Oz Adventures: Fraser Island

Another super delayed Australia post, but better late than never? It seemed pretty questionable if I’d ever get around to writing moar about my Oz trip.

Before I begin, I must say that planning the logistics for this trip were a little puzzling. We had a general idea of where we wanted to go but the internet wouldn’t tell us the best ways to get there, specifically Fraser Island. I believe the two popular towns to stay in (if you’re going to Fraser Island) are Noosa and Rainbow Beach. We looked at hostels in both towns, and Rainbow Beach hostels were a little dodgy (bed bugs) so we decided on Noosa, which is the cutest little beach town! It was raining the entire time we were there and apparently it hadn’t rained in 3 months, but I imagine that it would be AMAZING sans rain. I also found a little fruit stand next to the bus depot:


The only thing I regret about Australia is not eating enough pineapple. Might I add that Mareeba Gold pineapple (above) is low in acidity, READ: you can eat an entire Mareeba Gold pineapple without the inside of your mouth feeling raw. WIN. 2 for $5 pineapple? DON’T MIND IF I DO.


Fraser Island was stunning. Majestic rain forests, fresh water lakes, and clear sandy beaches for dayz! It’s an island that’s composed entirely of sand, which makes it a reallyreallyreally cool nature thing; it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, very serious about how cool it is. My favourite part was being able to sit at the front of the vehicle with our guide and pick his brain, even though I couldn’t understand much of what he was saying because Aussie accents, amirite???? But a front row seat was absolutely necessary for marveling at this beauty of an island.

Maheno Shipwrek{ The Maheno Shipwreck }

Wanggoolba Creek{ Wanggoolba Creek }

it's proper pissin' down now{ “It’s proper pissin’ down now!” }

seventy-five mile beach{ Seventy-Five Mile Beach }

lake mckenzie{ Lake McKenzie }

It rained at the end of our tour, but it RARELY rains on this island so I like to think that we got to see a rare glimpse of rainy Fraser Island, and that’s pretty special.



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