Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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After rocking up at a truck stop for free camping that had lots of signs saying no camping, we ended up on a lovely campsite on the beach in Townsville. After having a BBQ of surf and turf (esme wanted the prawns more than me - shocking news I know) we had an early night as we were off to Magnetic Island the following morning.
We caught the 9.30am ferry across to Magnetic Island, we were tired and hot so decided a day on the beach was in order! Now ...
... 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 ...
... ate it off of our loaned dishes with the girls from London who's names are Emma and Sarah. After a feast of beans and doing our washing chores, we went to the hostels bar for quiz night. Prizes were jugs of alcohol, we'd all have preferred food but beggars can't be choosers. There were prices for first place and best team name, Emma cleverly asked the quiz masters name which was Jordan. I came up with 'jor-da-man' and we obviously won! We actually did the best ...
... 163;14) for entry to the sanctuary on three tours a day and an extra $16 if you want to cuddle a Koala. The tour starts at the freshwater turtle pond, a rescue has had two friends flown in to keep her company. They have been and now there's babies about the size of a two pence piece. Although native to Australia there's not enough fresh water on the island to sustain them. We met a black red tailed cockatoo who gently kisses a sesame seed out of your mouth, he and the more common white ...
... grass they seemed to think it was good to lay Bindii's everywhere. That being said Michelle was lucky enough to come across a very long but thin snake. I missed out seeing him as I was trying to find a geocache in a rock wall.
As it was 35 degrees we decided to have a look around from the comfort of an air conditioned car. We attempted to drive around the dam but the roads were closed as there was a lot of construction going on. Next to ...