Fraser Island

November 3, Monday, we headed north to Hervey Bay, about a 4 hour drive from Dicky Beach. It is a natural bay between the mainland and Fraser Island, and the local economy is based on tourism, primarily whale watching and access to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, that stretches over 76 miles in length and 13 miles at its widest point. Fraser Island beaches and sandy inland roads are suitable only for high clearance 4WD vehicles with low range capacity, so we could not take our car. We booked a two day tour leaving at 8am the next morning ready for another adventure in a 4WD tour bus carrying about 30 tourists from all over the world, a lot of Germans. Continue reading