Fraser Island was quality, i'd probably go as far as to say it was the best thing that I've done since i've been in Oz!!! I checked into my hostel on the Sunday and coincidently i was in the same room as Spencer an Reeka so me an Spencer headed to the bar for a quick pint before calling it a night as we had to be up at 6 in the morning!
On the morning we got put into our groups! I was pretty lucky as i had a quality group! I was with Luke, Annie & Holly from England, Boona & Laura from Scotland and Simon & Suzanne from Sweden. Out of the 8 of us 7 of us could drive as well which was good as we could split the driving between us so we could all chill out a bit more. We got the food an alcohol shopping sorted and was told how to drive the 4x4's on the sand etc then headed off to get the ferry across to Fraser Island! We decide to name our 4x4 Audrey as she sounds classy but she's flithy on the inside lol! The adventure started pretty much straight a way as we got lost on our way to the ferry - Boona was having none of it though he told us it was a short cut!!! After we got off the ferry we headed to Lake Mckenzie across the bump tracks - we thought they were bad but it was nothing compared to what was in store for us!!
Lake Mckenzie was absolutely superb, the water was so clear it's not a suprise that it got voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world! You'll have to check out the pics the place it awesome! After a swim round we grabbed lunch an headed to Central Station! There wasn't really much at central station just a really clear stream which actually looked like there was no water in it! On the way to camp we also stopped off at the Maheno Wreck which was pretty cool, it reminded me of something out of the film ghost ship. At this point Luke was driving an he did try his best to kill us all lol! While driving towards the camp there was a massive drop in the sand which to be fair was pretty difficult to see until you were right on top of it. We all went flying an as i was sitting in the back i got the full force of it - we kept a pretty close eye on it every other time we were driving that way!!!
Back at camp we got the beers out an the BBQ on the go an started to -get the drinking games going! We had a proper good laugh an were all pretty wasted by the end of the night! We saw loads of wild dingos coming into the camp that night but they were not aggressive, luckily!
The next day we got up and headed to Indian Head which is the most Easterly point in all of Australia. We climbed up to the look out up at the top whixch gave you a pretty spectacular view across the island! After Indian Head we headed to the Champagne Pools - unfortunately they wern't pools full of champagne, it was a old volcanic rock formation which the waves crashed over to create a pool but as they crashed over it looked like champagne which was pretty cool! Ity was a really nice place to just chill out! After visiting the Pools we decided to drive down to Eli Creek so we could have a free day the next day to do what we wanted. Eli Creek was really nice and again really clear. We then headed back to the campsite for another pretty drunken night with more drinking games on the go! At one point Laura stiched up all the lads so we had to run naked round the campsite - i can't believe how often my clothes have come off since i've been travelling haha! That night in the tent i was woken up by Luke an he was telling us all to look at something! Annie thought he was pointing out a spide while me an Hollie thought he was talking about the stars! after a while it clicked that the top of our tent had actually blown off so we had to go out an fix it - Not that we did too good a job as it came off again in the morning!!!
The next day it was my turn to drive! As we decided to head out earlier then we should the driving was pretty difficult as the tide was in so we didn't have much of a choice of which parts of the beach to take! They were all pretty worried in the back haha but i had it covered :) We decided to check out Lake Walby. We had a 2.5k walk to get there which was nakering but it was well worth the effort! The lake was hidden behind these massive sand dunes and it was really secluded! We all jumped in the lake which was definately needed after the walk and we had a swim with the catfish! After everyone had started walking back me and Laura were the last one's to get all our stuff together but which worked out pretty well as all the catfish come over to where we had just been swimming so we got to see loads of them. We then headed down the bumpy roads to lake mckenzie for a quick group picture, so i decided to get my own back on everyone in the back as i kept getting the back seat and getting flung around everywhere! So i hit the bumps at full pelt, throwing everyone in the back all over the place it was a great laugh - well for me anyway lol!
When we got the ferry back the timing was perfect as the heavens opened and it absolutely hammered it down!! It was St Paddys day when we got back so we all had a few drinks in the bar which were green and then a few of us went to the irish pub round the corner for a quick pint! I tried a black velvet - guiness an cider which wasn't actually that bad! We didn't stay out to late as we were all pretty nakered and our livers probably needed a bit of a break :s
All in all though Fraser island was quality, i had a top group an the weather was superb! The only downfall was them dam Mozzys who absolutely loved me, even with my bug spray!!! I'm heading up to 1770 now where hopefully i'll get to ride a twist and go chopper bike then i'm off to go sailing on the whitsundays. I'm hoping that will still go ahead as at the moment they've just evacuated Airlie Beach due to a cyclone so the boats can't go out at the moment - i've got my fingers crossed the weather sorts itself out before saturday!!
Well thats it then i hope your all well anyway, speak to you all soon!