Fraser Island Tour, Australia
Fraser Island is a national heritage site and national park off the east coast of Australia. It is the largest sand island in the world, and the only place that a natural rainforest grows through sand.
I did a 4x4 tour on Fraser for 3 days and 2 night with Nomads (the hostel chain that I've been staying with on my trip). A lot of tours require you to camp, this one didn't - I am not a happy camper! The tour encluded a transfer from Noosa to Rainbow Beach where we would take the ferry over to Fraser. We were all split into cars, 8 people per car, and off we headed to explore.
Day one: Lake Garawongera and drive along 75 mile beach (the beach is how you get most places).
Day two: Eli Creek, 75 mile beach, Maheno shipwreck, Indian Head and the champagne pools
Day three: lake McKenzie
The tour was perfect for what I wanted to do at Fraser. The places we visited got better as the days went on and ending with lake McKenzie made me never want to leave the island.
Your not suppose to swim in the ocean at Fraser Island, with sharks regularly spotted, jellyfish and very strong currents off sure, meaning that no lifeguards are around if you do get yourself into trouble out there... That doesn't stop a lot of people though. There are however, over 100 fresh water lakes that your more then welcome to swim in.
You would be stupid to miss Fraser Island out of your east coast tour, It's been so perfectly kept and allows you to see the beauty of Australia without having to stay in a 5 star resort.