SO EXCITED! Fraser island is a few hours up the motorway, followed by a short ferry crossing, then sand motorway on Fraser. We assembled in Noosa and were collected by a wild looking chap by the name of Alex, a proper Aussie bloke! We were onboarded in to a Land Cruiser, with a collection of other equally excited explorers, and off we went! We reached the ferry crossing after around 2 hours, and started the crossing.
On the other side, we stared to speed along the beach. Alex informed us that the Fraser Island Beach is classified as a public highway and carries a limit of 80kph, all 120km of it. The tide was high, so on a number of occasions, flying on a mix of sand and water felt like the vehicle was just aquaplaning. Thrilling stuff!
There are a number of resorts on the island ranging from top class right the way down to our tent 🏕. Lunch is served!king Fern.
Next stop the SS Maheno Shipwreck located right on the beach. Originally a 5 story ship with elegant interior. Now reduced to just 1 level, most of the rest if gone or under the sand unfortunately. interestingly, when it ran aground in a storm, the locals used the ship to throw parties and weddings. I bet it was great for parties.