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Journeyman’s Challenge – Fraser Island


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When it’s not considered as one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Australia can be an unforgiving place. This is perfectly shown on Fraser Island – it baits travelers with its long white sand beaches and freshwater lakes, only to catch them in a web of stupidly high prices.

Nonetheless, with enough will and some smart moves you too can stay at the largest sand island in the world, given that you bring a somewhat large sum of money with you.

Not For The Faint Of Budget

This beautiful island can be found just 200 miles north of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia.

Although it features a vast number of relaxation opportunities and astonishing sites, Fraser Island is not a friendly place for budget travelers.

Without any hostels to speak of, Fraser Island offers only resort accommodation. Camping is one of the options, as well, but it costs 6 AUD per night. As far as hotels go, the prices range from 80 to 135 AUD.

Food and water are another issue here, as they are both pricy as all hell. Groceries in these parts go for around 70 AUD per week, while you can’t find a very good water supply on the island.

Lakes, Pools, Creeks – The Works

Once you put aside the ridiculously high prices, Fraser Island is actually a pretty nice place to visit, especially if you fancy exploring and chilling out.

Satisfy your adventurer spirit by visiting some of make lakes here, such as Lake MacKenzie and Lake Wabby. Also, make sure to check out the Champagne Pools – these rock formations make it safe to swim in the ocean, which is otherwise infested with sharks!

Finally, don’t miss your chance to see Wanggoolba Creek. You’ll find it in the heart of the rainforest, where it flows in crystal clear water and is surrounded by rare King Ferns.