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Fraser Island

Righty ho,after arriving at our hostel we were told that our trip the next day wasn't that busy and there were on four booked on our trip. If the trip didnt fill up we were to be transferred to another company. Anyway by the time of our briefing at 4pm there were still onlyfour of us and they decided togo ahead with the trip. After a brief discussion in the group we decided that we wanted a bigger group (more banter) and tried to get a refund. The soonest they could manage to takeus would be in two days time.Things got slighly heated but to cut a long story short we managed to get transferred toanother company,but we have to do all the legwork!

With our free day we went to the beach and the weather was actually quite hot for once. Furzey decided to go for a run and returned almost dead after only half an hour. Ash chased up his suit purchased from Ko Samu,as it still hasn't turned up in Blitey, and starting to get a bit suspicious.

That evening we had a group briefing and were warned of the perils of 4x4 driving on Fraser,how dangerous the dingoes were and that if we went in the sea we would be davaged by tiger sharks or drowned by the rip.

At 7.30am the next day our Fraser adventure began with a group food shop. We were advised to spend between $10-15 pp but the fat bar stewards we are managed to spend $30 pp.

The first day on Fraser we drove to a Lake called Wabby in our pink Toyota land cruiser. At Lake Wabby the sand dune is so steep you can surf the sand down into the lake. Armed with cardboard boxes we took a massive run up and at full speed threw ourselves down the dune. However,in true Jackass style as soon as we hit the (wet)sand we stopped dead. Ash managed to wind himself and Furzey headplanted the sand. Undetrred we had a rooly pooly race down the bank into the sea,and then a cheese roll with a bottle of water.

We set up camp and pitched our tents. Ash, Furzey and another lad (that reminded us of Mucpugh - wannabe cockney gangster,fussy eater, mummys boy hahaha) pitched our tent and claimed it as ours. We cooked a massive barbie then tucked into the beers. When it came to bedtime the two german girls (also lezzas) had claimed the boys tent and the other two tents also had couples sleeping in them. Mcpugh or Tom slept in the tent neway and the other couple Alex and Kat said if it was fine if Ash slept in the tent. The other couple were a bit more stand offish and had gone to bed a long time ago, so furzey was left without a tent. To start with he put a tarp over the picnic bench but this was a bit drafty so ended up in the 4x4.

The following day we drove up the beach and had a dip in Champagne pools, a freezing cold rock pool and went whale and shark spotting. On the second night we camped out on the beach,which was really good and we even managed to get a tent. Because of the dingoes on the island everytime you went to the toilet someone had to go with you and the toilet consisted of digging a 50cm hole.

On the following day we went to Lake Mackenzie that wa really pretty and had an amazing beach. The track through the rainforest was quite bumpy with lots of ruts in the sand and near vertical climbs (well nearly). Furzey did the driving and loved it,but according to Ashley the people in the back didnt quite enjoy the bumps quite as much.

After an early night in Hervey bay,we caught the 6.15am bus to Brisbane. On which we met up with Chris a lad we first met in Ko Toa but strangley keep bumping into.

In Brisbane now and plan to go out and watch the England game in a bit..........................C'MON ENGLAND.

Posted by furzechase 00:52 Archived in Australia Tagged health_and_medicine

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Your stories are making me very jealous whilst I'm sat at work! The weather here has been really good - it was 31 degrees yesterday! But obviously can't enjoy it that much whilst I'm working! Shame about England...Did you know that Italy are through to the final? We're going to Notts for Ralphy's birthday. Shame you two won't be there but we'll ruin him well! haha! Take care of yourselves xxx

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