Blogs from Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island December 15th 2013

Was waren wir inspiriert von Crocodile Dundee, Australien Open, Steve Irwin und vorallem den Erzählungen all derer, die vor uns schon in Down Under waren. Am 15.12. war es endlich soweit und wir durften die lange Reise antreten. Basel - Paris - Shanghai - Sydney - Brisbane. Nach langen aber angenehmen 37 Stunden sind wir am 17.12. in Brisbane angekommen und haben uns mit unseren Freunden, der Latzer Family, getroffen. Am nächsten Tag kam noch Dani Egli dazu und gemeinsam machten wir uns mit unseren Mobilehomes auf, die Ostküste zu erkunden. Der erste Halt führte uns nach Pialba bei Hervey Bay, von wo aus wir Fraser Island erkunden wollten. Dazu haben wir einen eignen 4WD Offroader gemietet, um die grösste Sandinsel der Welt mal so richtig umzupflügen. Da es tagelang nicht mehr geregnet hatte, war die ... read more
Welcome to Fraser
My beloved ones
Out of the Mahona Wreck

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island July 15th 2013

Thank god our numerous per-trip lists are slowly but surely reducing. There are still a couple of issues (phone & pool filter) which are causing more grief than necessary ;) we've still got "a cupala days" to sort them though. Not only will we be celebrating the Blues after their win on Wednesday but also Pete's big six oh birthday - double celebration with Jen, Pete, Aby, Dan & Leny :D Thursday is dedicated to packing (love leaving that until the last minute) then fish & chip dinner at the Nursing Home with Os....then up, up and away Friday lunchtime to Sydney for an overnight stay at Rydges @ the airport - meet Lyn & Brian Saturday morning to check in, have breckie then a 10am departure to Johannesburg........ Only 5 sleeps......excited much... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island July 11th 2013

I thought I'd share our excitement...only 9 sleeps before we leave Sydney to start our African Adventure with our friends, Lyn & Brian for the whole trip and their friends, Eileen & Ian for the safari. We leave Hervey Bay on 19th and Sydney at 10am on 20th. A 14 hour flight to Johannesburg, a little wait for our next plane to Cape Town and our apartment for 4 nights.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island July 3rd 2013

Only 17 sleeps and we're getting very excited.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island October 14th 2012

We woke up early at 6am and got ready for the coach to pick us up at our campsite at 7:30. We were driven to River Heads in Hervey bay to get the 30 min ferry to Fraser island. When we got off the ferry in Wanggoolba, we got on to a 4 wheel drive coach. The roads are made entirely from sand, so it was a very bumpy ride! Our first stop was at Central Station. We saw the buildings that the loggers used to live in, and walked through some of the rainforest. We saw some different types of pine trees, and a freshwater creek (Wanggoolba creek). We also saw a giant king fern. We then drove along 75mile Beach, where we saw some whales in the ocean! We stopped to see the cruise ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island January 22nd 2012

So after a hectic Christmas and New Year, we headed up to the tropics in the North - starting with Cairns. We were picked up from the airport by a woman from the hostel we had booked who was from Sam's home town of Basildon and headed out to our retro/arty hostel, complete with tropical swimming pool, palm trees and hammocks. After having a little stroll around Cairns that evening, I was shocked that at how small Cairns was - i was expecting a small city...and Sam was chuffed that we were finally up to the 40C mark, although the Thai humidity was back again! Our first full day in Cairns we did was every backpacker does in Cairns and booked our trip to the Great Barrier Reef for the following day! The day started early! ... read more
Cairns Lagoon
Apple crumble ice cream - THE BEST THING EVER
Townsville Rockpool

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island October 20th 2011

Vi ankom tirsdag den 11. til Airlie Beach kl. 18. Vi blev sat af tæt på stranden og kunne hurtigt se at stedet var en lille by tæt på havet med én gennemgående gade. Som sædvandlig havde vi ikke booket noget hostel og gik derfor igennem hovedgaden og valgte et sted at være. Vi valgte Beaches Backpackers som lå midt i Airlie Beach og derfor havde direkte adgang til lagunen. Selve hostellet var ikke noget at prale af. Store dormrooms med 8 sovepladser som generelt var lidt snuskede og upersonlige. Men hvis det ikke havde været for vores roommates, havde vi måske valgt et andet sted. Da vi kom ind af døren kl. 18.30 var der fuld gang i værelset. Vi boede sammen med 4 drenge og 2 piger, som bestemt ikke var kedelige. Som sagt ... read more
Whitehaven beach
Lagunen ved Airlie Beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island July 13th 2010

Fraser Island was sooo good! I loved it! Met some really cool people! And the lakes were amazing! I love swimming in fresh water! I even drove the 4x4 along the beach. I defo recommend it. And if you go make sure you have a look over Indian head. It's a cliff edge. If you go at sun set or rise you can see some awesome sights! I saw a massive sting ray! and a load of turtles. After Fraser Island i headed to the Whitsunday Islands for the mandatory sailing tour of these stunning islands and bays. Whitehaven beach is one of those places which look much better in reality than in even the glossiest magazines. Just paradise! Just having a bit of a stop off, then up to cairns.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island May 25th 2010

Rain, rain oh and some more rain!!! With our “time out” in Brisbane over we headed on another train journey (which means more cream tea!) and then got a connecting bus to get to Hervy Bay, the nearest town that travellers stay at to get to Fraser Island. This was fairly obvious in the layout and excitement level of the town, that being pretty dull and just full of hostels and restaurants. The bus dropped us off quite late at this closed retail park basically, so we sat around and waited at a vague bus stop in the hope we were going to be picked up by the hostel bus at some point. Luckily for us there was good old MacDonald’s near by with free wifi whoopee, so we headed there for our dinner (we really ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay » Fraser Island January 26th 2010

HERVEY BAY & FRAZER ISLAND We arrive at Hervey Bay Greyhound stop frazzled. The air con was up full blast and when we made a food stop the temperature on the roof read 44 degrees. Hot, hot, hot! We jump in the waiting mini bus for the Palace backpackers, where we will be staying. En route we fill in the check in card and are told the bottle shop run goes at 6pm (we need to go if we want Goon for the Fraser Island trip) and if we want ‘all you can eat pizza’ that night sign up and pay by 6.30pm. We get put in a top floor 4 bed dorm with a crappy old fan which is luckily at our end (well those are the bunks we chose!). We have a balcony though ... read more
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