Our Fraser Island experience

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Landing on the beach

Landing on the beach

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world at 124 km long. There are no roads and no towns just forests, beaches, a few resorts and some beautiful lakes. The only way to get around is by 4wd vehicle along sand tracks and driving straight on the beach.

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A night with the giant sea turtles of Mon Repos

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Mama loggerhead

Mama loggerhead

We arrived at the Mon Repos Turtle Conservation Centre at 7pm on a humid, Queensland evening in December. What we expected to be an interesting evening learning about conservation ended up being one of the top experiences we had in Australia. It was one of those moments where you sit back and really appreciate what it is you’re doing on this journey, a once in a lifetime encounter.

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The Great Barrier Reef

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Paradise in the Whitsundays

Paradise in the Whitsundays

Nothing says Australia like the Great Barrier Reef, it was always going to be a must see and there is a plethora of options open to any tourist visiting the east coast. You can snorkel, dive, take glass bottom boats, sailing trips, overnight trips… The list goes on and on. All of the trips cost a pretty penny and picking an option that was right for us was really important.

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An Aussie Christmas on the creek

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Steaks and shrimp on the barbie

Steaks and shrimp on the barbie

I was pretty worried about where we’d end up at Christmas, we’d be landing in one of the most expensive countries in the world during their summer school holidays and the biggest public holiday of the year. You see, I tend to romanticize situations and I had this vague but lovely idea of Christmas at the beach in a lovely place to ourselves and barbecuing in the most stereotypical way possible. When I started to look into this seriously I realised there was no way this could happen without winning the lottery. Ah, but the alternative ended up being so much better!

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