Fraser island is the world’s largest sand island, and it has plenty of amazing spots which are unique to the island – it’s definitely a special place which has to be visited whilst travelling the East coast of Australia.
We booked our tag along tour through Nomads, and we spent 3 days and 2 nights on the island. The trip was pretty expensive ($499), but so worth it – the price also included our stay in a hostel on the island and also all of our meals for the 3 days (cereal or toast for breakfast, wraps or sandwiches for lunch, and spag bol or steak for dinner). The tour consisted of around 26 of us, and three 4 wheel drives cruising around the island in a tag along tour with a guide at the front. Everyone was around a similar age and up for a good time, it’s the best tour to pick to make friends from all over the world.
On day 1, we got picked up from Noosa on a coach and arrived at Rainbow Beach where we collected our 4 wheel drives and were briefed on how to drive them. I got chosen to drive our car first as I was the most nervous about driving on sand, and Barry our instructor was really helpful and I was a pro in no time! Everyone made friends really quickly and it wasn’t long until we were on the island taking turns driving along the beach, spotting dingos and singing along to old school tunes.
Our first stop was Lake Wabby, where we raced up sand dunes and got our feet nibbled by rainbow fish.
We swam in the rockpools which are called this because when the waves crash into the rocks the overflow of water is bubbly giving the effect of champagne.
The view is amazing from up here, we got told that sometimes dolphins are spotted from Indian head but it was too choppy when we were there 😦
Eli creek is like a lazy river, which is made up of freshwater which travels down from the top of the creek to the sea.
There was also a shipwreck here, which was used as a medical ship in WW2 and sold to the japanese and then got washed up onto the beach during a cyclone. There is only half the ship remaining as you can see as Australians used the ship for bombing practice.
At this stop we were also offered to do a 20 minute flight in a small plane for 60 dollars each if we could get 7 of us together , we decided to do it (despite me nearly pulling out at the last minute) and the views of the 75 mile beach were amazing, we also saw the butterfly lake which can only be seen by plane.
My favourite! The whitest sand and the bluest freshwater which you can drink, and the sand is so fine you can use it to exfoliate. The water was so nice to swim in and it’s so picturesque.
Our time on Fraser Island was perfect from start to finish, it’s like nothing I have ever done before and will always remember. It felt like a true escape as there is no phone signal on the island, so you get a true taste of island life and embrace every moment.
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