Category: travel

Attracted to Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island accora Cleveland Bay from Townsville, Queensland

Just twenty minutes by ferry from northern Queensland’s Townsville,¬†across Cleveland Bay lies the tropical paradise (and suburb) of Magnetic Island. Named after an incident where Captain Cook’s navigational instruments went on the blink, there’s (sadly) nothing actually magnetic about the place but still plenty of attraction. The foot passenger ferry is packed with day trippers

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Drams and drama

The Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie Built into the hill like a hobbit cathedral, the new Macallan Distillery fills the visitor with an almost religious sense of wonder. Watch people’s faces as they enter the subterranean vault that houses both a state of the art 15 million litres per year production facility and sleek high tech visitor

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Boats, borders and booze

Saturday afternoon in northern Zealand or southern Sweden… what shall we do? Pub? Restaurant? Shopping? Park? How about country-hopping on the ferry? Or just stay all day (!) on board as it shuttles back and forth the 4 km Oresund channel between Denmark’s Helsingor and Sweden’s Helsingborg. Swedes take the boat to access cheap(er) alcohol

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