Sunday, 20th April 2014
written by Lorena Buller and Zoe K'Gari
Today at the time of six o'clock in the morning (which is not really the favourite time for most people to get up), we had to prepare for the Beauty Spots Tour on Fraser Island. Our tour began at 8:30am and ended at 4:30pm. Our tour guide Gary,who was a true blue Aussi took us all over the beautiful island in this huge bus and he was really cool. To get to our first view point we had to drive for about one hour through a road shaped like a rollercoaster. Our second stop was the fresh water spring "Eli Creek", which flows into the sea and where we had the chance to take a swim. Approaching to the spring we had to drive along the beach which was like the highway of the island and while our driving we had the chance to take a look at the sea. After having a cup of tea and some really nice cookies we took off to the ship wrack where we took a lovely group picture.
Next, some of us had the great opportunity to fly over the island and thanks to Anastasia who missed out on flying because we were too many people, everybody who wanted to, could fly. The view we had over the island was simply amazing and a very good experience. After our lunch the next destination was the rainforest and we had a 1,8km bushwalk, where the moskitos enjoyed their lunch too (German students and teacher). Our last stop was at lake McKinzey, a lake formed just by rainwater and without any connection to the sea, so the water was very clear but also very fresh.
Everybody was happy to take a swim and to relax in the sun for a little while, after this long and exhausting trip. Back at the lodges we had to hurry a bit to be at the beach in time to see the sunset.
For us this day was a very good and exciting experience we had on Fraser Island.
It was really a day in paradise!