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The only reason I went there was because I had a free nights stay at Base Hostel with my Oz Experience package and the return ferry takes 20 mins and cost around £16 from Townsville. I hadn't heard many people talk about it so probably wouldn't have gone if I didn't have the free night. I am so glad I did though!!
The East Coast is beautiful, but Magnetic Island takes it to the next level. It's so much more natural, well, it is a National Park - you can see wild rock wallabies, koalas and possums!
To feed wild rock wallabies you can hire a car or get the bus to Geoffrey Bay, walk up the track and there are loads of them! They are adorable and this was definitely a highlight of my short stay there.
You also have to do the Forts Walk to try and spot a wild koala - luckily for us someone had made an arrow from sticks pointing to one (they don't move much!) At the top of the walk you get an incredible view of Florence Bay
If you have any questions please ask in the comments or tweet me @alicewojcik