Magnetic Island, Queensland
Now in Magnetic Island, finally a bit of sun and some money to spend. Weather is unbelievable and one of the most beautiful beaches we've ever seen.
Flights were ok , and Perth was lovely, both really wished we'd been there longer, already resolving to go back and see it properly one day then flew to Cairns. Most miserable morning, arrived at Cairns at 4.30am and sat in a 24hr Mcdonalds for an hour. eventually found a hostel, they offered us a cheap provate room and then spent the day looking round Cairns, seeing the lagoon, the marina, sorted our trip and watched some crazy folk band in the sun which was lovely. Then spent the next day on a boat out to the reef, scuba dived and snorkled on the Great Barrier Reef, again unbelievably gorgeous. except for the seas sickness!! some strange burn patches as wel!! Then back to our rather quiet hostel for a dinner of pot noodles!
Got on the Oz experience bus on the third day, did some supermarket shopping and went to a croc farm and fed kangroos which was actually quite sweet. arrived in mission beach that afternoon and went down to the beach with some people we met at the hostel. Much nicer place this time, clean, airy, proper kitchen was a bit of a luxury even sharing dorms. theen, actually white water rafted, was pretty exciting and the rainforest was spectaclar. both fell out, got totally soaked and had an ozzie bbq in the bush!! then chilled out att he hostel for the afternoon and had a proper cooked meal!!
Got back on the oz bus and the ferry across to magnetic. Seriously beautful. Crazy night last night, boys dressing up as grls and free drinks and things, again they upgraded us to our room for no extra price which is quite nice. spent the morning in the sea and on the beach.Its so hot, hotter than corfu and its not even summer here!! first day it hasnt rained tho. not a single cloud and the reef is a short swim for the beach so we're going snorkelling again after lunch!!