Fraser Island 4x4 Tour
Trip Start Dec 21, 2008
12Trip End Jan 30, 2009
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- Is the world's largest sand island
- Has a surface area of approximately 120km x 15km
- Posesses rainforests, gorges, mineral streams, and some 200 fresh water lakes
- Reputedly contains more sand (it's very deep) than the Sahara desert
- Has sand dunes up to 220m tall
- Is home to around 60 dingo's, some of the purest in the world.
Up at 7am to check out and meet our group by the 4x4 and pack all the food etc
Feeling fresh we got up and had breakfast before heading down to the Maheno ship wreck, which was a passenger liner blown to shore by a cyclone in 1935 while being towed to a Japanese scrapyard
Woke up tent intact and trekked along the beach then inland along a track to Lake Wabby. After 45 miutes of walking in the heat it was a releif to reach the lake. Surrounded by eucalypt forest on three side and a huge dune on one side there was only one thing to be done...a line up of the team at the top of the dune, running down holding hands until jumping into the lake. One guy fell quite badly but nobody was seriously hurt
The whole trip was great, saw some sites and met some people. A special mention has to go to a hilarious lone German in our group, Daniel. Kept us all highly amused.
We had an early start again to catch some waves. We went off to surf school for a 3 hr lesson, it was a good cure for a hangover being dragged around by the sea while hopping on the board. We learnt some pointers then our instructor called us to him where he'd get you on the board and then let go at a good wave. It took a few goes but we were standing up surfing quite often. Tom of course was better than I was and he then went on his own. I always needed a helping hand as the waves were massive!! We are both narly dudes now!! A night of live music and a few beers to say goodbye to Rainbow Beach.
Our bus wasn't until midday so we rented some belly boards and had an hour of fun in the sea before heading off to Town of 1770/Agnes Waters. Arrived at a very nice hostel/retreat with a awesome outdoor area, pool, lake, table tennis. The rooms were cabins of 8 people split into two four bed rooms and a shared ensuite. Really nice place.