Fraser at Easter - OK or too busy?

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 01:05
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Fraser at Easter - OK or too busy?

Gday - a bunch of us are planning on heading to Fraser over Easter- arriving Thursday arvo or so, staying for 3 nights - just wondered if people could share their Easter experiences in regard to how busy it was - did the amount of people detract from the trip etc? It's a big place, but it's a big weekend.

Also, any experiences on Eurimbula NP, Nine Mile Beach in Byfield NP, or anywhere in Cooloola for the same time would be good. Any "don't go there's" etc

Basically we'd prefer to go to Fraser, but are prepared to go as far up as Yeppoon for a good 3 days away. Any suggestions appreciated!

Thanks
Geoff
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Reply By: heebeeGB - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 01:07

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 01:07
ps.. we're in my Troopy and a mate's Patrol, so would prefer to get some decent beach driving in if possible.
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 06:44

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 06:44
Fraser will be busy (but so will everywhere else), it's a big island, as long as you are patient, you'll be fine.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:49

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:49
I purposely avoid Easter like the plague. Queen St on a Monday would be quieter.
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Reply By: landcrusa - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 09:19

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 09:19
Never Again at Easter :(
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:58

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:58
Do you mean there IS a time when Frazer Island isn't busy. When I went, it took half an hour to find a place to pull over on the beach to eat lunch. [No... I'm not kidding or exaggerating], but then McKenzie lake in the middle was good.

It's a great place, but with all the people... won't bother again. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - jtb - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:14

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:14
hi heebee; if u want to camp in privacy at easter good luck , but i would have to say north straddie main beach would be your best bet ,cheers
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Reply By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:05

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:05
Every yobbo in Australia that gives us a bad name will be on Fraser at Easter.
(don't get me wrong... not every one there IS a yobbo but ALL the yobbos will be there)
We avoid F.Is like the plague as well at Easter.
cheers
Oskar
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Reply By: heebeeGB - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:17

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:17
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts.

Does anyone have any other Easter camping experiences to tell, from Brisbane up to Yeppoon. I know everywhere's gonna be busy, but friends are coming from interstate and we're definitley going somewhere for 3 days.

jtb mentioned north straddie - why will this be any different to Fraser?

Am currently considering

Kinkuna (Burrum Coast)
Teewah Beach
Nine Mile Beach (Byfield NP)

We will be getting there Thursday arvo around 2-3, and would prefer to not be disappointed by finding out there's no spots left.

Thanks again
Geoff
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Reply By: Member - jtb - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:00

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:00
hi again u will not be able to move on teewah beach , worse than f.i (forget that), straddie main beach is always the least populated, maybe because of barge price . have u been there, cheers
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Follow Up By: heebeeGB - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:29

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 15:29
Haven't been to straddie, only to moreton and Fraser. Have you been to straddie at Easter? or anywhere else at Easter?
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Follow Up By: Member - jtb - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 00:32

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 00:32
Yes heebee been there Easter & New years eve, also Teewah beach at these times ,if u have not been u just gotta go ,i bet u will go back , flinders beach will be the busiest if u want good 4wding & privacy (well it"s Easter) go main beach and have fun . Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:04

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:04
Geoff.
Re; Stradie
Ring Redlands shire info centre. Bookings are required at easter. They may be able to tell you how busy. May even be a spot at Flinders beach out of the weather.

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Reply By: masti - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 20:50

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 20:50
kinkuna is ok at Easter not to busy best campsite is 4.3kms from main beach access on beach road or through back road 5-5.5 kms from main entry
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