Sails On Horseshoe
Travel Blogs from Magnetic Island
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 …
Our hostel has it's own wildlife sanctuary and we got the morning tour. Kelly the keeper showed us Barby the salt water croc first. A really beautiful croc weighing just over 10kg. Everyone got to hold her, she way way heavier than Harley at Koorana.
Next we met a red tailed black kockatoo. He gently took seeds from our mouths.
Harry the wombat was a reluctant star, he ran in circles around his ...
... walk. The main reason that I picked this hostel is that it was adjoined onto the koala sanctuary which I was definitely going to see. When I arrived at the hostel it was 10:30, so still too early to check-in. Instead, I dumped my heavy backpack, and taking my day backpack, set off for the 'Forts Walk'. This walk is so named because near the summit there are several forts that were built by the Australians ...
So far this trip is awesome. We've started our 2-week tropical coast/outback tour. Day 1 we traveled to emu park where I saw no emus, but Colin bought us a free drink. The back packer there was cool but nothing compared to the one we're staying at right now on magnetic island. Day 2 we traveled all day to get to magnetic island, but we stopped at Bowen, which was where the movie Australia was filmed. We also watched the movie on the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!
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