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Saturday, June 3, 2000
Eurong, Fraser Island to Noosaville, QLD, Australia
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Noosaville, QLD, Australia:
Latitude: 26° 23' 11" South
Longitude: 153° 5' 15" East
Altitude: 67 feet
From Seattle: 8155 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Noosa Backpackers Resort

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Queensland
Route: Car: Seventy Five Mile Beach, Tracks, Seventy Five Mile Beach; Ferry: Hook Point - Inskip Point; Car: Stuart Highway (A1)
Start: Eurong, Fraser Island
Stop 1. Hook Point, Fraser Island
Stop 2. Inskip Point
End:Noosaville, QLD, Australia
Road Miles:182 miles
Linear:69 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1150
Miles Driven:186105
Linear Dist: 218750
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 259
More stats...
Hotels: 388
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 126
Hostels: 256
Transit: 73
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4037

Journal Entry:
Missed the turnoff to the lake and ended up at the very southern tip of the island. The sand was a lot softer at that end, plus the high tide made it interesting getting around some of the obstructions. Backtracked to the start of the track and headed inland. Lake Boomanjin - the worlds largest perched lake (whatever that is) - was fuller than typical, so no beach. It wasn't nearly as scenic as the other lakes. Drove back to the beach and back to Hook Point (southern tip). The ferry was pretty wild. It just runs in to the beach and drops a ramp - the cars drive on / off right to the sand - no structures at all on the beach.

Back on the mainland tried to drive south to Noosa Heads on the beach, but the beach was closed to vehicles about ten kilometers down. Back on the paved road stopped at a service station to fill up the tank and re-inflate the tires. A little further on stopped to wash the car, it's the first time since I bought it - I really wanted to get the salt and sand off the undercarriage. In Noosa Heads had some trouble finding a place to stay - it's Saturday night, ended up at a backpackers in the adjacent suburb of Noosaville. Had a Mexican dinner then went to see Mission Impossible 2 (not bad, and mostly filmed in Sydney).

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

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