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Sunday 01 July 2012
When we got back to Airlie Beach, we went and had a good catch up with Kath, Leo, Maureen & Alan. They were supposed to be going to the Reef on a day trip but had changed the date which was great for us!
They have a wonderful set up, we were so impressed! Maureen had set up a massage table and Alan is …
Woke to another sunny day so decided to catch a bus up the island to the Forts Walk, where you can check out some WWII gun placements and hopefully some Koala bears. It was baking hot by the time we got there, but we made it to the top and the views were pretty incedible. We could see over the whole island and back across the channel towards …
Crashed out wrapped up in sleeping bag and duvet on top…nippy indeed.
Next morning I checked out and planned on just exploring the island, my friend Charlotte advised doing the Forts walk, however during check out I ended up signing up for the hostels Bungalow Bay Animal Sanctuary, and I am so glad I did. The oppourtunity to hold turtles, several lizards, snakes, baby alligators, wombats and koala. Yes, I now own the ...
... and white fish not otherwise specified) whilst Chloe had fish and chips.
Today we visited a wildlife sanctuary where we had close encounters with various species. Black and White Cockatoos, a Seawater Turtle, Freshwater Crocodiles, Lizards and finally... Koalas! This was the obvious reason for going and Rachel finally got the Koala hug she had been longing for for some time. It was a very enjoyable morning and ...
... wombat it was so fun! The wombat was a bit shy so didn't come out of it's enclosure meaning that we were allowed in to say hello which was really mad! Koala- the koala was so fluffy and soft! They let us hold one of the girls who was nine years old and called Noah, and being a girl it mean that she didn't smell bad which was good haha! They also took a souvenir photo of me with it so I've got that to bring back. Snake- I held two different snakes called carpet pythons! ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSails On Horseshoe Magnetic Island
The Sails on Horseshoe is a great spot to stay at the lovely Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island.
The hosts, Chris and Alastair, are lovely people who are extremely gracious and accommodating.
The rooms are spacious townhouses, over two levels, which are just lovely. The beds were comfortable and it was great having a bathtub!
There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and I'd highly recommend this hotel!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.