"SYDNEY TO BRISBANE Self Drive - Part 3 of 3" Australia Favorite Tip by Shar
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Favorite thing: BRISBANE - FRASER ISLAND
(direclty it's a 4 hour drive)
See my notes on Brisbane before you bi-pass or skip. Much mor ethan you think with dolphin feeding in the wild, beaches and great and cheap get-aways.
ok so back on the road......
From Brisbane, drive north to Noosa which is an optional stop (4 hours north). It is an upmarket $$ beautiful place for great food and fancy hotels/resorts on the beach. The best place I've ever stayed up there was on the beach just south of town where you can walk along a wooden boardwalk through the trees around to the beach and town (1 main street). Very romantic. Hervey Bay is the place you leave from to go over to Fraser Is. You can't take your car over (no point as it's all 4WD country) so you are best to sign up for a tour. There is a resort on the island (very low key though) or they'll set you up with tents etc. The best way to go is campainga sthey take you to the northern beaches and at night this place is undescribable..... so worth the lack of sleep or whatever with camping.... I'd pay more to be in a tent than at the resort seriously. There are some amazing lakes and scenery on the island so the guide is worth the information /safety of driving on sand/ knowledge of when you can drive on beaches with the tides etc. NB: Don't be scared of dingos. They will only attack something smaller than them. I've played with them and never felt scared. They are just dogs without owners who have been taught by bad tourists that they don't need to hunt food they have to just hang around camp sites for scraps - so bad for them and their species survival as a whole. Oh - on that, these are the only true pure strand of dingos in the world here. No other dogs are allowed on the island.
You have a 4 hour trip back to Brisbane and I suggest you make sure you avoid peak hour traffic
HINT: Call the tourism bureau and they can fix you up on the spot so no hassles, just fun!!
Fondest memory: The warmth and constancy of life. People love to be happy and try to make their own lives better rather than put down other people's lives to do so.
I miss my Aussie friends !
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