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    Day 2- car rent guide

    by JustPerfect Written Feb 28, 2006
    Beach drive

    Depart Kingfisher Bay and drive 4km to make a right hand turn towards Central Station.
    Drive a further 7,5km to Pile Valley and see if some of your passengers would like to make the 50min walk along the Wanggoolba Creek and you can pick them up at your next stop, Central Station.
    Depart Central Station and make the almost immediate right hand turn down to Lake Jennings, a drive of approximately 7km, certainly well worth a look.
    Drive further 1km to Lake Birrabeen.
    Continue on from Lake Birrabeen and drive 11km onto Lake Boomanjin and drive to Dili Village and make a left hand turn up the beach.
    Head back out onto the beach and make the 16km drive up the Break Road and turn left up the Break Road and onto Lake Wabby car park. You can make the walk to the lookout or even continue on down to the lake for a swim. Remember the lake is initially much shallower than it looks so NO DIVING.
    Return back to the car and make the 21km drive back to Kingfisher Bay Reasort & Village.
    Please don't forget to leave enough time to refuel the car before your return time at 6:00pm SHARP!

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    Day 1- car rent guide

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    Depart Kingfisher Bay and drive 4km to make a right hand turn towards Central Station.
    Drive further 5km and make the right hand turn to Lake McKenzie. Lake McKenzie is by far Frazer Islands most well known lake. It has most beautifull white sand and extremely clear water. It is often considered to be ranked amongst the 10 most beautifull beaches in the world.
    Depart Lake McKenzie a minimum of one hour before tide restriction ends and make the 7.5km drive through Pile Valley and make the left hand turn to Eurong.
    Eurong is the main village of the Eastern Beach of Frazer Island- this is somewhere you can get a drink or a bite to eat.
    As soon as the tide restriction allows and you have hard packed sand to drive on, head out on the beach, make a left turn, and drive the 61km to Indian Head. Remember to measure the time it takes for the trip so as you can allow the same time to return.
    Before crossing Indian Head don't forget to follow the use of LOW RANGE procedure going both ways.
    Continue up the Champagne Pools, this is a great place to swim in the salt water as it is protected from the open ocean. Providing you don't climb on the rock wall that protects it from the open ocean as large waves can often come up and over the top.
    Return back behind Indian Head remembering once again to use Low Range and make the 28km drive back to the Pinnacles.
    Continue further 2km to the Maheno Shipwreck
    Cotinue on another 4km to Eli Creek
    Continue on another 19km and make the turn back up the Break Road and continue on 21km back to Kingfisher Bay before dark where you leave the vehicle parked until you leave again tomorrow morning.

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    Lake Wabby

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    Lake Wabby was the most amazing lake we have seen. To get to this lake you must make 1km walk through forest, suddenly the forest ends and immidiately starts a huge sand dune. You need just to climb over it and you are by the lake. The scenery is great. You can make a picture with forest, dune, ocean and lake.
    This lake has green water and golden sand. Really great.

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    Lake Birrabeen

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    Another of Frazer Island's most beautiful lakes is lake Birrabeen. It is a very popular tourist destination for visitors because of its lovely fresh water and dazzling white sand. The white sand is silica, formed by the purification of the sand due to the rise and fall of the lakes water. Because of the silica, the sand can be used on the skin to expoliate. Lake Birrabeen is eighty metres above sea level and is one of Frazer Island's perched lakes.

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    Central Station

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    Central Station, located next to the beautiful Wangoolba Creek was the central Forestry Department Station from 1920-1959. It was a settlement for the loggers who worked on Frazer Island and supported 32 buildings including a school for the children in the area. All of the land was cleared to build the station, but as you can see, it has been regenerated so well that the mass clearing is now unnoticeable. There are only a few remains of the station from its earlier days, including the only building left of the settlement. Another amazing site at Central Station is the huge side of the tree where they stick. The rain provides water and other nutrients which enable to Staghorn to grow. More nutrients are collected when the host tree's branches and leaves fall into the Staghorn. This process occurs over the same time and the product is what you can see now, so high up in the trees.

