Magnetic Island

Trip Start Feb 10, 2008
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Trip End Oct 14, 2008


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Friday, May 16, 2008

Leaving Cairns it was a 6 hour coach ride to Townsville where I got the ferry across to Magnetic Island. The plan was to stay for one night and go to the Koala Sanctuary.
I stayed at the YHA hostel Bungalow Bay which was really nice set in a peaceful location. The facilities were perfect, it was a nice place, shame we could only stay one night.
Part of the hostel is the koala sanctuary next door. I got a 2 hour tour round for $14 that included a cuddle with a koala bear. The tour was brilliant, partly due to the tour guy being so passionate about the animals. Not only did I get to cuddle a koala but also a blue tongue lizard, a snake, a saltwater croc and finally fed a parrot seed from my mouth (lot better then it sounds)!
Due to time restrictions that was all I managed to see of Magnetic Island and horseshoe Bay but what i did see was lovely. Recommend this place to anyone going to the east coast.
Next I go further south.
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