fraser island

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:46
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hi all well we are heading off to fraser at easter time . We spoke to a ranger on the island in regards to takingour offroad camper trailer. We where told that it would not be a good idea well if I'm travelling with 2 other 4wd's I should make it as we are camping at central station. one of the other 4wd's will be towing our jetski's .Well lets hear it do or don't I'm open to all info and idea's cheers chris
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:57

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:57
Chris, there is no problem at all with taking your CT to Fraser. There will be many hundreds of them over there at Easter. All shapes and sizes.

Depending on conditions, the road to Central Station can be a bit rough with deep dry sand. Just lower your tyre pressure any you should have no worries. The biggest problem on these roads is 'soft roaders' with poor clearance and hired troopies with road tyre pressure.

In short, take the CT and have a ball.
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Reply By: rocketsalad - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 03:05

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 03:05
Ive been to fraser 1000's of times (used to work there). You wont have any probs with a CT if its not too heavy. (for example) The tracks to central are easy compaired to the track to Sandy Cape on the northern tip. You will be fine.

http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/publications?id=1663 <--condition report updated weekly

http://www.fraserislandbarge.com.au/default.htm <---the barge to catch to the island. Its the only barge not owned by Kingfisher Bay. Buy your ticket on the barge.

rs
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Follow Up By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:08

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:08
Agree. No problems with camper trailer. I always take mine.

Catch the Manta Ray barge. Support the little guy, not the multi national..
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris L (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:09

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:09
Always supporting the small operater's when I can sometime they are the most trusted and will always help you if they can cheers chris
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Reply By: Member JD- Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:39

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:39
Hi Chris,
Hope you have a great time at easter,Just a little warning for your youngin's keep good shoes on their feet as I watched a doco the other night and it was stated that Fraser has the denses population per square k of funnel web spiders in Australia..nice to know while your curled up in your swag!
JD
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:57

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:57
Interesting...... what is the figure? As in how many funell webs /square K?
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:24

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:24
From FIDO web site report on a Funnel web bite in 1995 (the last reported on Fraser it seems).

2. Discovery: Dr. Raven followed up this attack including field work in the area and meetings with residents. This is the first time that Funnel web spiders have ever been recorded from heath country. Funnel web spiders had been known from Fraser Island for years but only from rainforests. In the Ocean Lake- Orchid Beach area he discovered the highest density of Funnel-webs yet recorded (up to 252 per hectare). The Funnel-webs have been seen regularly in the houses at Orchid Beach but this is the only one person has been bitten so far.

For what it's worth, The Fraser Island Funnel Webs are much less poisonous than the Sydney and Toowoomba varieties. But I still wouldn't want to be bitten.

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:58

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:58
Where at Central Station are you going to use jetski's?
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Follow Up By: rocketsalad - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 11:55

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 11:55
in the creek......where else?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris L (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:06

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:06
well at the beach somewhere our base camp will be at central station
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:17

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:17
Chris, If it is your first trip to Fraser and you are going for a week or less, there is so much to see and do, you won't use the jet ski. Or if you do, you will miss a lot of great stuff.

You could spend a week there several times, and still not see and do it all.

Central Station is at least 30 mins over a pretty rough road from the nearest beach.

I've never seen a jet ski at Fraser. Doesn't mean they don't go there; perhaps I get around with my eyes closed.

Also, I wouldn't fall off too often. Fraser is a noted shark habitat. Swimming in the ocean is not recommended along the entire East Coast.

Sorry about all the negative stuff. Anyway, what ever you do, have fun.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:36

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:36
Norm's hit the nail on the head mate!
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 05:52

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 05:52
I spend a week there over December and did not see one Jet-Ski either. If I was to take my Jet-Ski there I would want to camp right on the beach so I don't have to muck around on the very tight small soft tracks with people coming at me from the other end. There might be a time where it's a very narrow track and you will have to duck into the bushes to make way for the other car or there might be some reversing action...not the sorta thing that I would want to do. Leave the jet-ski for places like Straddie if you ask me.
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