So, we left Rockhampton in the morning and headed off to get the ferry to Fraser Island. On the way we stopped at a town called Gin Gins for some lunch, apparently their famous for their pies so tried one out and they were very yummy! We then stocked up on drinks and things for getting back on the road. Later in the afternoon we got to the harbour and got on the ferry to Fraser Island. It was a nice journey and a nice clear, sunny day. It took us around 45mins to get there, apparently we had to go the long way round because it was low tide or something. We were met at the other end and driven up to our lodge - we were in this big cabin type thing which had loads of bedrooms in it and a kitchen bit so our whole group could stay together. We were just around the corner from the Dingo Bar so once we settled in we headed down for diner. That night was also our 'Tight and Bright' party so after we were all fed we went back to get all dressed up. Me and a couple of the other girls had bought some really bright, multicoloured shorts, orange vest tops and bright yellow socks which we made into leg warmers!! Got to admit the boys did make a lot of effort - there were a lot of fluorescent pants and girls undies going on!! There was another tour group at our resort so we made it into a bit of a compitition but when we turned up at the bar we found that they hadn't made much of an effort at all!! It was a really good night though, they got some games going which was a good laugh and everyone stayed out quite late and got quite merry.
The next morning was a bit of a struggle, only a few hours sleep, a very sore head and we had booked onto a 4wd tour of the island which left at 8am!! There was quite a few of us so we were in this big truck thing which was a bit like the truck I was in in Africa. Our first stop was Lake Mckenzie and it took a little while to get to. The roads were awful, tracks that wern't flattened out at all so the whole way we were rocking and bouncing around!! The lake was worth it though, was so clear and the sand was so soft like at WHitehaven. We had a bit of a paddle in the lake - the water is the same pH as our skin so is meant to be really good for you. Unfortunately we didn't have that long there as it would have been nice to have a swim. We then went off into the rainforest and had a little wander around. There was a little stream and the water was so clear you could have easily not seen it! Next we stopped for a well needed lunch at a resort near the beach. We then went on a drive down the 75 mile highway which is all down the beach which was really nice, a lot better than the awful roads we had been on earlier! The beach went on and on and we drove down a fair bit of it. We stopped at a place called Eli Creek where we could go and have a little paddle or swim in the creek which runs into the sea which was really nice. I walked through it and some bits were a bit deeper than I expected!! We then went onto look at the shipwreck which was a bit further downt he beach. It was quite cool to see and was still quite whole. That was our last stop and just had a long journey back to our resort which took a couple of hours. Apparently sometimes they see dingoes around the roads but we wern't that lucky.
Had quite an easy evening, went out for some dinner and then just chilled out on the balcony which was really nice. Some of the boys had been out whale watching for the day and had seen loads od whales jumping out of the water, was a shame that we didn't have longer at Fraser as I would have quite liked to do that.