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Fraser Island

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Whilst staying in Hervey Bay we decided to take a day trip to Fraser Island - the largest sand island in the world!

The island is only accessible by 4x4 and whilst there is the option to hire your own and go exploring, we decided to go on an organised tour.

Our tour guide Captain Kangaroo as he liked to be called was fantastic, he'd lived on the Island for the past 12 or so years and had some great stories about the place, it's history and various features (for example: The island has several fresh water reserves, it would need to not rain for 80 years for the fresh water to run out). This was our first and probably large organised day tour, the Island itself was stunning, really beautiful, but sharing the views and locations with our tour group and perhaps 3 or 4 others some what spoilt the atmosphere of the place.

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  • On the journey back to the boat to take us home 'Cappy' regaled us with tales of the various deadly animals on the Island, the worst of which was the Forest Funnel Web which has 14 different venoms within it and which there is no antidote for - one bite and in 90 minutes you're a gonna..gotta love this country!?

Posted by MarknKate 18:28 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

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