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May 21, 2008 - Hervey Bay & Fraser Island

We got the bus seven hours further north to Hervey Bay with the sole intention of taking a trip from here to Fraser Island (this might seem a bit unfair to Hervey Bay but we did spend a bit of time checking the area out and there really wasn’t much to do or see). We got the ferry to Fraser which is the world’s largest sand island: it is composed 99% of sand but the interior is filled with rainforest and lakes. We were booked on a 2 day 1 night Fraser Explorer tour with 15 other people and a guide. To get anywhere on the island you need a...

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Apr 1, 2008 - Fraser Island and Hervey Bay

After 3 days on Fraser Island my skin is darker and my hair is lighter - yay sun!! Fraser is the world's largest sand island and a very popular backpacker destination. I chose to do a guided tour instead of the self-drive option (camping outside with dingoes - no thanks) and had a blast! I was so excited for this trip that I couldn't sleep and ended up sneaking out of my room in Hervey Bay just as the sun came up. I grabbed a tea then walked across the road to the beach for an early morning walk. It was really peaceful - the only people out...

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Trip Journal

On A Jet Plane '08

Mar 26, 2008 - Hervey Bay

Just after Easter the weather changed and we were able to leave Roslyn Bay and we were off down to Hervey Bay. Another 3 months had passed, and we spent some time with Mum and Rob. We went out to my Nicole (my sister) and Mauries farm which was beautiful. We got to see the cows and we rode horses, the kids had a great time with their cousin Kirah exploring and collecting pumpkins. I caught up with my cousins Jo and Mel and their families and had a few dinner with them We also spent a lot of our time with Wayne and Bridgit. We had some...

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Mar 17, 2008 - Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island

16th Rainbow Beach I had lunch in a nice cafe and then had a look at the beach from above, went back to get my camera and then had a stroll along the beach. Rainbow bach is named after the coloured rock that surrounds the town, which you could see in the distance from the beach. There's nothing else here in this town, so the rest of the day was a lazy one except for going to see the Cooloola Sand dune sunset. The wind was strong and the rain fell lightly but clouds gave the sun something to shine onto, giving an impressive sight. In the...

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Mar 15, 2008 - Fraser Island

Fraser Island Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, and the only way to get around it is using a 4x4. We arrived on the island around 10am and saw a shark just a few meters from the pier...that was definitely enough to convince us not to swim in the sea whilst on the island. We later found out that the east coast is a breeding ground for Tiger Sharks...and if you don't get eaten by a shark, you're guaranteed to get stung a hundred times by jelly fish! We opted for the guided tour of the island with accommodation as oppose...

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Jan 14, 2008 - Fraser Island

Fraser Island was superb. The most amazing island I've ever been to and one of the only places where you can walk across sand dunes one minute and then into dense rainforest the next and find a clear blue lake amid it all. As I said amazing. The group I was with were a good laugh though sometimes one or two could get a bit too much but that happens when your cramped in the back of a 4x4 for a couple of hours, going over dirt tracks that are so bumpy you start to lose all feeling in your rear. My first experience of Fraser was going over one...

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Jan 12, 2008 - Fraser Island 4x4ing

It had been raining all night before we set off for Fraser Island so everyone had their fingers crossed that it would clear up. We were in a group of 11 with 4 british girls, 3 german girls and a swedish couple. The only drivers were female and you can imagine there was quite alot of bitching. Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and it's a world heritage sight. It is really beautiful with lots of natural lakes, brilliant view points and a 74 mile long beach which is the road and a runway! On the first day we visited Lake...

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Dec 19, 2007 - Fraser Island

Fraser Island was awesome. We had a great time and met lots of people from different parts. A few English, A Few Irish, some Finish, a Dutch Girl and even a couple from Cremona as well as a bunch of other people. Swam in Lake Macenzie, Basin Lake and Lake Wabby which was best of all. The bus broke down on the ;ast day so we didn't get to go to the last spot...Lake Birrabeen. But all in all it was an awesome trip. Check out some of the pictures. Mike and Paige

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Dec 16, 2007 - Fraser Island: Camping with dingoes

Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, is the largest sand island in the world and claims to contain more sand than the Sahara Desert. It is located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, about 300k north of Brisbane. Most people access the island by ferry from Hervey Bay, but flights can also be chartered. These small planes land directly on the beach between the high and low water marks, which acts a runway. This stretch of sand also doubles as a highway for 4x4 vehicles, the transportation of choice for most tourists....

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Nov 30, 2007 - Harvey Bay and Fraser Island

Well after arriving into Harvey Bay we discovered this really is God's waiting room. The place is basically full of old retired people and there is nothing to do, the beach isn't even that nice either. So within the first hour we decided to book our Fraser Island package for friday. Fraser Island for those who don't know is the biggest sand island in the world. It's kind of a miracle island though in the fact most of it has formed into a rain forest where trees have actually managed to grow and survive in pure sand. Prob best to explain as...

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Nov 29, 2007 - Hervey Bay and Fraser Island

28th We left Rainbow Beach at 3pm to travel up towards Hervey Bay. Once arriving in Hervey we checked in and then went out to get some food as we were starving. We'd got talking to one of the girls in our room and she came along too. Walking along the esplanade we came across an Irish bar and had dinner, before returning back to our room. 29th Had a day in Hervey Bay before heading to Fraser Island, so decided to explore the town a bit, set of looking for the shopping malls which was rather a trek away but eventually found one but it was...

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Nov 20, 2007 - The East Coast

After our adventure on the ranch it was time to travel up the East coast. We had arranged a hire car from Hertz in Tamworth, which actually worked out cheaper than catching public transport..we had booked the cheapest car and were a little worried about fitting our huge backpacks into a Toyota Yaris. However because we were driving all the way to Cairns they decided to give us an upgrade at no extra cost...BONUS! So we collected our bright green Toyota Camry Sportivo and started on our journey. Our first day on the road was a bit dull, we...

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