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2017/10/25 Oz Day 19-21: Fraser Island
π 2017-10-25 01:01 in Australia, Flying, Ozsafari2017, Trips
After Hamilton Island, our next Island was Fraser Island. Sadly there is no airport there, so we had to fly to Harvey Bay (very scenic flight), and then take a bus and a slow ferry, we got there eventually though.



















After the nice flights, we took the slow ferry to Fraser Island:







After dinner, we went for a night walk ranger led tour:







Around our eco hotel rooms, there was quite a bit of wildlife: water monitor, snakes, loads of spiders, and birds:








The next morning, we went for a 4WD tour of the island in a big bus:


huge 4WD bus
huge 4WD bus


fresh water lake
fresh water lake


the roads are interesting, soft sand makes it more difficult to drive
the roads are interesting, soft sand makes it more difficult to drive









sometimes it felt like we were on a boat :)
sometimes it felt like we were on a boat :)



We finished with a nice fresh water stream emptying in the ocean:





We tried to go on a whale watching tour, but after 5H of rough sea, we didn't see a single one, which is super rare, so we got our money back although we sadly wasted a lot of time:



So, we went ona 4H walk in the afternoon. Sadly we spent most of our time dodging mosquitoes and didn't have much to show for it:

Jennifer got her dingo stick, but we saw no dingos
Jennifer got her dingo stick, but we saw no dingos










lots of snails as tide was getting lower
lots of snails as tide was getting lower



interesting green worms
interesting green worms

Before long, on our walk back, we got our private sunset:


ah oui! :)
ah oui! :)



The next morning, we went to see the little soldeier crabs before heading out:


plenty of them
plenty of them

they make a pile of sand and hide under it, they're quite skilled
they make a pile of sand and hide under it, they're quite skilled

a army of them
a army of them



I'm assming they get eaten by birds
I'm assming they get eaten by birds

Solider Crabs are really fun to watch, here's a video to show you:

And that was it for our last location, Fraser Island.

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