Last weekend was a long weekend in the NSW state Australia so Sanna and I booked a holiday away somewhere hot and tropicial but not international so it was cheaper. Sanna was up in Brisbane for work for the late part of the week so I flew up on Friday night to meet up with her in Noosa just 1 hours drive South West to the coast.
In the morning we left our hotel in Noosa and drove to Fraser island which is 1 hours drive north. Fraser island is famous for being made totally of sand. There is no rock on the island at all, all the plants and tree’s roots hold the island together to stop it from falling apart and washing into the sea.
As soon as we got there we went for a walk to a lovely lake, it was very hot near to the 30’s, coming out of winter this felt really hot to us.
There were some huge sand dunes like small deserts patched around the island. This long stretch fo sand led to a beautiful lagoon.
The lagoon was just truely beautiful, one side huge sands and the other a forest of tree’s.
lovely photo I took as we walked away from the lagoon in the middle of the desert looking back.
A little bit of paradise all around
Surveying the path beyond
Here are some of the locals pushing their truck through one of the deep sand channels. Unfortunatly this channel was one of the main routes across the island so they had to use it and everyone was getting stuck, very funny to watch.
A major landmark of Fraser Island is the shipwreck of the S.S. Maheno. The S.S. Maheno was originally built in 1905 in Scotland as a luxury passenger ship for trans-Tasman crossings.
The wreck was very interesting to wander around, time had eroded it very well, it was once a very large ship.
We spotted a dingo whilst driving along the beach, they were very common at around 2000 on the island at their peak, but there were a few attacks on humans and so the government made a huge issue of it and they were culled down to now a figure of just 200.
Day 1 was over and We started day 2 after breakfast with a short 20 minute flight over the island and the sea to spot some marine wildlife.
Look there’s the lagoon we walked to and had a swim in on day 1, looks just as beautiful form up here.
These plants are called Antler ferms and they are plant parasites that stick to the tree from a seed carried on the wind. They grow in this shape collecting any leaves or small bugs that drop from the tree and consume it for food. If you look carefully you’ll even see it has legs!
What out killer dingos about!
The only way to get about the island is via a series of sandy tracks through the middle of the island. These are VERY rough and play havoc with the suspension of the 4WD’s as you drive about the island.
I had good fun sitting up the front of the 4WD tour bus talking to the driver as we were drivng down the bumpy dirt tracks.
Driving along the beach for endless kilometres, the beach is the fastest way to get around the island as opposed to driving on the inland tracks.
On the third day we left Fraser Island and drove an hour South to the coast front town of Noosa. We deceided to hire bikes for the day to explore the coast and town.
On the cliffs walk we spotted a some dolphins.
This is a view of Noosa from a lookout we cycled up to.
A lovely holiday, very relaxing and felt worlds away from Sydney and was really good fun 🙂