A Travellerspoint blog

FRASER ISLAND TO BYRON BAY

THE 2ND LEG

sunny 28 °C

RAINBOW BEACH THE GATEWAY TO FRASER ISLAND....THE BIGGEST SAND ISLAND IN THE WORLD AND HOME TO THOUSNDS OF DINGOS (WILD DOGS)
A 2 NIGHT 3 DAY BEACH CAMPING TRIP AWAITS US. WE SATY AT A HOSTEL THAT ARRANGES THIS FOR US. WE GET PUT INTO GROUPS OF 11 AND HAVE OUR OWN FOUR WHEEL DRIVE,A LOAD OF FOOD, CAMPING GEAR AND A MAP OF THE ISLAND....OH AND OF COURSE LOTS AND LOTS OF GOON (CHEAP BOXED BACKPACKER WINE)
THE TRIP IS SUCH A MAD EXPERIENCE. WE TAKE TURNS DRIVING ON THE SAND,THE BEACH GOES ON FOR MILES AND MILES. OUR GROUP TURN OUIT TO BE QUITE BORING A ND WANTED TO CAMP IN REMOTE AREAS WHERE NO OTHER TENTS COULD BE SEEN SO ON THE FIRST NIGHT WE WALK FOR AN HOUR IN THE DEEP SAND TO ANOTHER CAMPING SPOT TO MEET SOME OTHERS. IT WAS A SILLY THING TO DO WITH DINGOS ROAMING THE BEACH AND AN OLD SHIPWRECK SWEPT UP BESIDE US ON THE BEACH MADE IT VERY SCARY!!!
MEAL TIMES WERE ALWAYS FUN AND WE HAD TO WASH THE DISHES IN THE SEA !
THE ISLAND IS BEAUTIFUL WITH 2 STUNNING LAKES...LAKE MCKENZIE AND LAKE WABBIE BOTH NATURAL POOLS CONTAING TEA TREE OIL FOR A RELAXING DIP.
AFTER NOT SHOWERING FOR 3 DAYS AND HAVING TO TAKE A SPADE TO DIG A HOLE FOR THE TOILET IT WAS NICE TO GET BACK ON THE MAINLAND FOR A NITE BEFORE HEADING OFF AGAIN TO NOOSA.

NOOSA IS JUST NORTH OF BRISBANE AND A NICE RELAXING 2 NIGHT STOP OVER IN THIS UP MARKET TOWN WAS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.
IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL BEACH SOME LOVELY PLACES TO EAT AND IS SO LAID BACK. FROM HERE I PAY MY SECOND VISIT TO THE ZOO AS THE GIRLS HADNT BEEN AND THE 2ND TIME BEING JUST AS GOOD AS THE 1ST.

NEXT STOP IS BRISBANE FOR A COUPLE OF NIGHTS THEN SURFERS PARADISE ANOTHER 3 HOURS SOUTH.
SURFERS IS A BIG HOLIDAY DESTINATION FOR AUSTRALIANS,WITH THEME PARKS,BEACHES AND LOTS OF THINGS TO DO. LEARNING TO SURF WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD BUT ALL THE SURF SCHOOLS BEING BOOKED OUT AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.
MY LAST STOP BEFORE SYDNEY IS BYRON BAY.
STRAIGHT AWAY I LOVE BYRON BAY. THE BARS A BUZZING WITH LIVE MUSIC AND EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT TIME.
THERE ARE STREET PERFORMERS GALORE AND PEOPLE ARE SO FRIENDLY.
A DAY TOUR FROM BYRON TAKES US TO NIMBIN. A HIPPIE TOWN WHERE ITS POPULAR TO BUY GRASS ON THE STREETS AND VARIOUS COOKIES AND CAKES OF THE AMSTERDAM KIND. ALTHOUGH ILLEGAL THE POLICE SEEM TO TURN A BLIND EYE. SO WHILST HERE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN RUDE NOT TO DO AS THE LOCALS DO. 1 COOKIE AND MY WHOLE DAY WAS SPENT CHILLED OUT BY A LAKE WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD......
NEXT STOP AN HOURS FLIGHT AWAY...THE BIG BIG CITY...SYDNEY JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS X

Posted by TUTS 20:33 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint