It was only a 60 mile hop from Mooloolaba to Fraser island which is the largest sand island in the world. Sculptured from wind, sand and sea over thousands of years with fresh water lakes and a rainforest. The beach on the east side is over 70 km long ! We first had to negotiate a sand bar into the inside of the island which could only be ventured during high tide. We had to check in with the local coast guard to advise them we would be going over the bar and then let them know once we were through. They provided us with the latest way points as the sand was constantly moving. We spent a few nights in Tin Can bay marina before heading up the inside passage of Fraser island.

We both agreed that we were not going to see the best of the island alone, so we decided to take a day tour from a popular holiday resort half way up at King Fisher bay.

We booked a 4×4 all day trip which turned out to be excellent, providing us with all the highlights of the island and including a short scenic flight of the beach with Fraser air. We got to wade through a fresh water creek, swim in a fresh water lake that was crystal clear and hike through a rain forest. Our guide was excellent and we returned to the boat at the end of the day to enjoy the sunset with a sundowner !

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Lake Mackenzie

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SS Maheno

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Ready to take flight over Fraser island

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The Runway !

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SS Maheno 

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Coming into land on the beach !

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Strangler fig

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Powder white sands

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Beautiful sunset

 

 

Brisbane to Mooloolaba
Lady Musgrave Island

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