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Feb 17, 2010 - Fraser Island by Four X Four
I had an early morning pick up from Noosa and headed off in the Fraser Island Four Wheel Drive Jeep. All told we were a very North European group - Germans, Dutch, Swedes and Irish (I think we still qualify as Northern Europeans don't we?) apart from Ryan our cheerful Aussie guide. Every sentence started with 'Alroighty guys!..' Fraser is an all-sand island - the largest in the world and world heritage protected. It's about 125km long by 30km wide and is the only rainforest in the world grown on sand. It can only be visited in a 4x4 as...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2010 - Fraser Island
Fraser Island lies just to the east of the coast (30 minutes by ferry) and is the largest sand island in the world. A national park with world heritage listing. No paved roads all travel is by four wheel drive vehicles. Sub-tropical rainforests and high hills all based on sand. One of the few places you may drive on the beach - all 75 miles of it along the eastern coast. A ship wreck on the beach and beautiful fresh water streams flowing into the sea. We finished our trip at lake MacKenzie, a massive freshwater lake high in the sand dunes...Jump to full entry
Dec 9, 2009 - Rainbow Beach Fraser Island.
Dragging Ugly Betty around the corner in this trips shortest drive for one day (34km) , we arrived at lovely little Rainbow Beach. Man has this placed changed since we came here 15 years ago as a newly wed-couple. Of course I am still the striking adonis-like figure with strong lustrous hair that I was at University. I recall seeing a hotel, and a shell servo, and thats about it. Now its a thriving coastal tourist town with fancy cafes and upmarket pubs. We'd travelled 15000km without losing a child and within 10 minutes of arriving at this...Jump to full entry
Oct 7, 2009 - The dingo ate my baby!
Yes, I saw a dingo today. They look just like cute dogs, but really mean when they are angry. We took a day tour of Fraser Island off the coast of Rainbow Beach. Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island and home to several exotic species of flora and fauna. A day tour really isnt enough to really appreciate Fraser Island but from one day you can tell its pretty awesome.Jump to full entry
The Fraser Island experience is definitely a memorable one. When else do you find yourself in a situation where you are chucked together with 6 complete strangers, pay a 1000 dollars deposit that will never be seen again if a splash of sea water touches the engine of your 4-wheel drive and get sent off to explore a remote island that is surrounded by an ocean full of sharks and crocodiles... I did feel a tinsy bit nervous when we got on the ferry. I wanted to establish quickly whether my travel mates were risk takers and ruthless drivers....Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2009 - Day 15 – Fraser Island – Stunning!!!!!
For the first time on the trip we actually had to set an alarm this morning to make sure we were awake on time. This is in contrast to the two alarm clocks that we are travelling with we have no ability to set to a desired time. Out the front of the park at 7am to get on the bus to get to a boat to get to another bus. It was a very long day, particularly for Aaron, 11 hours from pick up to drop off, but both the boys were very well behaved. The aboriginal name for Fraser island is K’gari – translated means paradise (so I’m told). Those of...Jump to full entry
Apr 1, 2009 - Rainbow Beach - Fraser Island
Passed through Maryborough where Mary Poppins author came from this was on way to Rainbow beach our stop prior to going over to Fraser Island. We had a game of volleyball on the beach which did not have 72 different shades but two - black and yellow - call me a cynic! Fraser island was so called after Captain Fraser and his wife. His wife was rescued from Aboriginals but Captain Fraser was killed (had two different stories from guides so probably best to read up on this). Indian head (Aboriginals appeared on the hill top and natives where...Jump to full entry
Feb 24, 2009 - Dingoes and Perfection
Fraser Island is the biggest island in the world formed entirly out of sand. It is loaded with rainforests, wildlife, and history. We took a couple of days to explore this natural attraction. We rented a car from Brisbane and drove north up the coast to Rainbow Beach. It took us 2.5hrs to get there. We spent the night there at a hostel signing kareoke. The following morning our tour picked us up in a 4x4 truck and we drove to the coast where we boadred a barge. The barge "Manta Ray" took us and the truck across the water and onto the...Jump to full entry
Dec 25, 2008 - Fraser Island
Slightly fuzzy head (me not Martin…he’s far too accomplished at this drinking lark) as we have to be up at 5.45am to catch the flight to Hervey Bay. Groan. The girls are brilliant as ever, bouncing out of bed and cheerful about whatever transport we are about to put them onto. Brief flight, and then we have a 2 hour wait on the dock at Hervey Bay, waiting for the ferry over to Fraser Island. The girls and I explore what little there is to see while we wait, while Martin tries to add some more photos to the blog – painfully slow… This...Jump to full entry
Dec 20, 2008 - Hervey Bay and Fraser Island
Merry Christmas to everyone. Well What can I say. Christmas is approaching fast!! only a few days left. since the last Blog I have been to a place called Lady musgrave Island which is beside the town of 1770. It is an island made of coral. Thousands of years ago when the sea receded. Patr of the reef was left exposed and subsiquently died and turned into the island. It is an amazing place to dive from and I saw loads of turtles. It is a majour breading ground for them.. I also saw my first Shark while diving!!! It was a white tiped reef...Jump to full entry
Dec 19, 2008 - Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island, QLD - Oasis in the desert
Both woke up for the 2nd day in a row hungover (Adam slightly more so as Tim had managed to get a decent 8 hours of sleep in), but sorted ourselves out for our 2 day/1 night trip around Fraser Island on a 4x4 bus. Our guide for the trip, Cam, picked us up at about 7:45 where we drove to Inskip Point to board our barge ferry for the 20 minute to Fraser Island. Once on the island we drove up 75 mile beach to the Eulong resort (seeing a wild dingo pup on the way). We stopped off at the resort for a quick coffee before driving further north...Jump to full entry
Dec 8, 2008 - Fraser Island camping day 3
We woke up this morning not quite believing we made it through the storm, man!!!! Everyone was up pretty early this morning (about 5-6am) but seeing as most of us had gone to bed before 9pm we were all quite spritely and chipper!! We were also welcomed by a pretty amazing sunrise and a couple of Dingos (in the distance!) too!!! Brecko consisted of some sausage sangas and cereal which set us up well for our last day. All we had left to see on our itinery was Lake Wabby so we set off on our long drive back down 75 Mile Beach in that...Jump to full entry