A Solo Journey to Magnetic Island off the coast of Townsville
After 4 weeks of in depth travelling from Cairns round North Tropical Queensland signed the final vacation spot of the primary a part of my journey. I actually wanted a break, a peaceable place the place I may loosen up, absolutely unwind and at last maintain travelling alone round Australia for extra weeks.
For the second a part of my journey, I needed to check out one thing new. After weeks of flying and solo tenting, I used to be fairly exhausted and due to this fact determined to journey to Australia by prepare.
So after checking all viable prepare journey choices, I grabbed one of many unbelievable presents AustraliaRail had launched and acquired purchased an AUS-RailPass for 3 months. Wanting nearer on the map Magnetic Island was an ideal vacation spot heading south of Cairns.
The right way to get to Magnetic Island and how you can get round
The easiest way to journey to Magnetic Island is to catch the ferry from Townsville. The service rides each half-hour. When you attain the island, a public bus takes you from the ferry terminal by means of the island stopping at a number of resorts and predominant locations.
I had booked my finances lodging on Magnetic Island near Horseshoe Bay within the northeast a part of the island. Except you’ve your individual automobile, it’s essential to use both the bus which rides each hour.
The choice was hiring a mini moke automobile, one in all that humorous topless automobile, or should you desire, rent a scooter, which is ideal enjoyable.
Issues to do on Magnetic Island
After I arrived, I quickly realized that travelling round Magnetic Island wouldn’t be as stress-free as I had imagined. The island presents an excessive amount of to do; you can’t simply lay round all day on the seashore, from numerous water sports activities to snorkelling and reef excursions, to strolling within the nationwide parks. It will be finest should you had 3-4 days to go to all of it.
Strolling on the island
Particularly the walks on Magnetic Island make it right into a paradise for wildlife and mountain climbing lovers. 75% of the island is a nationwide park with wealthy wildlife, so, in case you are fortunate, you’ll be able to spot Koalas within the wild on the Forts Stroll or feed rock wallabies at Arcadia Seaside. And see numerous Kookaburras. They’re actually in every single place.
Strolling is one of the best ways to find Magnetic Island. There are 9 predominant strolling trails to select from, or should you can, do all of them. They take you to secluded little bays or a phenomenal lookout with beautiful views over the coastal cliffs and the blue ocean.
In two days, I may see a lot of the island. This strolling path signal reveals one of many many Walks on Magnetic Island winding by means of the nationwide park’s dry forest to secluded little bays and lookouts with beautiful views over the coast.
Right here under just some pictures to get an thought of what Magnetic Island presents. That is Balding Bay, a stunning secluded tiny little bay.
Calm down on the remoted seashores
My favorite seashore on Magnetic Island is Radical Bay, the place I went for a swim. I felt comfy on a big seashore shore, with some signal of life round me. You may see Radical Bay and, on the right-hand facet, a beautiful view over Rocky Seaside within the pictures under.
That is me having fun with the seashore nearly on my own at Radical Bay on Magnetic Island.
Benefit from the ample wildlife
I used to be not fortunate to identify both a koala or a rock wallaby within the wild. Nonetheless, as I stayed within the bungalow bay koala village, I used to be actually surrounded by fruit bats, kookaburras, geese, possums, lorikeets.
Throughout the Bungalow Bay Koala Village, you’ll be able to take a tour by means of the Australian wildlife sanctuary and the koala hospital, the place you’ll be able to maintain snakes, echidna, lizards, a child croc or cuddle a koala.
Within the image under, it’s me holding a child crocodile.
Soak within the island sunsets
On such a phenomenal island, you can’t miss out on a stunning sundown. I took this image under at Geoffrey Bay, near Alma Bay.
The very best suggestions for visiting Magnetic Island
Lastly, my finest suggestions for visiting Magnetic Island on a solo journey.
- Plan not less than 3 full days.
- Go to between April-Could earlier than it will get bustling within the winter months.
- Rent a automobile or a scooter to benefit from it.
- Alternatively, purchase a every day bus go to navigate the island.
- Deliver your individual meals; there are a number of meals outlets and just one costly IGA on the Ferry Terminal.
The place to Keep in Magnetic Island
The very best place to remain on Magnetic Island is Arcadia, it is rather central and near anything, has attractive seashores like Alma Seaside, and from there you can begin a few of the stunning walks too. Examine this web site for evaluating and reserving Lodging in Magnetic Island.
If you’re on a finances, you’ll be able to keep on the bungalow bay Koala Village.
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First printed in March 2011, final up to date in March 2021
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