We started our day in style this morning, and headed straight down to the ferry terminal to rent a car for the next couple of days. There’s only one car you wanna be renting on magnetic island, and that’s the iconic Malibu barbie car from topless rentals! It’s like a little go-kart and is the ideal thing to be whizzing around the island on (even if it means making it up the hills a bit tricky!).
We headed straight for our hostel (Bungalow Bay Koala Village) to dump our bags, and then drove back down to the coast for breakfast at the Bikini Tree Cafe in Arcadia bay. I had some bangin avocado toast and a coffee, and we chilled there for a little while before hopping back in the moke and driving up to horseshoe bay. We had a sunbathe and a dip in the sea – they have stinger nets in the sea at horseshoe bay so you can swim (almost) worry free.
We checked in to our room, and managed to upgrade to a poolside one with our own bathroom – thanks Owen! Just before 5pm we drove down to Geoffrey Bay, with the hope of seeing – and feeding – some baby wallabies! We bought some food with us and luckily enough got to get up close and personal with at least 4 of the little cuties. They are called rock wallabies cause they live in the rocky bush along the shore, and are very human friendly as they’re used to being fed by them each day!
We dropped the car back at the hostel and walked up to horseshoe bay to get some happy hour beers at marlins bar, and dinner at Noodies on the beach (we were promised a free sombrero with every meal but unfortunately we didn’t get one!)
Our whip for the day
Baby wallabies at Geoffrey Bay