Fraser Island Trip!!
Trip Start Oct 10, 2010
25Trip End Jan 12, 2011
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Sorry it's has been so long since I last blogged, it takes a very long time and the internet costs a fortune to use!!
So my next stop after the cattle station was Rainbow Beach, which was out stop off point and gateway to Fraser Island.
Fraser Island stretches over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. With an area of 184 000 hectares it is the largest sand island in the world.
I'll keep it short and sweet... Had a brilliant time driving the 4x4 along the white sands, camped on the beach for 3 nights, no toilets or showers!!! Came face to face with a Dingo..
Places we visited on the island:
Lake McKenzie with is clear blue waters and white sandy shores, covers more than 150 hectares and is over five metres in depth. Perched high in a sand dune it is 100 metres above sea level.
Indian Head is a coastal headland the eastern (ocean) side of the Island. The landmark is the most Easterly point on the Island. The headland was named by Captain Cook when he passed it on the evening of 19 May 1770, for the aboriginal people he saw assembled there.The term "Indian" was used at that time for the native people of many lands.
Basin Lake is one of the best examples of a black water perched lake. It covers and area slightly larger than a football oval and is eight metres in depth.
Lake Wabby is the deepest lake at 11.4m.
Bogimbah Creek 8km north of Kingfisher Bay, is the largest creek with a flow of 166 million litres of water a day.
Eli Creek is the largest creek on the eastern side of the island with a flow of 80 million litres of water a day.
So all in all we had a very fun trip to Fraser Island and learnt lots about the history of the Island. The weather was beautiful which made a nice change from the rain we'd been having!!! We had a lovely, well deserved shower and change into clean clothes when we arrived back at Rainbow Beach. We spent a couple more days at Rainbow Beach before heading off on our next adventure!