Well I told you it was in the works, and it happened. We got to cross off Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, during Josh's last weekend in Australia. We picked one piece of furniture, decided whatever we got for that one thing, we would use that money and go to Fraser. When I did research, I honestly could not find that cheap of a way to get there. The tours were right under $200 each, and didn't include food, but did include a lot of time sitting on a bus. The other day when we went to The Glasshouse Mountains, and I chickened out of hiking the rocks, we went to a small fruit stand. The fruit stand had some tourist flyers, I decided to look at them, and found a flyer for a flight to Fraser along with our own 4x4. Now, thinking there was no way it was in our price range, I decided to grab it and look on their website.
The flight, 4x4, and our diesel was right at what I got for the one piece of furniture. We packed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, popcorn, water, cheese, and crackers, and made a day out of it.
Doing it this way was the way to see the amazing island. We got on the plane at the Sunshine Coast Airport where we took a thirty minute flight and had a beach landing on seventy five mile beach. Now, I thought the name of the beach was quite funny, since they do not work in miles, they work in kilometers.
As soon as we landed we were handed the keys to a pretty nice 4x4, a map, and a few directions. We were then told to go and have fun. We were set loose on the beach and the tracks.
Our first stop was Lake McKenzie one of the largest perched lakes in the world. Don't ask me what perched lake means. It must be something that sets apart from lakes at home, because lakes at home are for sure bigger. The color on this lake is amazing though. The water was clear as it could be, and along with the white sand the sun and clear water all worked together to make an amazing sight.
Next we hopped back on the and sand tracks for some more 4x4 and headed to the beach.
We watched crabs roll their balls.
We pulled in and had a picnic in the boot of the car.
We took pictures of a 1935 shipwreck called Maheno.
Got to see a dingo.
We really took a different approach to this island. There was heaps more we could have done and seen, but after being such a crazy week, and both of our lives about to change so much, we really just wanted to chill, laugh together, and enjoy God's beauty slowly. Before we knew it, it was time to go home, we had to go to the airport, go through security, and board our airplane.
So glad we got to cross off this great island from our bucket list. A perfect day indeed.
What is something you have waited until last minute to cross off your bucket list?