the whitsundays (queensland, australia)

well, i know that australia has uncountable amzing places - but still, a few are really a must. so, here is something again you really have to do when you visit the eastcoast of australia!!! ;-)

it is a trip to the amazing whitsunday islands!!!

it's really unbelievable how white the beaches of theses islands are. the most popular beach is for sure the whitehaven beach and on the right end of this beach is the famous hill inlet. to see whitsunday islands you have different possibilities - there are offered hundreds of tours and trips.

there are trips offered with a sailing ship - something for people who have a little bit more time, and trips with motorboats. all trips and tours actually are stopping at the same places actually - so it just depends on you!

the two pictures above show the amzing hill inlet!! - it said to be on of the 10 most beautifull beaches in the world! - well, i believe it ;-)

in the first picture you even can see our boat.

the best place to book and start your tour to the whitsundays is airlie beach. airlie beach offers a lot of hotels and hostels - it's really a meetingpoint for backpackers!

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fraser island (queensland)

Fraser Island!!

....if you are in australia - and travelling up (or down) the eastcoast, be sure to have 3 or even 5 days time for fraser island!!! its situated between brisbane and cairns.
this island has really everything you can imagine!

driving with 60mph on the beach!!!

it's said to be the largest island made of sand in the world. best thing to do is to take the barge to the island an drive there with your 4wd (if you dont have one - u can rent them in harvey bay). barges leave from rainbow beach and harvey bay. it's an island that provides everything - lakes, rainforest, dunes, shipwrecks, .... i stayed there for 4 days. it's a good place and chance to get your 4wd to know. ;-)

if you don't want to hire or buy a car, there are also a lot of tours offered to explore the island.
only 4wd are allowed to access the island - but if you dont have your own, you can rent them in hervey bay or rainbow beach.

as whole fraser island is a national park (and a world heritage area), you have to get a permission to drive there. permits are sold in harvey bay and rainbow beach. - and bring all your food with you, as shopping in the small stores on the island is very expensive and not everything you might need is sold there.

if you are afraid of driving on your own, there are a lot of tours (eg. 3 day fraser island safaris )offered also!