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Friday, June 2, 2000
Happy Valley to Eurong, Fraser Island, QLD, Australia
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Eurong, Fraser Island, QLD, Australia:
Latitude: 25° 30' 35" South
Longitude: 153° 7' 34" East
Altitude: 24 feet
From Seattle: 8101 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Eurong Beach Resort

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Queensland
Route: Car: Seventy Five Mile Beach, Tracks
Start: Happy Valley
Stop 1. Lake Waddy
Stop 2. Lake Mackenzi
End:Eurong, Fraser Island, QLD, Australia
Road Miles:44 miles
Linear:22 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Dingo in forest Lake Waddy, Fraser Island, QLD, Australia

Lake Waddy Fraser Island, QLD, Australia

Lake Mackenzi Fraser Island, QLD, Australia

Forest Road Fraser Island, QLD, Australia

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1149
Miles Driven:185923
Linear Dist: 218681
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 259
More stats...
Hotels: 387
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 126
Hostels: 256
Transit: 73
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4035

Journal Entry:
Headed off the beach in to the interior of the island. The tracks are much slower going than the hard sand. Got to above Lake Waddy - beautiful view, the lake with dense forest on one side and a vast stretch of sand dunes to the ocean on the other. Also saw a dingo in the forest here. At Lake Mackenzie hiked down to the beach - beautiful super clear water with a sand bottom gives the lake a gorgeous turquoise color. The sun was out and it was quite warm out of the wind, but the icy breeze meant no swimming.

Drove right through the middle of the island (Central Station) then cut back to the eastern beach at Eurong. Stopped to get something to eat, hung out in the sun for awhile, then ended up staying the night.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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