Fraser Island
After Carolina and Jan had picked me up at the Brisbane Transit Centre we took a Greyhound bus up to Hervey Bay, Australias second most boring city. The first one is Brisbane, if we can trust our travel guide. The Greyhounds are a relatively inexpensive way to travel in Australia. They have got links to all the important places and you can meet a lot of backpackers and share experiences. Our bus had a sign on the door, that tould us it is a 5 star coach - maybe 5 years ago. The underfloor heating roasted my feet and the aircondition froze my head. The movie they showed was a film version of a very boring tearjerker. The one grandma sitting in the second bank was the only one to enjoy this.

We had booked our hostel in Brisbane and a Dutch guy picked us up at the coachterminal in H-Bay and drove us to the backpackers. But hardly after checking in he showed us his real face. What a stupid asshole. Fortunately we could find a way to go to Fraser Island the next day, so we only had to stay for one night in this place. That wasn´t really easy, cause the Aussies had their Easter vacation and everybody wanted to go to Fraser. But a very plesant lady at one of the travel agents adviced us to fly to the island and rent a 4WD there. So only 30 minutes later we were at the airport, put all the stuff we needed in one backpack (only 6 kg each person) and departed to Fraser. 

The Cessna was 30 years old and only had space for 4 people. The car we got on the istland was a Holden Jackaroo, with a 3.5 litre engine. Enough power for two cars.
Not only is Fraser the biggest sand-island in the world but also the only one that has a rainforest. Carolina prefers not to drive, but Jan and I really had a lot of fun. The first destination was lake Wabby, one of approximately 120 fresh water lakes. It took us more than one hour of driving on the beach and through narrow passes.
The water is fishy but marvellously refreshing. Jan tried to build a sandcastel, but...
After these exciting hours we got hungry and went back to the car for lunch. I tried to hunt a lizard but it was too fast for me.
Satiated we headed over to our next exciting adventure, lake McKenzie. This one is famous for it´s white beaches and it´s glassy water. Unfortunately it rained all the time and we had to find a propper campingrround at the beach.
We had two tents, enough space for three people. But one tarp was missing. So we had to sleep on an area of only 1 * 1.8 meters. It was a very warm night - inside the tent. We used the next mornig to visit the Aquarium, a natural pool at the beach, Indian Head, a famous viewpoint at which we found an old wreck.
- old wreck on Fraser Island -

When we came back to Eurong our plane was already waitng at the beach. On the flight home we saw a rainbow and agreed it was a very good idea to visit this place.

 Only one click to Byron Bay...