together we stand in the wind
the beach is one long runway
on the beach you have to negotiate freshwater creeks, some are more then 50 cm deep
this is the required means of transportation, a 4WD with a high clearance
view from the hotel room, we came via the loose sand road
after two days we have to go back to the jetty
fishing is popular here
Lake Wabby with the white Hammerstone Sandblow
the roads are all loose sand, some are almost shaft deep
the local airport
Fraser Island
East of Hervey Bay lies Fraser Island, the worlds largest sand island with more than 100 cubic km of it above sealevel. That's a lot of sand.
 
The island is named after a lady called  Eliza Fraser who got stuck on the island after an unfortunate shipwreck.

In 1770 James Cook sailed by but it was not before 1802 when the first Europeans set foot on the sandy beach..
 
There are no paved roads on Fraser Island so you need a real 4WD which can be rented in Hervey Bay.
From there you take the ferry to the jetty at the island's westcoast. Here the fun starts.
 
Negotiating the deep and loose sand roads can be seen as a challenge or a feast, some enjoy it mightily, others detest it.
 
The east shore is a beach with a lenght of only 120 km, which sometimes doubles as runway for small aircraft. Inlands there are a couple of nice lakes, and of course those darned lovely roads... 
 
We drove an old fashioned Land Rover on Fraser Island in October 2004.
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the location of Fraser Island east of Hervey Bay
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here comes the ferry
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here comes the ferry to bring us back to Hervey Bay
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