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Travel Blogs from Magnetic Island
... top, where, from old gun emplacements, we got a sweeping view of the caost and the crystal blue waters.
Hot, sweaty and tired we finally reached Geoffrey Bay. We'd covered over 10km, but after some food and a cheeky ice cream we'd recovered and went off in search of the local rock wallabies.
Down a quiet road next to a smelly, muddy beach, we were a bit synical about finding wallabies... but ...
We finally saw the sun rise!!!! The first time this whole trip!!! We went to the track early this morning, so we could set up in a good spot and stay plonked for the day. We were on the top of the grass mound on turn 7, which was awesome. A ...
... there was only 30mins left. To be honest the towns so small there was ************e in there, not the best place to watch a rugby game. We head back to the hostel for one more drink before bed. There was a quiz night going on but at least it had more of an atmosphere. The wildlife was out in full that day and night, parakeets, possums, wallabies, caterpillars, spiders, luckily no harm came to us or them.
Our next stop is Port Douglas ...
... What we have found quite staggering on our travels north, is that within a 100 years of Cook discovering Australia, there were settlers on Magnetic Island creating businesses. These people were go getters. Of course they are never without their characters one of which we learnt about today. Harry Bottinger lived in a hut on Nellie Bay and declared himself the welcoming committee to the Island, he also received ...
... on top of the two free jugs we'd been given upon arrival!
Seeing as the bus only comes once an hour to take you around the island, the only way to get around is to hire a scooter or a car. So 4 of us got together and hired a car for our full day on the island, we went for one from 'Tropical Topless', which can only be described as a Barbie car! Sam couldn't wait to drive it and wouldn't let me have a go until the afternoon. We took it for a spin round ...
Other places to stay in Magnetic Island
1-3 The Cove, Magnetic Island | Condofrom $200
34 Picnic Street, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island | Condofrom $88
7 Pacific Drive, Magnetic Island | Condofrom $164
4 Kelly Street, Magnetic Island | 3 star condofrom $123