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7 hours ago, ellicat said:

Ripper report Tugger. Great photos, the one of the dingo in the scrub a beauty. Never seen one like it. Is your Navara a petrol model ? Sounded like it. I miss mine like a lost child.

It's a diesel D40 model it might just be the phone mic but I was feeding it to get through the soft bits.

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1 hour ago, kmcrosby78 said:

Looks like a cracking trip Mark with plenty to see and do, and a few beers to quench your thirst. Well done. Love the photos of the vehicles on the beach through the holes in the rocks - going to have to copy that in the future 🙂.

Thanks Kelvin it has been 30 years since I've been on the island been around it plenty of times and thought it was due for me to get up there again.

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Great report as usual @tugger. I was just saying to @ellicat yesterday that I hadn’t been to the eastern side of Fraser for about 30 years and how I had seen a recent YouTube video of a trip someone did there around Christmas time. I could hardly believe the difference. Boardwalks everywhere and so many people and vehicles. You used to be able to go to Eli Creek and be the only ones there and you could go for hours on the surf beaches not seeing another person. I guess now that 4x4s are owned by half the population it was bound to get busier. Still looks beautiful..Thanks for posting.

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2 minutes ago, Old Scaley said:

Great report as usual @tugger. I was just saying to @ellicat yesterday that I hadn’t been to the eastern side of Fraser for about 30 years and how I had seen a recent YouTube video of a trip someone did there around Christmas time. I could hardly believe the difference. Boardwalks everywhere and so many people and vehicles. You used to be able to go to Eli Creek and be the only ones there and you could go for hours on the surf beaches not seeing another person. I guess now that 4x4s are owned by half the population it was bound to get busier. Still looks beautiful..Thanks for posting.

We did go during the school holidays too but it works out with my missus a teacher aid. This is the way everywhere now with our population growing all the time. It doesn't bother me we found a good camp that was my main concern probably one of the best in the area. 

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52 minutes ago, AUS-BNE-FISHO said:

Great report tugger. Those are some nice catches.

I would love to go to Fraser Island one day.

Does anyone know if there is there any access there without a 4x4?

Cheers Hamish

There is a very small short section of bitumen at Kingfisher Resort on the western side, but you wouldn't go to Fraser without a fourby except by boat maybe.

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4 hours ago, AUS-BNE-FISHO said:

Great report tugger. Those are some nice catches.

I would love to go to Fraser Island one day.

Does anyone know if there is there any access there without a 4x4?

Cheers Hamish

There is no where for 2wd cars it's the largest sand island in the world and after you get dropped off from the barge you get around hook point which is really soft sand. Then you hit 75 mile beach before you get to Indian head which is another soft track up and around the headland.

We did camp north of Waddy point which you don't have to go that far but all of this you really need a high clearance 4wd. It took us all day to get to camp but my mate got stuck towing the trailer around Indian head in 3 attempts.

All the Inland tracks are soft and rutted and trailers and not recommended.

We were in 4wd all the time with tyre pressure at 16 psi to keep from getting bogged. Ngkala rocks is another challenge and brings alot of people to get bogged. 

We saw 3 cars getting bogged in front of Orchid beach pub while we were there. You get a round of applause from the patrons for that.

 

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17 hours ago, AUS-BNE-FISHO said:

Great report tugger. Those are some nice catches.

I would love to go to Fraser Island one day.

Does anyone know if there is there any access there without a 4x4?

Cheers Hamish

Hey Hamish,

There are quite a few bus tours you can go on. They are pretty good but crowded. 

If you have a boat you can access the western side as well. It is awesome. 

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