The beauty of Fraser Island – Queensland Trip Day 13

WARNING : Photo overload ahead.

Today we had a rather early start, having to be outside our apartment at 6.30am. Unfortunately Athena was really sick with a cold so we didn’t think it was wise for her to come on a such long and rough day of driving.

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First up was the stunning hour long drive along the beach.

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Before we arrived at the coloured sands.

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Just stunning. Really reminded me of the Outback and our trip to Uluru with the red sand against the blue skies.

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The last time I was here I was about 10.

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The beach was beautiful.

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Back on the bus and on the ferry over to Fraser Island. It was strange driving onto the beach to get to the ferry.

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We had made to Fraser Island.

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After some more beach driving it was time to stop for morning tea. Wish I could have a view like this for all my morning teas :-).

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The water here is stained with tannin from the trees.

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Kevin was impressed he could still get internet on most parts of the island.

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Finally we headed inland and for the more bumpy part of the trip.

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To get to Lake McKenzie.

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Unfortunately we didn’t see any dingoes.

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It was a short walk downhill to the lake.

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which was just magical.

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And incredibly clear.

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and icy cold.

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But we all went in, eventually getting used to the temperature.

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Such a special place to swim.

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The sand was amazingly fine.

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After our swim we got dressed again and went to the lunch area.

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Which thankfully was in the shade as it was very warm in the sun.

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While we waited we made a new friend.

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and took some selfies :-).

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Lunch was really delicious, even if they had forgotten to cook me a veggie patty.

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More bumpy roads (not so good after lunch), before we stopped at a rainforest for a walk around.

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More friends.

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And a strangler fig.

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A closeup by Kevin.

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And a gorgeous staghorn.

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More driving, then back on the ferry.

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Where we spotted some dolphins.

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Back on the mainland there was one last stop for afternoon tea and lamingtons.

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Kevin had a rest and Christy had a little play at the playground.

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Then was rather a lot more driving until we arrived back in Noosaville. Tired but very happy. And thankfully Athena was feeling better after her relax day. Dinner was soft TVP tacos.

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