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AussieChick Posted - May 05 2021 : 7:59:03 PM
Hubby and I recently spent some quality time camping on World Heritage listed Fraser Island (a great place to earn my Disconnect to Reconnect badge). Sculpted from wind, sand and surf, the striking blue freshwater lakes, crystalline creeks, giant sand dunes and lush rainforests of this gigantic sandbar form an enigmatic island paradise unlike anywhere else. Created over hundreds of thousands of years from sand drifting off the east coast of mainland Australia, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world (measuring 120km by 15km), and is the only known place where rainforest grows on sand. Seventy-Five Mile Beach (or 75 Mile Beach) is the sand highway that runs the length of Fraser Island, and the usual road rules apply. It also serves as the air strip, so you do need to watch out for aircraft landing.
We enjoyed some beautiful hikes, went swimming & boogie boarding in the crystal clear Eli Creek, explored the rotting hulk of the Maheno, a former passenger liner which was blown ashore by a cyclone in 1935, and set up our tent on the beach behind the sand dunes.

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suny58 Posted - Aug 02 2021 : 7:55:41 PM
Cindy, I love it....great getaway, peaceful and bonding. Plus the history of the sand island and rainforest growth is fascinating! Nature adapts and its quite remarkable isnt it? Thanks for sharing! I learned something new and interesting and got a few more wrinkles in my brain!!

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katmom Posted - Jul 15 2021 : 9:20:02 PM
So True,, After my childhood BFF left to return to Germany,, I realized all sorts of places we could of taken them too!
Oh well, all the more reason for them to come visit again...

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Dreamer42 Posted - Jul 15 2021 : 1:40:20 PM
Gorgeous photos, Cindy! We, too, are guilty of taking our own backyard for granted. People come from all over to visit central oregon and enjoy all our outdoor activities. We need to get out more!

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katmom Posted - May 12 2021 : 9:30:47 PM
Cindy,, so true.. my hubby and I like to take drives,, or what we call, "getting lost".. we end up in places we had no idea was so near us..
Even in Spokane, Washington,,, we get off the beaten path and discover the cutest neighborhoods. We still limit our contact in town but we make notes of place to go back to after the pandemic is behind us...

The nice thing about living on a shy 14 plot,, is we can camp out ,,, even in the hay field if we want! lol!

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AussieChick Posted - May 12 2021 : 3:25:33 PM
Absolutely Grace! I would happily adopt you and take you glamping on Fraser Island. I guess the one positive to COVID and the shut down of international flights is that hubby and I have been exploring more of our own backyard. Australia does have a lot of amazing places to explore and sometimes we forget to appreciate what we have at home.

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 12 2021 : 2:12:49 PM
That place looks stunning! Such a perfect place to visit, unwind, and earn a badge! I hope you had an amazing time.

katmom Posted - May 10 2021 : 2:56:52 PM
Oh Wowzers! That looks and sounds like an awesome place to escape to...
would you be interested in adopting me and taking me Glamping there???

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City Chick Posted - May 06 2021 : 6:57:56 PM
How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your adventure!


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Red Tractor Girl Posted - May 06 2021 : 1:01:35 PM
What a gorgeous place to spend some time and unwind! WOW!! Thanks for sharing your photos and information about this amazing treasure you have in Australia.

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nndairy Posted - May 06 2021 : 12:44:22 PM
That looks like an amazing place to unwind!!

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windypines Posted - May 06 2021 : 02:33:43 AM
That is very cool!! thanks for sharing pictures.

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