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Old 18-01-2010
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Originally Posted by Hemi Metal View Post
My family and friends just got back, first time for us and what a place! We didn't fish as we were too busy exploring, we stayed at Happy Valley which is about half way, we went to Moon Point, Eli Creek, the wreck, Indian Head and Champagn pools, the inland trip to KingFisher Bay was the best track for your wheelin addiction. But make sure you have some tools as 3 out of 4 of our vehicles broke something..

Great place even though it rained, we loved it!

Have fun!
Sounds like you had a good time, but hope you did not miss Lake McKenzie it is a pure oasis.
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just an FYI too... the River Heads to Wangoolba Creek Barge is the cheaper option from Hervey Bay, just make sure if you are arriving at dawn or dusk on the western side of the island that you cover up head to toe....midgie city...
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Got back from fraser sunday night my first trip up there i had a ball.
just some current prices for people if they are interested, the mantaray barge from inskip to fraser is $100 return, the cheapest fuel $1.86L was at kingfisher, and the most expensive at eurong $2.06L.. and for those with a fairbit of coin in their pocket. there are a couple of places for sale at happy valley, also being 21, i didnt mind the tourists too much, except for the buses that carted them around, absolute lunatics on the inland tracks nearly got cleaned up by one... the pub at eurong has a pool and the drinks are about the same as the mainland, i paid $8.50 for a corona, i also enjoyed the eye candy. pretty much drove most of the island in 2WD at 15psi and didnt have much trouble when needed i used 4wd low, but i'd recommend if your driving up the beach at low tide leaving yor vehicle in 2wd as i used heaps more fuel in 4wd high. had a absolute awesome time. and cant wait to go back for more
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Hey, just a few questions about Frasier.

When catching the barge from inskip point, is there enough sand a low tide so can you drive around hook point on the beach or do you have to use the hook point inland road?

Also does anybody have a decent map of Frasier Island or know where I can get one?
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Best map for Fraser is the Hema one - you can pick one up at most camping stores or at Rainbow Beach.

QPWS Conditions Report is also a good resource ( and gives a basic map. There's also a map of the island in the permit pack that you pick up from the Ranger Station at Rainbow.

Watch out for Dingos at this time of the year as it's mating season - read

Hook point should only ever be driven within 2 hours of low tide. (That's the official line - and for good reason). Outside of this timeframe you literally are risking everything - if you get stuck there's a possibility of no-one passing to help out, and next thing you know your vehicle is buried and you're plum out of luck.
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Originally Posted by BennyC76 View Post
Hey, just a few questions about Frasier.

When catching the barge from inskip point, is there enough sand a low tide so can you drive around hook point on the beach or do you have to use the hook point inland road?

Also does anybody have a decent map of Frasier Island or know where I can get one?
Avoid that bloody inland by-pass road at all costs if you can. You can easily go around Hook Point at low tide and it's even possible at high tide but the going's slow & tricky in places. It would be better to park up for a few hours and have a beer while waiting for the tide to drop than take the by-pass.

That gravel by-pass road is the most potholed, corrougated piece of s**t I have ever driven on; with all the money the QPWS rake in through camping and access fees you'd think they'd at least grade the thing every now & again. Was forced to drive along it last October due to high tide and a big storm surge that made the beach around Hook Point impassable, and I nearly shook myself and the Jeep to pieces. Spent an hour afterwards in the carpark at Inskip point under the JK with a wrench tightening up all the bolts and fastners (trackbar, pitman arm, sway bar, side steps, fender flares, etc) that had been shaken loose by that horrible road. That road in a solid-axled, firmly sprung jeep is no fun at all.

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Cool Fraser

4WD track from Lake McKenzie ( to Eurong ( in my trusty 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, raw footage from the GoPro4 mount on bull-bar.
Includes dingo sighting at minute 1:55.

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