?, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Toad Jerky Anyone?

A travel blog entry by jammer32

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... "exploration" is limited to what I can see from the car window or a blanket on the beach.   We spent a weekend on Magnetic Island just off the coast of Townsville - affectionately named "Maggie" by the locals. It has about 2000 residents or so, ...

Maggy Island, Mission Beach and Cairns, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Maggy Island, Mission Beach and Cairns

A travel blog entry by abby.midgley

My final three stops on the East Coast of Australia...Less than adventurous i'll tell you that! In Magnetic Island I had to make friends with randomers in the hostel because the Dutchies were staying at a hostel absolutely miles away so on the first night ...

Townsville/Magnetic Island, Townsville/Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Townsville/Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by nclare

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... out when we arrived. We took the ferry across to the island, which was so windy nat was going to sue for whiplash. Magnetic island is beautiful with fantastic coves all around the island, our hostel was stinking with bad smells all around the rooms. ...

Slept in a log cabin in a koala park, Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Slept in a log cabin in a koala park

A travel blog entry by iamclairebear

1 night - Bungalow ...

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