Fraser Island and the Dingos

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The barge

Got to the 4x4 place and had to spend ages going through all the gear and checking everything was working and marking off problems with the car etc etc. Hit the road and headed for the barge to take us to the island. The barge was nice and gave good views of the island en route. Disembarked and hit the sand tracks which were good fun, really bumpy and scared some people overly. Shortly after getting there the other group we were with got themselves stuck in the sand because they could not get themselves in to 4wd so we got them out. Then had some lunch and headed off for a walk to a lake. The walk took forever but revealed a nice little lake which was a sun trap. Stayed there a while and headed off to the campsite. Got to drive down the beach which was fun and fast and had to watch out for planes which also landed on the beach.

Fraser island
Got to the camp site and set up tents before it got dark which it did early. Did get to stop off at Eli Creek which was a nice little creek that flowed in to the sea for a little and saw a dingo. You have to be careful of them as they are wild and killed a boy a few years ago but if u stand still you are ok. Also you dont go anywere by yourself and had to go to the toilet in pairs like at primary school or something

Cooked dinner and had a fire and had a few drinks around the fire. It was not the fun party place i had been led to believe by others. Also sleeping in a tent is terrible, so uncomfortable and reminded me of why i hated it so much as a child. I may have said it before but this time i am certain that i will never go camping again, i cannot see any merit in it.

a wild dingo
Had to wake up early because you cannot drive on the beach at high tide and headed off to a nice little spot on the beach and cooked breakfast. Did a bit of sunbathing and took a little nap which was nice then headed to the champagne pools. You cannot actually swim in the sea at fraser island because of animals and strong currents except in these pools which are protected by rocks. However it was overcast so it did not feel very champagney. Headed back to the beach and the sun came out again and sucked up some rays and another nap and caught some good sun which was nice. Headed back to the campsite and took in the wreck on the beach which was nice to see, although i am not sure on the back story of it. Did pretty much the same in the evening except i crashed early due to lack of sleep previous nights.
A Wreck

The last day we packed up and went to Lake McKenzie which is a bit of a highlight, it was a very beautiful lake with sand around it, however it was very gloomy and even started to rain so i did not manage to get in to the water at any point of the trip and we left early because it was no fund being on a beach in the raind and just waited at th barge port to go home having thoroughly had enough of camping hopped on and got back but without the other group who we had lost and it turned out they had radiator problems and were fined for being late back, we had nothing to pay which was good.

margmack says:
Man..you just sound so travel weary....perhaps you were pushing too hard to see so much in the time you had that you forgot about realaxing and enjoying the experience?
Posted on: Oct 27, 2008
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The barge
The barge
Fraser island
Fraser island
a wild dingo
a wild dingo
A Wreck
A Wreck
Everyone asleep
Everyone asleep
Driving on the beach
Driving on the beach
me at lake mckenzie
me at lake mckenzie
Fraser Island
photo by: Ils1976