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May 29, 2005 - Hervey Bay (06/04/05 & 10/04/05)

Only here because it's the jump off point for Fraser Island. The only other thing worth mentioning is that I left a tee shirt here but only remembered once I was in the next town. Irritating; it was my favourite Toes on the Nose one. Wouldn't want to be a local because every time yuo go shopping, the car park is full of badly driven 4x4's full of backpackers, tinned tuna and slabs of beer.

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Simon -off to Oz!

May 25, 2005 - Fraser island

Apparently no trip to the East coast of Australia is complete without a trip to Fraser Island. We heard so much about it that we decided we couldn't pass on the opportunity to visit. So we booked a 2 day, 1 night tour (the only way to see the island). Had no idea what to expect except that it was cool - and it definitley exceeded our expectations. Fraser Island was discovered by the Aborigines 20,000 yrs ago and, go figure, founded by tourisits who ran them out in the 1930's. It's the largest sand island in the world and the only way to...

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May 24, 2005 - Fraser Island

Fraser Island is entirely sand to a depth of about 100 metres - there is no soil at all on the island although it is largely covered in rain forest. It is the largest sand island in the world and the fourth largest island off the coast of Australia. It is also home to the Dingo - were we going to see one? There are about 120 dingoes on the island, which is about the size of Surrey, so it is unlikely. Dingoes do not bark, they howl as they are closely related to wolves. Obviously they have bad press because they can be dangerous especially...

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May 22, 2005 - Fraser Island, Australia

We boarded our coach to Hervey Bay's... bay and caught a ferry to Fraser Island, the largest sand island on the planet, or so i've been told. Our group was close to 17 people from England, Norway, Switzerland and Germany, but sadly most of them were neither inspirational in conversation nor in looks. Luckily for us as we arrived on Fraser's untouched beaches and sprawling forests in no time and our eccentric guide for the next three days outlined what was ahead. Today we'd mainly see a few sights on Fraser's central areas starting with one...

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May 1, 2005 - Fraser Island

Dag van de arbeid, of zoals ze hier zeggen Labourday. Labourday en een holidayweekend? Want toen ik gisteravond aan het tikken was, kwam ik er achter dat het vandaag, ZONDAG dus, Labourday is. Hoezo dan een lang/holidayweekend? Daar ben ik in de loop van de dag achter gekomen: vandaag, zondag is het inderdaad 1 mei en dus Labourday, maar, omdat Labourday op een zondag (in het weekend) valt, en er dus geen labour wordt verrricht, wordt de dag verschoven naar maandag, de eerste labourday van de week, en die is dan vrij, een holiday dus. Mooi...

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Apr 11, 2005 - Hervey Bay - a complaint

This is a very quick entry but noless important. We know that all of you out there are at work and would feel that we have no cause for complaint but please, please have a little sympathy for us! It has been raining almost non-stop wherever we have gone for the last 3 weeks for goodness sake! This coupled with the winds has ensured that we could not dive the Great Barrier Reef and made a sailing trip round the beautiful WhitSunday islands a little ordinary. We appreciate that this does not make up for early mornings and long days but for...

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Apr 3, 2005 - Fraser Island!

So we only went to Fraser Island for one day... But my god did they manage to pack a lot into it! We went via Hervey Bay - it's pretty much the closest area to the island, which incidentally, is massive - some 70 miles long. As Helen's family were leaving the country on Tuesday we really had to get a move on and pack as much in as possible, which is why we only went to Fraser for the day - so it was more of a taster for us as we intend to travel back later in the year on our way back down the East Coast from Cairns - so watch this space! On...

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Apr 2, 2005 - Fra hoppende Wallabies til full fres på Fraser

Her kommer det et lite påskedryss - vi har vært på tur igjen og oppdaget mer av Australia Søndag morgen pakka vi i bilen og dro avgårde til Dalby. Målet var å få med seg Bunya Nasjonalpark og hoppende Wallabies. Sissel og Astrid hadde fristet oss med flotte bilder og gode histoerier. Vi møtte ikke de tre handlingsløse pensjonistene i Dalby, men med inside information fra damorna, klarte vi oss utmerket. Bodde på Motell Myall en natt og tilbrakte noen timer i parken. Fikk sett x antall wallabies, som ble det store høydepunktet! KULE DYR!! Vi...

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Mar 31, 2005 - Hervey Bay & Fraser Island

Fraser Island - the place where all boys can live out their Dukes of Hazard fantasies from their youth! What is it? A huge sand island just off the coast by Hervey Beach. What is there to do there? Umm... basically drive around the island in 4x4's as fast as you can, then pitch a tent for the evening and have a good old traditional ozzie barbie! Oh yes - and run as fast as you can down a steep sand dune into a lake, and sit on a pure white beach next to the crystal clear blue water of Lake McKenzie. You get given all the horror stories...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Mar 17, 2005 - Hervey Bay & Fraiser Island

We spent 3 days and 2 nights on a self drive safari on Fraser Island. Fraser is the largest sand island in the world and you can drive along the beaches to get from one side to the other, the beach is also used as a runway for planes to take off and land from. This is something you have to be careful of when driving certain stretches of the beach. The 4x4 contract also stated that the vehicle should not be taken through salt water, everybody became very paranoid about this fact, as we would all have lost $60 if the company had found out it...

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Mar 7, 2005 - An island of sand

Well, we're back and unscathed from our 4 by 4-ing adventure. There were a couple of nail biting moments in the jeep along with pee-ing in the dark surrounded by dingos...be dingo safe! We were put in a group with 7 others, 4 swedes, 1 Texan, 1 Canadian and a northern lass. Group A by name, Group A by nature. We were by far the better of the two groups, even if we do say so ourselves. We were issued with all our camping equipment, bought ourselves some food and off we went to the ferry to go over to Fraser Island, the largest sand island...

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Feb 24, 2005 - Hervey Bay- Fraser Island

Toys for Boys... Von Hervey Bay aus ging es weiter mit einem gemieteten 4x4 Pick-up Truck nach Fraser Island. Eigentlich muesste diese Insel Racer Island heissen, denn die ganze Insel besteht aus Sand und so duest man auf der Insel am Strand entlang, welcher 75 Kilometer lang ist oder sticht ins Landesinnere vor, wo man dann die Moeglichkeit hat quer durch den Dschungel zu fahren, oder besser gesagt zu driften, um an wunderschoene Suesswasserseen zu halten und zu campieren. Wir blieben insgesamt drei Naechte auf Fraser. So hatten wir die...

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