Magnetic: Wildlife

Arguably the must-do thing while on Magnetic Island is the Bungalow Bay Koala Village wildlife tour! For $21 per person (plus $15 for a photo with a Koala) you get to spend 2 hours on a guided tour of the park and it’s enclosures and meet some of the native residents of Australia and Magnetic […]

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Magnetic: Rock Wallabies!

One of the many animals that calls Magnetic Island home are the adorably cute Rock Wallabies – a species of Wallaby that makes it’s home in and amongst the rocks. Rock Wallabies are nocturnal Marsupials that can only be found in Australia and are unfortunately classified as a threatened species! These adorably, fluffy animals are […]

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island – as the name suggests – is a mountainous island 5km offshore from the city of Townsville covering 52km2 and is home to a permanent population of just over 2100. The island gets it’s name from the apparent magnetic effect the island had on Captain Cook’s compass as he sailed by in 1770 […]

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Townsville

After 3 nights bobbing up and down at sea in the Whitsundays and a couple more partying and recovering in Airlie Beach we got back on the infamous (but necessary) Greyhound and headed to Townsville, 276km (3 hours 31 minutes) away. Like Airlie Beach, Townsville is used as a gateway city – in this case […]

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