Our next port of call was Noosa. we spent one quick night here before heading off to Fraser Island for our two day one night tour. Allena had previously been to Fraser Island, but as. I hadn't decided it would be worthwhile doing again. Our mode of transport was a massive 4x4 bus which was able to drive off road and along sand. Prior to heading to Fraser Island we stopped off at a place that feed s wild dolphins, these were lovely to see. There was the chance to feed them, with strict rules as they were wild, but I chose not to do so. Following this we headed to Rainbow Beach where we got the ferry over to Fraser Island. we then set off along the sand. Though I thought this was a bumpy ride, it was nothing compared to the sand tracks we still had to come......Our tour guide was brilliant and told us a lot about the history of the island, and advised us to look out for any wildlife, especially dingoes....I had never seen a dingo before so was glad that we managed to see some on a couple of occasions during our trip.
We headed to Lake Mckenzie, where we had the chance to have a swim in the pure waters lake. This was brilliant to do, and was very refreshing after being stuck in the bus for hours. Following this, we set off again to our accommodation where we settled in and had an authentic Aussie dinner.
An early start the following morning saw us setting off to the Maheno ship wreck. This is a very old ship wreck and has only parts of the metal frame left. It was obviously a massive ship and was interesting to see. From there, a short ride in the bus and a walk up a hill took us to Indian head, which provided us all with magnificent views of the beach and ocean. There was a chance to spot sharks and although some people claim to have seen one, I didn't.
Finally we were taken to Eli Creek, this is a creek that people enjoy a swim in and basically float the whole way down the creek. I must admit myself and a few of the tour group were disappointed with this. I feel Lake Mckenzie was far more beautiful than this.
All in all the tour was very well run, the food was lovely, the guide was very knowledgable and myself and Allena enjoyed all the sights we saw.
Back to Noosa where we spent another five nights. Noosa itself was lovely and seemed a bit more up market than previous stops. Whilst here we decided to head off for a walk in the national park. So on with the walking boots and picnic made, we set off. The walk was lovely, we chose the one that took you along the edge of the sea. We saw some stunning beaches and some very daring surfers and body boarders along the way. The walk was relatively easy to do and was lovely with the breeze.
The only downside of Noosa was the huge hill up to all the shops....This nearly killed me with the heat, but the beer I had was very rewarding after the hills :-)
So next stop Agnes Water, I'm hoping for a safe journey there, as there is mean to to be weather warnings for further north.