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Three Great Days on Fraser Island

7 March 2011 2 Comments

So, from Noosa I arrived at Hervey Bay, with a trip to Fraser Island in mind. I had no idea what I was looking to do yet, and little idea on prices etc, but I was looking forward to it nonetheless.

My stop in Hervey Bay was in a lovely hostel called Woolshed Backpackers. The whole place has much character, and the staff are very friendly indeed. The rooms are separated into lodges, surrounded by picturesque gardens and tropical trees. It is so peaceful here that it is easy to just relax.

I booked my tour to Fraser Island and set out with much anticipation. It didn’t take long before I was meeting some incredible people that I would be sharing the next few days with, and as time went on, we all became good friends.

Fraser Island itself is just wonderful. The whole island is a sand island, and the roads are extremely fun to be driven along, bouncing here and there all the way. This all added to the huge amount of fun we were all having. The fresh water lakes and streams were so crystal clear, and so warm that it was hard to leave each place. There is always something beautiful to see in every direction, and our guide made sure we didn’t miss out on a thing. Fab is his name, and he certainly lives up to this name. We were lucky to have such a cool guide.

The accommodation and food were all included in the price, and they were certainly better than I expected. The lodge was great, and it was the perfect place to hang out after a long day before hitting the local Dingo Bar. Food was plentiful, and very tasty. All in all I couldn’t fault a thing. I guess the only downside for me was the changing weather, but it didn’t stop us from enjoying it, and all the main sites were seen in good weather.

Coming back to Hervey Bay was sad, and I already miss the friends I have made, but I am hopeful to see at least some of them sometime soon. Until then, I am certain I will need to find work now, as my money is desperately low. Maybe in a couple of months I can continue my trip around Australia, making more friends, and experiencing many more great things as I go.

Check out my pictures on facebook from this great adventure on Fraser Island, and make sure you check back here soon for the next update. Thanks for your continued support, and I’ll be back soon.


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  • David Hannor said:

    I’ve been to Fraser and absolutely loved it. I camped out, which was fun, but the facilities were basic to say the least. Your post brings back good memories for me. Glad you had a good time πŸ™‚

  • dan said:

    sounds like you had a good time also. I opted not to do the camping, but i guess there was much fun to be had either way. It is a great island, wish i was back there now πŸ™‚

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