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    Frazer's forests

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    Frazer's forests are one of the island's most remarkable and controversial features. Though the island was heavilly logged, large stands of Satinay and brush box still remain. Pile Valley, between Central Station and Lake McKenzie, where much of the logging took place, has the tallest of the towering Satinay and brush box. Satinay and brush box form part of the Island's sub-tropical rainforests together with picabeen palms and kauri pines. Frazers Rainforest are home to rare and ancient species including the Angiopteris fern, which has the largest fern fronds in the world. The Angiopteris fern is notable to its use of water pressure rather than structural tissue to keep its fronds erect. The walkways along Wanggoolba Creek and Central Station, inland from Eurong, pass several of the magnificent ferns.

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    Maheno Shipwreck

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    Maheno Shipwreck

    At 5300 tons, the Maheno is a ship that lies, wrecked, on the eastern beach just south of the Pinnacles. It was buit in 1905 and operated as part of the Union Steamship Company's Trans-Tasman fleet. In 1907 it established a new record time between Auckland and Sydney, two days and 21 hours was a time unbeaten for this distance for 25 years. It operated on this run until 1915, when it became a hospital ship during the war, credited as have carried 16 000 wounded soldiers from Frnace to England. In 1935 the Maheno has been sold to Japan for scrap metal. As it was being towed to Japan it struck cyclonic conditions off the Queensland coast where its towrope snapped and it drifted upon the shore of Frazer Island where it is seen today. After many futile attempts of rescuing the ship, it was abandoned and let to lie on the beach. Its history does not end there however, during World War Two, the air force used it as target practise for their training pilots and the Z-force placed Limpet mines on it to blow out square panels. Today it is seen with two decks rustling on the beach but there are another five decks below the sand. It remains one of the ideal tourist sights on Frazer Island but keep your distance the old structure is not safe to climb on.

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    Pinnacles

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    Just north of Happy Valley, in amongst the glorious coloured sands stands a giant spectacle of sand towers and spires, representing the 72 different shades of sand in what they call The Pinnacles. The colouring of the sand is accounted for as oxides of iron and decayed vegetation. Another story though, is the Aboriginal legend of Murawar and the rainbow. Murrawar was a young beautifull woman who had fallen in love with the rainbow. She vowed to him that she would not have no other lover. But the family promised Murrawar to Burwilla. She refused him, so he decided to have her by force and when his chance came, he seized her and took her to a distant part of the island where he was unkind to her, making her work all day while he lay in the shade winding about his great magic boomerang. At last Murrawar could not longer bear this treatment and she began to creep away. She wasn't carefull enough and Burwilla saw her escaping and took chase. Running as fast as she could Murrawar took a quick look behind her and saw Burwilla's great boomerang coming to kill her. She made it to the beach and fell to her knees at the water's edge, crying for help. Her lover, Rainbow, saw that she had kept her vow and racing from across the sea, jumped in front of the boomerang. But it killed them both. They are now together in the colourfull sands. Forewer.

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    Indian Head

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    Make the climb to Indian Head and you'll have a spectacular view of 75 mile beach. Beneath the headlands are large sharks, stingrays and a variety of other marine life which on a clear day can be seen looming beneath the cliff face. Rich in history Indian Head is believed to be the place of the first Aborigine sighting when the infamous ship carying Eliza Frazer and her husband wrecked and left those who survived at the mercy of what they believed to be savages. Standing tall on the headland can help gain feelings of recognition and respect for cultures that no longer exist on Frazer Island today, it is also a site that may have eventually contributed to the western based name of Frazer Island.

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    Lake McKenzie

    by JustPerfect Written Feb 28, 2006
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    Lake McKenzie is one of the Islands perched lakes. This type of lake is very rare, it was formed by the wind chanelling out large hollows in amongst the dunes. Decaying vegetation was blown onto these depressions by the wind. The rain reacted with sand and over a huge period of time, the sand was compacted into a tight, sandstone base capable of holding a large body of water.

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    75 miles phantasy

    by JustPerfect Written Feb 27, 2006

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    Take a drive along the 75- miles- beach.
    It is just a dream about freedom and wilderness. On one side you see just forest and sand dunes, other side you see ocean. But it is not the ocean inviting you for a swim, it is the ocean, which just tries to tell you LET ME BE! it is strong, wild, free, angry. I loved the view, the whole drive I just said OH MY GOD, THATS GREAT!

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