Arkies On Magnetic

Address: 7 Marine Parade, Townsville, Queensland, 4819 , Australia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 7 Marine Parade, Townsville, is near Gavin Ryan Studio.
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Travel Blogs from Townsville

So much walking, Mark nearly divorced me

A travel blog entry by richandmarkinoz on Jan 23, 2015

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... I then took us the wrong way to the walking path that led up 'Castle Hill', the large red cliff fronted hill that overlooks Townsville and out towards Magnetic Island. (I should also point out at this point that it's approximately 12pm, it's 30 degrees plus and I'm dragging Mark round in flip flops....) We eventually found the foot of the hill (after Mark had seen the hill and told me in no uncertain terms that 'if you think I'm going up that, ...

Meeting Thor-Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by rach1644 on Jan 06, 2015

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... crocodiles - but they were behind a fence and fairly uninteresting. Big, lazy prehistoric beasts! Rachel braved it by feeding a load of lorikeets - which swarmed her like something out of the Hitchcock movie, landing on her head, pecking out of her hand and surrounding her like they hadn't eaten for days. I was instructed to get close and capture his on camera - lucky me! My brave animal moment came when I held (half) a snake. Most of you will know how ...

Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by paul_emma on Nov 24, 2014

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... season starts in November and lasts until April. There are nets up in Townsville and Arcadia but not on Horseshoe Bay. A group of young Americans didn't see the risk but they were the only ones in the water - Darwinism at its finest. The beach runs straight out of the bush but for a short single road with a couple of cafes and picnic benches. Another amazing spot. We walked the length of the bay, watched the sun go down and were invited for a BBQ by some more hospitable ...

In the beginning

A travel blog entry by rebeccaangel on Nov 12, 2014

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Today I started my journey across the world. I cried saying goodbye to Theo. I'm going to miss him so so so so much it's not funny. Not sure how I am going to move to Brisbane without him next year. I had 14kg luggage which is very good for me (only like half full). I am so excited to get there not looking forward to the plane ride though. 2 hours to Brisbane. 20 hours to Dubai. 7 hours to ...

Innisfail to Townsville Part 2

A travel blog entry by jeffandkaren on Oct 27, 2014

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After leaving Ingham, we continued south to a tiny place called Balgal Beach. Here we free camped a few days, 20 metres from the beach. It was so beautiful and peaceful with only room for 10-12 small to medium sized caravans. There were picnic tables and BBQ's under cover, soft green grass, tropical trees and a War Memorial. Did I mention it was so ...