i’ve finally done some travelling out of Brisbane (this is the second time i’m in australia, last time i only stayed in brisbane). right now im sitting in magnums backpackers on magnetic island. Magnums used to be called Arkies, so keep that in mind when you where booked in Arkies and need to get of the bus for Magnums!
I started out last week in brisbane and took the coach up to hervey bay (the starting place for most fraser island tours). I stayed in Herey Bay @ Palace Backpackers. From there i went to a 3 day long 4WD tour of Fraser Island. The tour was great fun and the group i was in was really nice and we had lots of fun (the page of one of the guys i met there is over here, so go check it out). We did the standard program as well as some gooning.
After that i was quite happy to catch the night bus up to Airlie Beach where i stayed at Magnums for a night. My next activity was a 3day/3night sailing/diving/snorkeling trip in the Whitsundays on the maxi sailer Spank Me. The trip was really fun even though we had some rough conditions on the 3rd day. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef was more like Deep Sea rescue training;) Maxi sailing was really fun since i had watched most Alinghi races on the telly when they won America’s Cup. Spank Me was also the first place i ran in to loads of swiss people.
After that i stayed in Airlie beach for another night and went out for some VB with the peeps from Spank Me. I then caught the bus and ferry up to Magnetic Island where i’m staying in a deluxe dorm room (also in a magnums). I still haven’t quite figured out what i’ll do the next few days (i booked 3 nights+food) but i will look into jet skiing round the island.