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Jun 30, 2017 - Hervey Bay and Fraser Island

Our next stop, Hervey Bay was a long 11 hour overnight train journey from Airlie Beach. Things didn't start well when we got to the station to find that the lady who booked our tickets had put July instead of June so we were essentially one month early for our train! Fortunately, as with most people in Oz, the guard at the train station was really helpful and managed to find us a couple of spare seats on the train which was lucky considering it is school holidays at the moment Needless to say the night didn't well quickly as we had a...

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Mar 31, 2014 - Fraser Island tour

Well my Internet isn't so good so it's hard to upload all my pictures to each blog but I know it's a few days since I've been to Fraser but here is what we did :) Set off quite early morning after a short video on how to drive on sand so I'm a bit nervous that someone in the car may kill us hahaha but anyways we all pile into 4 cars 8 people in each car and our group is at that back so me and dean and another English guy, 2 Swedish girls and 2 people from Germany and one from Israel that makes our group straight from the off we were a good...

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Katy's travels!

Apr 20, 2013 - Fraser Island

April 20 - 22 We had an awesome 3 days on a "Tag along 4WD self drive tour" of Fraser Island with 30 backpackers mainly Swiss and German. Davo and I both had a go at driving on the beach. Every day was a race against the high tide, with some challenging conditions. 2 of the vehicles in our group broke down within 15 minutes of each other at the end of the second day and we had to hitch a ride back to our camp. We saw all the sights, Lake Wabby, Eli Creek, the Maheno Wreck, Indian Head, Champaigne Pools, Lake McKenzie, Central Station, and...

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Davo and Cazza 2013

Mar 7, 2013 - Fraser Island

Fraser island was a 3 day trip driving a 4x4 in groups of 8 around the island stopping off along the way to different sites. Our first stop was LAke Mckenzie, home to a lonely turtle who was in need of a girlfriend, made out of pure rainwater it was one of the biggest rainwater lakes around. With its own beach and surrounded by rainforest, it was beautiful to say the least. After we found and set up camp on an Aboriginal site with tents and huts everywhere ! That night we cooked a group meal and had a party on the beach. Avoiding the...

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Oct 24, 2012 - Fraser Island

Fraser Island: 24 - 26 October 2012 Bogged, Bogged and Triple Bogged! We were warned that the hardest part of the trip would be getting across the soft sand on the mainland to catch the car ferry across to Fraser Island and they weren't wrong. Within 50 metres of leaving the tar road we were well and truly bogged with the camper trailer acting like an anchor. The 1st people to come to our rescue tried to snatch us out but unfortunately we didn't get very far. With lots of shovelling (by Sean) and 2 more 4WD's hooked up for a double snatch...

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Sep 27, 2012 - Fraser Island and Whitsundays

In Mid-September we had the opportunity to experience the largest sand island in the world, the Fraser Island. Measuring over 120 km long and averaging 15 km wide, this island was magnificient. After a short, rain-filled ferry over to this island, we experienced 4x4 on a tour bus. Times were questionable on narrow single-lane paths with traffic going both ways. We saw Mackenzie beach, a warm, fresh water lake with Silica sands which we exfoliated our skin with. Eli creek was as beautiful as it was rich with vast aboriginal history. The...

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Sep 21, 2012 - Day 3 Fraser island

After a look around the resort we head up the crazy 4wd track again. Today's mission is to take the quickest route through to the beach in order to get up the coast line. With joshiemoo asleep again I walk to lake walby lookout of my own, all the while watching for snakes and dingoes. The view is exceptional a sand blow leading into a lake a great place to come back to in the future. As we drive we spot so many gecko's and Marc even has to stop for one as it crosses the road and climbs up the tree to our left, very cool. It's not long...

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Sep 20, 2012 - Day 2 Fraser island

Today it reached 31C by 12:00. We decide to drive the Northern track. The terrain is again very different to yesterday. We see our first sand blow - knifeblade sandblow. Just stunning reminds me of sandfly bay in nz only more like a caynon. A walk down to lake allom not much of a view due to flooding but an awesome chance for dee and I to sit and watch a gecko climb a tree very cool! Shame the boys are asleep in the car. We decide to drive to Bellerets old hut for lunch. Sure is old can't even find much to take a photo of. We decide to head...

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Sep 19, 2012 - Fraser Island

Caught the early ferry across to Fraser island this morning arriving in Kingfisher resort. Will be neat today to catchup with our good friends jas,dee and their wee man Nate who we haven't seen as since he was a baby. It's finally neat that Marc gets to be a boy in the sandpit today. After spending 10mins trying to find the only road out of the place we hit a 4wd track that makes Mum's off-track roads look like a freeway!!!! Oh well at least my man's smile just got twice as big. Once we were over the rollercoaster ride it's native bush...

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May 18, 2012 - Fraser Island

15 timers buskørsel efter topturistattraktion numero 1, var vi fremme i Hervey Bay, som af mange bliver brugt som udgangspunkt for topturistattraktion numero 2, Fraser Island. Dog blev den lange tid i bus halveret i to, med en kort overnatning i Rockhampton. Efter ankomsten til Hervey Bay, tjekkede vi ind på et mindre luksuriøst hostel, hvor der var gratis internet, fri morgenmad, vin og ost om mandagen og fri BBQ om fredagen, nam nam. Her blev det til et par overnatninger, inden vi skulle tidligt op og af sted på vores 2 dags udflugt til...

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Apr 18, 2012 - FRAISER ISLAND!! and noosa

Frasier island was probably the highlight of Australia for us both. It is a designed trip where a group of about 30 people split in two groups of 7 or 8 and each have their our own camping equipment, own 4x4 and get to roam the island. We all got to drive on the beach which was really fun, Sarah got to drive on soft sand which was pretty scary, we were bouncing all over the place in the 4x4. All food and cooking equipment was provided for each group, and everyone puts in some money at the beginning for drinks. There is one group leader who...

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Dec 28, 2011 - Fraser island tour

We joined a 3 day tour to Fraser, which is the largest sand island in the world, approx 120k long, 20 wide. It is also home to the purest form of dingoes. We enjoyed walks in rain forests, beach highways, natural in land lakes (wobbly and birrabeen ) , sand dunes and sand blows. Silica, pure white squeaky sand beaches, camp fires and toasted marshmallows. not to mention the fun of rock climbing to champagne falls, shoulder wrestling keven and Anna with the lovely Matt. Our detoured drive home included my first sighting of kangaroo's.

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