Fraser Island (from Rainbow Beach)
Trip Start Jan 26, 2012
35Trip End May 20, 2012
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We are put into groups of 8 and assigned a 4x4 vehicle. Every group had tents, a gas stove and a supply of food for the next 3days. We had 2 cool boxes... as the tour guide said: “one for tucker (food), one for piss (alcohol)”.
After a ferry to the island we followed the lead car in convoy. Driving a 4x4 on the
beach was a cool experience.
On the first day we had nice weather and went to Lake Macanzee, the most amazing turquoise
fresh water lake. It had the softest white sand and lovely warm water. It was incredible to swim in and relax in the shallow water, without having to worry about stingers (jelly fish).
In the evening we set up camp in the sand dunes next to the beach. We cooked steak then sat in a big circle on the beach drinking and socialising.
On the second day we visited a natural lazy river, where you could float slowly down
stream to the ocean. This was amazing and certainly got rid of your morning hangover!
On the third day we had breakfast and packed up in the dry, but the rain continued. We did a
2.5km walk to a beautiful green lake and had a morning swim/wash.
When we got back to the hostel we found out there had been very bad flooding in the
surrounding areas and the town was cut off. Coaches were suspended for 24hour. The next morning I got up early for the free pancake breakfast but the coaches looked unlikely. I went back to bed and accepted I'd probably have to wait it out for a day or two. At 11pm however a coach arrived and everyone got very excited. At 12.30pm my coach arrived and after
a bit of waiting, thankfully I had a seat.