We spent a few days exploring Fraser Island which is the largest sand island in the world. The island has a unique ecosystem with rainforest growing on sand, fresh water lakes and crystal clear creeks. It is also home to some of Australia’s last remaining wild Dingos.
The island is only accessible using four wheel drive vehicles, so we opted to leave Val on the mainland and join a Cool Dingos tour, booked through Backpackers World Travel. On the first day we swam in the picturesque Lake Mackenzie and enjoyed walks through the rainforest. We drank crystal clear, sand filtered water straight from a creek.
The second day we visited 75 mile beach, driving along the sand with the ocean rushing in next to us was exhilarating. A wild Dingo came over to our vehicle while we were stopped on the beach and gave everything a good sniff, luckily we remained inside! We spent time swimming in Eli Creek and at the Champagne Rock Pools, we also visited the shipwreck and climbed up Indian Head to enjoy spectacular views.
We thought the tour was really good, a great way to see all of the sights without the hassle of driving. It also included basic accommodation and some excellent food.