magnetic island?

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1. Posted by hels82 (Full Member 96 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello. Im currently in Melbourne but thinking i would like some sun for a few days so planning a trip up to Cairns and then maybe getting the bus down to Townsville and going across to magnetic Island. Just wondered if people had been to Magnetic Island-what they thought, what there was to do and where was good to stay. Im not really a huge party animal im more interested in the sightseeing than the clubbing if im honest!! Anyway any tips on Cairns, Townsvile and Magnetic Island will be muchly appreciated!!

2. Posted by JessieG (Full Member 67 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I wrote a heap in the Cairns destination bit. Ch-ch-ch-check it out!

3. Posted by jamesoc_2 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hostels are a bit expensine so check before you go. its well worth a vist a bit quite .went there after a heavy week in airlie beach and the withsundays and it was a good break . alma beach is nice

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3932 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i went to magnetic island a few years ago - i would day it's worth a stop. there are some nice walks and some good snorkelling. i did manage to find some backpacker accommodation but it wasn't that great - i think there are several budget options on the island though.