Fraser Island 4X4 Pink Party Truck
Trip Start Feb 23, 2006
168Trip End Jun 24, 2009
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I managed to hook up a ride from Sydney up to Brisbane with a truck driver friend. It was a long drive well into the night. After I talked one of the dealers into letting us drop off 2 cars at the same place instead of having to make 2 separate deliveries, we drove on to the outskirts of Brisbane and slept in the truck for a few hours at a truck stop before I caught a train into Brisbane to meet up with another ride that was going to take me as far as Maryburough. Everything worked out just perfectly, I got to the bus station in Maryburough 2 minutes before the local bus left for Hervey Bay. The driver was really nice and dropped me off in front of Fraser Roving Backpackers. I booked a self drive 4 wheel drive trip with them and crashed for a few hours after that marathon 27 hour journey. If everything didn't work out perfectly, I couldn't imagine how long that would have taken.
They put me with a group of 8 other people, most of which were under 21 and couldn't drive
Fraser Island is beautiful. I expected to see many more tourists, but it was laid back and didn't seem over run with tour groups. We went for a hike through the woods and came up to isolated Lake Basin. The water was freezing cold, but I went for an icy swim anyway. We made camp around 5 or 6 and cooked up some sausages, burgers and steaks for dinner. We had brought 90 beers for the weekend, so we got started on them right away. The funniest thing that night was when Jana and I walked back into camp and found a dingo licking up the juices from our cookout on the sand
The second day we saw a shark and a school of Sting Rays from the top of Indian Head Lookout. I wanted to see some dolphins or a tiger shark, but they didn't show up before the rains started. We got back to our campsite early and without any prompting, all the girls started to set up the tents as the boys cracked open beers and wise ass remarks while the girls did all the work. They even cooked up a nice pasta dinner that night for us. Norway and Germany RULES! We didn't have any beach toys so we took a plate and used it as a frisbee, but that got old pretty quickly. So we started playing younger children's games that I'd never heard of. It was a cross between Red Rover and tag, but you had to crawl between your teammate's legs. After dinner, the full moon lit up the night sky and cast eerie shadows in the trees as Jana and I took a nice stroll down the beach
All in all it was a successful weekend. We had a great time, no one lost any limbs and we got our $1000 deposit back. Another group of 4 Koala trucks weren't so lucky when someone dobbed them in for drag racing on the sand. An additional $4000 would have made it a very expensive weekend.