Hey guys, here is my second post of Fraser Island. Just want to put together some highlights of our trip and few things you need to pay attention when you travel to the island.
If you go to Fraser Island, wherever you travel inland, you can only see sand tracks. Nothing else! Fraser Island actually is the only place on our planet that rain forest grows on the sand! (If I’m wrong there, please correct me.) This is truly amazing! I have never seen anything like that.
Apart from relaxing on the beautiful beach, there are many things you can do on the island. If hiking is your thing, there are plenty of options, hiking to Lake McKenzie, taking a lake walk, or just having a short bush walk to see the vegetation and sand dunes.
Fishing is a must-do for us on the island. When it’s high tide, there is not much you can do. You can either chill out at your rented house/resort/camping site or go hiking inland. However, we love fishing. So we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to try beach fishing. My hubby brought our fishing gears. Although they were probably not the best ones for beach fishing since we used to go fishing with boats, we still had a lot of fun.
We stayed in Eurong, which is a prefect place for beach fishing. As a matter of fact, Fraser Island’s eastern coast is all good for beach fishing, 75 Mile Beach, North spit, and Indian Head. I had never done beach fishing before. I learned a little of fishing with boats when we lived in New Zealand. I have to admit it was quite a challenge with all the surf. I lost quite a few fish. We got some Darts at the end. It was still a great experience. I definitely want to do it again next time! 🙂
Eli Creek is a popular spot for travellers. It’s the largest creek on the eastern side of the island. It was such a hot day when we went there. I just felt I was going to melt down in the heat. I found it funny at the beginning when I saw everyone walked all the way up and floated or walked down the creek. Then, I totally understood when I dipped my toe in the crystal clear water. The water was cool and refreshing. We could see fish near by when we walked down. They were not afraid of people at all. The place is absolutely delightful!
While you are having a good time on the island, you need to be careful with Dingoes. Generally, they are not bad or dangerous. However, if you have food lying around, Dingo can be a little bit of trouble. I have seen dingoes eat people’s fishing baits when they were too focused on their fishing rod. From time to time, dingoes can become aggressive (I guess they are probably very hungry.).
When you drive on the beach, be aware of these black rocks especially when the tide is high. You can always use inland bypasses anytime you want. Don’t try to drive over it, it will damage your vehicle.
One last thing is these jellyfish. We saw heaps of blue bottle (Portuguese man o’war) on the beach, not in the water fortunately. Some of the jelly fish can be fatal for human being. Just watch out if you want to have a dip in the ocean.