Whilst in Australia I booked a boat trip to take in the awe that is the Whitsunday Islands.
We flew from Sydney to Hamilton Island and then got a ferry over to Airlie island where the wet season had decended and monsoon rain was all around us. We checked into a hostel called Base X and enquired as to what there was to do on the island, the response, ‘drink’. Not one to not do what I am told, we went off to check out the local bars and find some food. The receptionist wasnt wrong in her advice, apart from the marina, Airlee is a strip of clubs, bars and shops with the occasional massage salon thrown in. Airlee is a holiday resort so the buildings are not built up here so are a little easier to absorb. Unless you wanted to shop or get a massage all there was to do was drink, an example set well by many of the other holiday makers and locals.