A quick (2 nights) visit to Fraser Island, Queensland.

“Fraser” is the largest sand island in the world, is fascinating in its diversity, and absolutely stunning. I recently spent two nights on family vacation on the splendid Fraser Island, Queensland. As it was a family holiday, these were opportunistic photos and as such do not represent the vast diversity of habitats and scenery.


This is Lake McKenzie – a beautiful spot to have a freshwater swim.

Fraser Island 2AM-005282 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The view back as you approach Lake Wabby.

Fraser Island 2AM-005283 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The view up the sand dune from Lake Wabby.

Fraser Island 2AM 5293-5294 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Sunrise ocean motion.

Fraser Island 2AM-005313 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Stranded jellyfish.

Fraser Island 2AM-005316 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Tempestuous sunrise.

Fraser Island 2AM 5342-5344 HDR ©Andrew McInnes

 

Ocean approachin’.

Fraser Island 2AM-005349 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Stranded jellyfish again.

Fraser Island 2AM-005353 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus) in front of  She-oaks (Allocasuarina and Casuarina spp.).

Fraser Island 2AM-005360 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus).

Fraser Island 2AM-005361 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Highway.

Fraser Island 2AM-005364 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Goats-foot Convolvulus (Ipomea pescaprae subsp. brasiliensis) and Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus).

Fraser Island 2AM-005375 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach airstrip.

Fraser Island 2AM-005384 ©Andrew McInnes

 

North view from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM 5406-5413 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

South view from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005417 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The beautiful Pacific Ocean as it meets the beach next to Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005419 ©Andrew McInnes

 

4WD’s from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005420 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Contemplation on Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005425 ©Andrew McInnes

 

A very busy day at the famed Champagne Pools.

Fraser Island 2AM-5440-5443 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cruising down Eli Creek.

Fraser Island 2AM-005448
©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

A winter’s day at Cabarita Beach – NSW.

A serene winters day at Cabarita Beach on the Tweed Coast of NSW.

All images in this post are via UAV (drone). The first two images are multi-image panoramic stitches.

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Cheers 🙂

Surfers and wave refraction at Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Surfers and wave refraction around Snapper Rocks into Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

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Cheers 🙂

Waves at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Large and interesting waves and reflected waves at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

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Cheers 🙂

Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club surf lifesavers launch a surf boat at Kings Beach, Caloundra – the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Launching of the Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club surf boat “Uncle Pete” for some training off the magnificent Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Surf Boat 2AM-008519

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Cheers 🙂