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Fraser Island – the paradise

Last week, we had a getaway weekend to Fraser Island, the biggest sand island in the world. I can’t believe we didn’t go there earlier. The beauty of the island is breathtaking without a single bit of exaggeration. No surprise it is World Heritage listed. The only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer than a weekend this time.

It was a bit of drive to get to the island from Brisbane. It took us about three hours to Rainbow Beach. We got our hired car there, and we were off to take the ferry. You need a proper 4WD vehicle to drive around on the island. Since there are no proper roads on the island, you have to drive on the beach during low tide. The inland tracks are all soft sand. No way you can drive your normal car there without damage it or get stuck.

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While we were on the ferry, everyone was already awed for the view of the island. You really can’t blame them, the blue sky, white clouds, white sand, green vegetation at the background. What would you do, eh? 😉DSCF7323When we got off the ferry and drove towards our accommodation, we just couldn’t stop taking photos of the beach. Eventually, we had to stop the car and just enjoyed the view of the ocean beach for a while. It was so satisfying, trust me!

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By the time we reached our accommodation, we realised our mobiles didn’t have any reception. Well, we accidentally had a digital detoxing weekend. I didn’t mind at all. On the contrary, it was wonderful! It was so quiet on the island. I was so happy that I were able to just enjoy my morning coffee on the deck without touching my phone at all.

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There are quite a few freshwater lakes on the island. We went to Lake McKenzie. The road was so unbelievably bumpy because of the soft sand. I sort of regretted to go to the lake on the way. However, when we arrived and saw the lake, it was definitely worth it.  The water was crystal clear because Lake McKenzie is a “perched” lake. There is only rainwater in the lake, no groundwater, no streams, very organic! I had never seen a perched lake before.

After a good swim in the crystal clear water, we sat on the beautiful white sand to rest. It was so quiet, the birds were singing. All I needed to do was enjoy the view and the occasional gentle breeze. The time just stopped.

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To be continued! 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Fraser Island – the paradise

  1. Looks like a relaxing retreat…and what a view! The biggest sand island…now I need to add to my list of places to visit. 🙂 This is definitely a place where no reception is a bonus and I’m so glad you had time to just enjoy. My type of adventure…taking a 4WD somewhere sandy and bumpy! Love the heart on the beach too 🙂

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    1. Thanks. If you come to Australia, definitely check it out. It’s so soooooo beautiful! We really had a great time. My mom enjoyed it very much. New experience for her, you know, 4WD drive, ocean beach, fishing, all that. 😊

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