Category: Australia

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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Suburbs of Sydney VII: secrets and squeals

LAVENDER BAY Almost a stone’s throw across the Harbour from Sydney’s Circular Quay lies the oft overlooked Lavender Bay. The shortest ferry ride you can make takes you to Milsons Point and the gaping wide-eyed mouth of Luna Park fairground. But once you’ve negotiated the crowds of thrill seekers, the overhead clickety-clack of the roller

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Music in the square

Now that Fringe is over for another year and mad March too, Adelaide life has returned to normal. Fortunately normal includes free lunchtime music in the city’s Victoria and Hindmarsh Squares courtesy of Music SA and the council. A happy throng of lanyard-bearers and the free enjoyed the late summer sun and tunes from the

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