Self Drive 4WD, Fraser Island

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Fraser Island

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I arrived at Dingo's Backpackers as this hostel had there own tour for Fraser Island, I had book the self drive with a group of 8 people, In my group I had a mixture of French, American, German and two girls from Austria.

We all packed our 4x4 with camping gear and our own food and beer for the 3day's tour on the Island. 

I was the first one in our group to drive the 4x4, This was driving from the hostel to the ferry, After the ferry on Fraser Island it was complete sand roads, along the ocean front. 

We saw many dingo's, drove on many dirt tracks which had an unbelievable amount of pot holes. 

The attractions we saw were Lake McKenzie, The ship wreck The Maheno & Lake Wabby

We camped for two nights, this involved having to use a spade to dig a toilet for yourself & Having a meal which included sand regardless how hard you made sure it was clean.

Regardless of the weather whilst visiting Fraser Island, I had a fantastic time. We had to cut our stay short due to the amount of rain, A warning had gone out to our reps that the weather was that dangerous the beach front where we had to drive along was and disappearing fast. 

We dodged many trees blocking our access, driving through deep rock pools and were the last car to leave Fraser Island. 

Once we arrived back to our hostel we had a shower, Got rid off all the sand and had drinks and dinner to remember our time on the Island with many nationalities. 

The rain was pelting down good style and where our doors were was flooded in water, Nearly coming into our rooms. 

All bus's had been cancelled and no one could get any further than rainbow beach, The only way for us to leave was to head back to Brisbane and fly over as at this point Queensland experienced the worst flooding in history where the banks had opened up, people lost lives, Houses and roads were closed

The hostel had agreed that if we wanted to leave the only way we could was to pay 100 dollars they would drive us along the beach front to Noosa and from there catch a train back to Brisbane.

I felt that my trip up North had to come to an end and felt heading back to Brisbane was a good idea until all the flooding was gone so I could appreciated Queensland to the best expectations. 

Driving along the beach front was scary, We hit a lot of foam which made the car spine, and then waited 4 hours for a creak to open so we could drive over to Noosa. 

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