Fraser Island, the biggest sand island in the world. I did the tour from Hervey Bay-a small beach town with nothing really going for it other than the Fraser tours. Went with two German girls I had met on the Whitsunday boat which made the trip a bit more memorable.
Day one saw us meet the group; 6 Germans, 2 French, 1 Irish and me. We got our shopping for the trip, loaded the jeep and drove off to the ferry. The crossing took 30mins.Once there we headed straight for Lake Mackenzie for lunch. It was a very beautiful spot-white sand and crystal clear blue water, but we couldn't stop long as the tide kept us to a tight schedule. We sped off down the beach to our next spot, the Mahone Ship Wreck
We got to our aboriginal campsite with time to spare so decided to go and visit the lake nearbye. To cut a long story short I was driving and got stuck in the sand. It was very stressful-but an experience none the less! After we got out of the hole we all headed back to some well deserved drinks, BBQ and booze. Unfortuntaely as the aboroginals were off protesting about the government putting up fences to keep the dingoes out-we had no native music or fun that night-but we made our own campside fun.
Day two saw us drive up to Indian head, the only natural rock formation on the island. We saw a humpback whale which was a good start to the day. We then drove over some more soft sand...while lots of other trucks just got stuck-quite an entertaining thing to watch....so that we could get over to teh other side of the headland to go to swim at the Champagne Pools. These were rock pools that had the waves crashing into them so that the water fizzed up like champagne (of course!)...which was very pretty and a nice break from all the sand. After lunch and some sun bathing we headed back down the beach to our next camp site. As this was a government one we had a curfew of 9pm. This wasn't so bad as the night before had been a late one-so we all slept well, ready for our last day.
On the third day we headed straight for Lake Mackenzi, all democratically deciding that a 3 hour walk to another lake was too much work for us, and a sunbathing/ booze session was in need. So after some more beach driving we headed back to teh lovely Lake and sat in the sun. All too soon it was time to come home-nice to be back in civilisation really-and to get a hot shower was goo too!