Published: January 16th 2006December 29th 2005
Well, we got to Hervey Bay late on Wednesday night and were all geared up for our Fraser Island adventure. For those that don't know, Fraser Island is basically a sand island (the biggest one in the world) just off the coast of Australia. We had signed up for a 3 day camping adventure. We have no guide, just fellow travelers and we navigate our way through the island in a huge jeep. We had no idea what to expect, but our group was the four of us, 2 Canadiens, 1 French guy, 2 German girls & 1 Korean guy. We loaded up took the ferry and were on our way.....our first stop was Lake MacKenzie, the most popular destination on Fraser Island. It's basically this clear lake....I've definitely never seen anything like it, unbelievable!!!
It was so cool driving around the island, we were basically driving on a picturesque beach with beautiful water all day stopping at beautiful lakes...we set our camp up for the night, tents & all & lemme say I have never experienced heat like this at this place. Once the sun rose, there was no way to sleep...it felt like we were roasting in an oven
the entire time...so hot! We were so thankful for the lakes though, always providing a way to cool off!
It was definitely roughing it, but one of the most fantastic experiences I have ever had. We made it back to Hervey Bay just in time to take our first showers for three days and start celebrating New Year's Eve!
There are more photos below