Fraser Island is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Protected by World Heritage, and totally derserving of that title.
Before we left Hervey Bay for Fraser Island, Barbara & I did a whale watching tour, first we saw a Dugong (similar to the American Manatee). It was simply amazing, as they are my favourite water mammals. After we saw dolphins and a sea turtle - then came the whales and plenty of them! A mother and baby took particular interest in our boat with the bottom deck crammed full of school kids - the kids waved at the whales and they put on a spectacular show!
Onto Fraser.... we decided to do a 2 day 1 night guided safari as it was the most suitable option because of my flight back to Sydney. Also, there is not much point doing a self-drive safari unless you are prepared to spend half of your trip bogged in sand.
We visited, 75 mile beach, Indian Head, Champagne Pools, Lake Wabby, Lake Birabeen, Eli Creek, Moheno Ship Wreck, various rainforests and stayed in a super luxury campsite! Our tents had 2 single beds in and polished wooden floors!
The most rewarding part was the 1.8km hike to Lake Wabby - you walk over huge sand dunes to get there and think that you are on the verge of death and your calves are about to explode, but the view of the fantastic lake is sooo worth it!
We saw all of 1 dingo - yipee doo dah day. It was a very helthy looking girl who took it upon herself to race us down 75 mile beach - we won.
Take a look at the photos i've uploaded of Fraser and of the huge gang of us that went out for my birthday - I didn't take too many photos as I was far too busy drinking, dancing and having a grand old time.
Being 24 is good, but 25 is so much better!! I'm a quarter of a century old now - wooo hoooo