Noosa is on the doorstep of one of Australia’s great wilderness attractions, Fraser Island. If you only go on one trip while studying at GV Noosa, make sure it’s to Fraser!
Fraser Island stretches over 120 kilometers in length, and is 22 kilometers wide. It is the largest sand island in the world.
The island is remarkable in many ways. First among these is it’s natural beauty, with long white sand beaches, freshwater lakes (over 100 of them!), multi-coloured cliffs and ancient rainforests.
The most famous of the freshwater lakes is Lake McKenzie, which has absolutely crystal clear warm water and is wonderfully refreshing for swimming.
Fraser is also famous for its population of dingoes. the dingo is Australia’s native wild dog, and the population on Fraser is recognised as being pure-bred. Be careful of the dingoes when you are on the island – they are not pets!
There are various accommodation options on the island, from luxury resort style to cheap-and-cheerful backpackers. There are also options for camping.
You can read more about Fraser at these websites – http://www.fraserisland.net/ and http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/projects/park/index.cgi?parkid=1 .
Cassie has arranged a trip across to Fraser for the weekend of the 24th – 26th. The trip is a two night stay, and covers all the major sites and attractions on the island. Speak to Cass for more information!