A bit sand pit of an island
06.09.2007 - 07.09.2007 0 °F
Another 13 hour bus trip, this one overnight. A little ferry journey over from Hevey Bay and i landed on Fraser island about 9am. For 2 fantastic ECO friendly nights.
Fraser Island is the largest sand based island in the world, stretching well over a 100 miles long the coast. I was expecting an extra large sand pit. But the island is almost covered with rainforest and Flora, untouched for millions of years. The place is incredible and is one of the places you are likely to see a dingo in the wild as there are quite a number on the island ( i've no idea how they got there).
There is 2 choices of accomodation on the island. Either go camping (which means you have to stay in Hevey Bay for a day for induction) or go to the Kingfisher Resort, which can be expensive. Fortunatly i got a good deal on the net. (this also turned out to be a good idea. 2 girls i met that went camping, got soaked and the rest of the party didnt tidy up after themselves so thay got invaded by starving dingos and then got fined for not obeying the rules.
My hotel room a was an ajoined cabin on stilts out in the forest which is a 4 minute walk from the main hotel through very dimmly lit forest. At night time it's a bloody long 4 minutes, especially after being told that there are numerous poisonous snakes and spiders on the island. The 5 five mile bush walk i took was equally intimidating. (not quite Blair Which, more Deliverance - cue the banjos)
The resort is Amazing and has great ECO tours including a 4 wheel drive tour around the island and a loads of hikes through the forest. The resort also had bush tucker tasting and cooking which is great fun. Fortunatly no grubs to eat on this occasion
I wish i could have stayed for a couple of more days and gone further north on the island. But its best to leave wanting more, so i've been told