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Sand, sand & sand

A woman posing with the Australian flag.

Last weekend my friend and I went to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and one of the only places in the world where rainforest grows in sand. Fraser Island is over 120 kilometres long and over 25 kilometres across at its widest point.

First we had to go by ferry to the island. On the island we drove for an hour and the only thing we saw was the beautiful beaches, the ocean and dingoes and we even saw some dolphins jumping out of the water. After this adventurous bus drive we stopped at Eli Creek where we had lunch. Eli Creek is the largest creek on the eastern beach of Fraser Island, pours up to four million litres of clear water into the ocean every hour. After lunch we had a lot of fun swimming in Eli Creek, because of the fast-flowing water you could really ‘float’ down the creek.

The second stop was at the Maheno Shipwreck. This ship was built in Scotland in 1904 and used to be a hospital. After exploring the ship we went to our last stop of the day; Indian Head, the most easterly point of the island. Indian Head is a coastal headland on the eastern side of Fraser Island. At the highest point of the headlands we had a spectacular view over the ocean and the beaches. We ended this amazing day with a beach walk along the coast where we spotted some stars in the clear sky. This was the first time I spotted the Southern Cross, I was very lucky.

The next day we started with a rainforest walk at Pile Valley. Unfortunately it was a bit of a cold day but nevertheless we really enjoyed ourselves. After the walks we left Fraser Island and went to Rainbow Beach were we had a delicious lunch. This is where the tour stopped. We had so much fun during these two days. I really recommend everyone to join as you will get the opportunity to see the most beautiful spots on Fraser Island.

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