Fraser Island – the final chapter

This final chapter is in no relevant or logical order, this chapter is a story involving sandy roads, shipwrecked boats, creeks that flow into the ocean, full moons, a bogged mini bus and a pub with no patrons; that’s how we sum up our Fraser Island tour.

That’s what I love about travelling, the memories come back in jumbled excited and chaotic bursts, with no logical order, at least that’s how it works for me.

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From interesting trees, to the refreshing Eli creek we walked we swam and we explored.

Here is an interesting fact ( or not!) Eli creek is said to pour 8 million litres of water into the Pacific Ocean each day. This beautiful creek offers a boardwalk through the trees and a jump of point where you can jump into the creek, float or walk your way back down into the ocean.

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Me and my ” holiday” hair at the start of the walk – in the background you can see the ocean and the many 4WD cars waiting patiently for the tide to go out before they can cross. A traffic jam on the beach is not something you see every day.

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From the refreshing Eli Creek we drove further down the road to the famous ‘Maheno’ shipwreck. I can’t actually remember the story sorry but I am sure our helpful friend google can assist with that if you are interested to find out more.

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From the wrecks to the Pinnacles – these coloured sand dunes yet another of Fraser Islands natural wonders.

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With a weird fascination to search for dingoes we walked onto the beach at sunset – or should I say I dragged my husband with me so I could take photos and he could protect me from wild dingoes should they decide to sneak up on me when I am in my sunset photo taking zone ( a combination more dangerous than the dingoes themselves)

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No dingo sightings I sulked back to our room where I was given an even better surprise a full orange moon slowly rising between two palm trees.

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We capped the night off with an ice cold beer in a pub with no patrons – too eager??

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Our adventure had come to an end, a beautiful short journey that felt like a few weeks.

A 45 minute ferry ride back to the mainland, I felt nostalgic as I always do at the end of an adventure.

A mixture of joy and sorrow all rolled into one- joy at the wonderful memories, sorrow the adventure is coming to an end.

We arrived back to Hervey Bay around 6pm where we had a 4 hour drive to get back to Brisbane.

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As is the universe was sensing my sorrow the skies lit up, a beautiful sunset and a full moon to guide us home, I drove through the dark highway hoping that no kangaroos would jump out infront of our car.

We arrived home where I promptly collapsed into bed, my mind drifting to the beautiful sights I was lucky enough to see.

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About Lou Schwarz

I am a traveller at heart.I dream about travel- of exploring the world and meeting new people. When I am not dreaming or travelling; I work in communications and media and I also teach body balance group fitness classes. I live my life trying to motivate and inspire people through fitness, doing one thing a week that scares me, and unleashing my creativity as frequently as I can. When I am not getting my zen on through teaching I am constantly attract ridiculous things and people into my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you enjoy my two blogs -or at least one of them :)

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