24 Dec

We spent Christmas Day on Fraser Island. Fraser Island is only a 40 minute ferry ride from Hervey Bay. It is the largest sand island in the world, and has a rain-forest. We did a 3 days and 2 nights camping trip with Fraser Roving, where we did a tag-along-trip, driving a 4 wheel drive throughout the dirty rain-forest tracks and on the beach.

We saw a lot of things on the way to the campsite, like the ship wreck ‘Maheno’, which was a former passenger liner that has been blown ashore by a cyclone in 1935.

We saw sand-dunes in contrast to the surrounding sea, very beautiful landscapes.

There is a lot of wildlife on the island. We saw spiders, lizards, birds and dingos and lots of bugs! Luckily we did not encounter any snakes on our trip, as 7 of the most dangerous snakes lives on Fraser.

We went to some of the beautiful lakes that are on Fraser, such as Lake Wabby (which is surrounded on 3 sides by forest), Lake McKenzie and my favourite Lake Birrabeen.

We had a competition of who could run the fastest up a sand dune and trekked trough the rain-forest.

We met this chap through spider alley…and had to go under the spider web to follow the path.

Every evening ended with setting up camp and making dinner. It was an amazing experience, where we met a lot of new friendly people and have a lot of new memories and experiences to look back on.


2 Responses to “FRASER ISLAND”

  1. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) January 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    hei og godt nytt år – nå er dere på plasser hvor jeg ikke hadde satt mine ben – gikk frysninger nedover ryggen når eg så den spideren… kos dere videre…

    • Kat Breivik January 6, 2012 at 2:55 am #

      Hei God Jul og Godt Nyttaar ja! Haaper dere hadde ein flott jul. Ja der er litt for mange smaadyr her for meg og, edderkopper og mygg, huff, men utenom det er det berre bra:) Onsker deg og familien et riktigt godt nyttaar!:)

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