Fantastic Fraser

“Buckle up and seat belts on” you can hear through the bus and already the bumpy ride over the largest sand island of the world starts. There are no sealed roads, which makes the driving very bumpy, beginners often get stock in the sand. After a short time on the ferry from Rainbow Beach the famous 75 Mile Beach, will take you to Eurong, the small village of the island.

Since we do not have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, we decided on a day trip with Fraser Explorer. After the morning tea and a snack at the Eurong Resort, the beautiful Lake McKenzie was first goal. The extremely clear water is surrounded by white sand, so I had not seen a lake before. Here we spent an hour, then went on to the Central Station, a former village in the heart of Fraser Island, built at times when trees were still being felled here. The “streets” in the interior of the island are an adventure in itself, sometimes it is like a roller coaster.

After the lunch buffet at the resort we went on along the beach, the northernmost goal were the Pinnacles. On the way we took the offer of an scennic flight, we paid $ 80 per person, which was very cheap. Seven passengers fit into the plane, the most beautiful was the Butterfly Lake and the turtles we could see from above!

The pilot drove us to the Pinncales, where the rest of the group had arrived. After,  we visited the Maheno shipwreck and finally the Eli Creek, which runs 4 million (!) Liters of water into the sea every hour. A beautiful place for bathing, you can walk the stream a bit long and let yourself be pushed back.

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