Fraser Island Barge

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 20:34
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Hello all,unfortuantly it seems i wil have to give up work for a few weeks and spend time chasing tailor fishing on fraser,bugger...question is there still an independant operating a barge to fraser from inskip point or has the other bloke finally secured a monopoly.BTW on chasing up accomodation on the island i found everyone offering discounts eg.we have been offered a house at eurong for $60/night late august for two people hardly worth towing the van and camping,have been offered 50% discount at kingfisher also is there a lull in tourism???any advice appreciated.Thankyou
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 22:16

Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 22:16
the "other bloke" is now Kingfisher, but they have very clerverly left original names on all the buses, barges and resorts that they bought last year!!

And yes, the Manta Ray (green and yellow) is still the indepandant barge and it is still running

As for accomodation, have a look in the back of your RACQ magazine
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 08:18

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 08:18
You poor poor man!!!! FAncy having to give up work to spend a few weeks on Fraser??? That's just not cricket!!!!!!!!

Have a great time brian (lucky bastard!!)
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 09:37

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 09:37
Sorry to hear of your predicament Brian. You will be saddened to hear that all the above advice is incorrect. In fact Kingfisher was able to extablish a monopoly on Fraser, however they ran foul of the ACCC and have had to close access to the island. It has been turned into a Tailor sanctuary, with the onyl access being via sighseeing by air. Guess you'll have to go back to work.

Any resemblance to actual truth is denied in the above diatribe. Go via the Manta Ray and help support the independant, and for those prices I would take the accomodation on the island. We loved Fraser when we were there except for the rain every day. I would love to be there when it was WARM and DRY hahahahahah.

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Reply By: mick - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 10:43

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 10:43
Gidday Brian,

We're heading over that way in November and are plannning to stay on the island for a night or two, can I bother you for phone numbers of the places you mentioned and are they kiddie friendly.

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Follow Up By: brian - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 09:23

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 09:23
mick try 0417155088 for seashell lodge at eurong or
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Reply By: Richard & Leonie - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 20:31

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 20:31
Watch for young ladies driving buses on tracks on Fraser. They do not give a stuff about anyone and deviating half a metre so each can pass in safety is not in there driving vocabulary. Just cringe and get off the road.
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