Only one week left in Australia! Can't quite believe how quickly time is flying by.
Right now we are in Magnetic Island. Its difficult to think that this place is a hostel (http://www.bungalowbay.com.au/) - we have our own little log cabins, located in the middle of a nature reserve where you literally have wallibies, possums, lizards and random birds wandering outside our cabin.
The island is beautiful - just mountains of rainforest, the great barrier reef, loads of wildlife, etc. Today we will be going on a little explore, maybe a bit of snorkelling!
We took a night bus to Townsville/Magnetic from the tiny tiny town of 1770. Not quite sure where we were exactly as it wasn't much of a town, most like a few stores and our hostel. Quite fun though! Hannah and I decided to brave it and drove some Scooter-roos, or mini choppers. It was incredible fun, even got up to 80 km/hr! The ride took about 3 hours, driving up and down some random roads in the middle of nowhere. Even saw some wild kangaroos! As I was cruising down in my chopper with my leather jacket, couldn't help but think how random this was... We ended up by the coast, watching the sunset with a bowl of wedges. Quite a nice way to end the afternoon!
After another night here, we are taking the ferry back to Townsville to celebrate Hannah's 22nd birthday!
EDIT: Just got back from quite the trek! Somehow we ended up walking many kilometers south - absolutely amazing scenery here, which is why you tend to just walk without realising how far you've gone! I'm uploading pictures as I type this (FINALLY got it working again) so you'll see what I mean - the last couple ones will be from Magnetic Island, and its amazing. Just rainforest, smooth red rocks, and crazy blue sea.
Some change to our plans for the last week in Australia - instead of returning to Townsville, we shall be skipping it (didn't appeal too much on the drive in as it was all being redone) and heading directly up to Mission Beach for some white water birthday rafting :D Shall be fun!
EDIT 2: Ok so no, I have taken more than 12 pictures, but the site stopped working after the first twelve. So the pictures that are up now are only from Syndey, more to come as soon as it starts working again...