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Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

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Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

Hi - we will be ending our 3 week OZ holiday in Noosa (end of Oct). We will have 3 full days + 2 half days (4 nts).The idea was to have some R&R at the end of a long and busy holiday. Having read about Noosa and its surrounds it seems to me that there is enough there to keep us occupied (thinking NP walks,markets, river trips, eating and drinking). And just relaxing on the beach!

We would love to fit in a trip to Fraser Island but considering the time limitation AND the fact that it is the end of our holiday - is it worth the long day trip?

Thanks a lot

Brisbane, Australia
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for Brisbane, Noosa
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1. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

Yes, absolutely! What a way to end your trip.

Cradle...
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for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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2. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

100 percent agree what surfoz said.

Sydney, Australia
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for Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands
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3. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

Fraser will trump anything else in the area

australia
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for New South Wales, Noosa
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4. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

From Noosa a long day. Prefer stay Hervey Bay but Noosa is where you are. Go for it! !!

But keep Wed or Sat morning free for Eumundi markets.

Edited: 5:28 am, September 14, 2012
Mackay, Qld
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5. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

If you don't do Fraser, you are seriously missing out. Lake McKenzie is unbelievably beautiful if you enjoy swimming.

Melbourne, Australia
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6. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

We did a day tour from noosa and enjoyed it that much we went back and stayed for five nights a few years later.

It is a long day but very enjoyable and not to be missed

Christchurch, New...
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7. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

Yeh, done a day tour of Fraser, but it was from Hervey Bay. If you like driving along sand and looking at sand, then OK go for it. The lakes were beautiful, but you are asking is it worth the long day trip from Noosa. In my opinion 'no'. If you really want to do it, do it at another time from HB.

Cradle...
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for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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8. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

5nmgs7, the OP is from London, it might be their only chance to ever see beautiful Fraser Island. I agree it's a long day but IMO well worth the effort northerngirl.

Edited: 8:27 pm, September 25, 2012
Darwin, Australia
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9. Re: Day Trip to Fraser Island - is it really doable / worth it ?

Definately it is worth it.

Yes, you may be driving on the beach for a few hours if the tide is low, but its a very pretty trip and something special . Rainbow beach is lovely to see on this trip.

Its a long day- and the bus/trucks are quite bumy- but great fun and the island is beautiful.

Just make sure that the sam people dont sit at the very back of thebus for the whole trip.....

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