Fraser Island, tour of the biggest above water mound of sand
Fraser Island Travel Blog› entry 14 of 59 › view all entries
This morning we boarded the 4WD 40 seater bus for a day of touring around the island. Since the island is a giant mound of sand and it's a world heritage sight, there are no real "roads". There are pathways made of sand. We hadn't been driving for 5 minutes when we came across some tourists that got their rented 4WDs stuck in the sand. 20 minutes later we had pulled them out with our giant bus.
Our first stopover was at Lake Mackenzie, which is a giant lake made in a crater of, you guessed it, sand. It's supposed to be very rare since usually when water hits sand it sinks into it, but after lots and lots of time the bottom somehow changed so it could hold water. The water itself is super clear and the ph level is supposed to have youth reviving properties. They said something like you look 10 years younger and the thought of being 16 years old again was slightly unnerving haha.
We then did a short walk in a rainforest and saw a ginormous fern with fern thingies about 8 metres long. It looked very jurassic park like. We were supposed to walk to a ginormous tree but we didn't have time because we had to stop earlier to get those dumbasses unstuck from the sand. I was disappointed because I really like giant trees, especially after he told us this one would take about 8 people holding hands with arms stretched out to fit around it.
After that we went to a resort for a fantabulous buffet lunch, then for a drive along the beach "highway". Since the beach is the only place where the sand is firm and flat, people drive pretty damn fast along it! We made a stop at the "pinnacles", weird looking rocks, then a shipwreck, and then a creek.
After the bumpy day tour, I went for a walk down to the beach and was pleasantly surprised to see one of the most beautiful sunsets ever. It definitely made my trip to Fraser Island and I took lots of pics although it's difficult to capture something like that on a point and shoot camera. I also bought a sweet beer bottle holder at the gift shop that I'm quite proud of haha