An Almost Free Holiday in Magnetic Island


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Having traveled with train, boat and bus to get from Tully to Magnetic island I was happy when I finally got dropped off at Base Hostel where there was a nice little forest just 50 meters from the beach. A perfect place for me to string my hammock. Together with my snorkeling gear, pennyboard and books I was ready for a free stay on the holiday island.
And it almost was. I cooked my meals and had a couple of beers over at Base where I also spent most of the days relaxing by the pool. I also chipped in on a four wheel drive rental car together with some British to see what the island had to offer.
First stop on our roadtrip was Geoffrey Bay where there were plenty of rock wallabies who would come up and eat carrots out of our hands and mouths. From there it was not far to both Radical Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Florence bay where we got to do some hiking and to see some World War II bunkers.
At the end of the day we drove to a place callwed Westpoint for some sunset picnick. We all agreed on, even though on of us had to sit in the trunk, that the 20 dollars each was well spent to get to explore the many nature parks and beaches that Magnetic Island has to offer.
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