We Travel Co team recently spent three days on the awesome Fraser Island.
We went there with Drop Bear Adventures , A small independent tour company based in Noosa Heads. After four months in Australia, I had the opportunity to travel a lot between Sydney and Cairns, and I can comfortably say that this 3 day tour was the best I’ve done so far!
The adventure started in Noosa where we met our awesome guide Mark (who has been travelling to the island since he was a young boy) and 10 travellers joining us on the adventure. We all jumped in the 4WD and drove to Inskip point via rainbow Beach to catch the barge to Fraser Island. As soon as we landed on the island, we saw dolphins, whales, dingos (and a dead turtle on the beach..!)
We drove on the beach and set up camp in the middle of nowhere, behind a dune sheltered from the ocean’s wind. It was an amazing place surrounded by nature! Then we had a nice lunch before getting visting Lake Wabby.
To get there, we walked through the forest, through magical sand dunes and had a swim in the lake! What a magical place!
After a nice afternoon chilling out on by the lake, we got back to the camp where we admired the whales , dingos and the sunset over the ocean and had a delicious barbecue dinner cooked by our guide Mark! We gazed a while at a star filled sky and went to bed, exhausted after a full day of adventures!
The day after, we woke up early to see the sunrise over the ocean… I have no words to describe it, just have a look to the photo below..!
After a good breakfast, we drove to meet some locals who shared some history of the island with the group by showing us old black and white photos. It was a nice exchange which seemed to be appreciated by both the tour group and the locals!
Then we got back in the 4WD and stopped at The Pinnacles, an amazing part of the beach! There, Mark told us a local Aboriginal’s story about that special place, I definitely love how Aboriginals made up stories about this Island!
After that quick stop, we drove until Indian Head. A crazy lookout from the top on Fraser Island in the north. From this lookout we could admire the Island coast, its turquoise water and saw whales, dolphins, stingrays, turtles, etc. swimming in the ocean! I could have stayed all the day there, it was so magical!!
We had a nice fresh lunch on the beach and then went to the Champagne pools, which is a natural rockpool where we had a swim with lots of small colored fishes living there and shared some champagne with the group!
After that peaceful moment in this natural spa, we headed back to the camp area, stopping on the way at the Maheno shipwreck (a Japanese ship which ran aground on Fraser island in 1935).
Back in the camp, we went fishing on the beach and Sam caught a huge Mulloway or Jewfish , we ate it the day after for lunch. So good! Mark cooked Pippies or Wongs ( a shellfish found in the sand) on the BBQ, a tasty first experience for each of us!
The day after we drove inland through a beautiful rainforest (the only sand island in the world where rainforest grows!) arriving at the famous Lake McKenzie where we had a swim and chilled out on the beach.
Then we went walking in the rainforest after a delicious lunch (good fresh fish wraps!). After that, it was time to head back to Noosa so we took the ferry back and drove along the unforgettable Rainbow Beach where we stopped on our way in order to admire its natural colored sands!
What an awesome tour on Fraser Island! During these days Mark took us to amazing places telling us Aboriginal stories about them, we learnt a lot about Fraser Island’s past, had a lot of fun with all the group, and ate very good food!
PS : If you want to see more photos of these three days on Fraser Island, go on the We Travel Co Facebook page ! Check out this short video below and see what you can expect on a Dropbear Adventure 3 day camping trip to Fraser Island!