Overnight via Fraser Island

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:20
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Hi There,

Almost ready to depart via Fraser on Saturday, but plan to do an overnight stop just before taking the barge.

My question is, what would people recomend for an overnighter around the rainbow beach area? Caravan Park in Rainbow beach? Freshwater camp? Inskip Point?

Any view appreciated.

Cheers,

Henry.-
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:32

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:32
Depends which way you're travelling.
If coming up the beach from Noosa then Freshwater is OK.
If by road from Gympie then Inskip Pt.

I'd probably do Inskip anyway as then you can get the first barge across, but then agian, it all depends on the tide.

I'd be wary of the rocks at Rainbow after the current big seas. Probably better to go via Gympie.
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Follow Up By: Scoey - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:43

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:43
Just be real mindful of the weather at the moment if you're not already in SE QLD. We're just north of Brissy and there's reports of 200-300mm of rain predicted in the next 2-3 days, and with the low pressure system moving down the coast they're also warning of some big storm surges!! Be careful mate - tides could be bigger than predicted. Hope it clears up for you quick! ;-)
Cheers
Scoey
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Reply By: Shawsie (Member - Bris) - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:39

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:39
Hi Evila, Totally agree with MrBitchi however, if the tides are favourable, the beach run up Teewah & Rainbow is great, but I'd still stop-over at Inskip to catch the first barge. The last 2 times we were up at Rainbow, the rocks were none-existant and we'll be back there next weekend. Have a good trip.
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Reply By: brian - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:51

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 16:51
a spot sometimes overlooked at rainbow beach is a camp ground called carlos great camping on the water shop and good waterfront restaurant cabins avail if required...have a look...
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Reply By: ROBST - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 17:35

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 17:35
hey EVILA LOOK AT THIS SITE. RAINBOW BEACH HOTEL.

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28/2/2006 08:00
ROCKS ARE EXPOSED BUT MAY BE PASSED 2HRS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE - CARE AND CAUTION STILL NEEDED AT ALL TIMES.

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This information is a guide only. Beach conditions can change rapidly. Rainbow Beach Hotel and RACQ Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island provide all care in providing this information but no warranty as to it's accuracy is given.

Mudlow Rocks on the beach at the front of Rainbow Beach is a treacherous stretch of beach which without due care can endanger vehicles which pass. The "Rocks" have claimed many vehicles over the years. Here is the current toll which appears on the Rock Toll Board at the hotel.

Mudlow Rock Toll YEAR TOYOTA NISSAN L'ROVER MITSU HOLDEN MISC TOTAL
2000 23 12 7 14 8 11 75
2001 14 9 10 6 3 14 56
2002 3 0 1 2 2 6 14
2003 13 1 5 3 1 2 25
2004 14 6 1 5 2 5 33
2005 2 1 0 0 0 5 8

VIEW OUR PICTURE GALLERY OF "ROCK" DISASTER

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Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 17:43
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 17:58

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 17:58
Evila ,check the weather forcast ,a severe weather warning has been issued for S/E Qld ,,,the Sheraton at Noosa is not a bad spot to o/nite or a week,
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Follow Up By: rocketsalad - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 18:42

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 18:42
lol yeah i hear its a great place and the beer is extra cold there too.......not to mention what a cool guy the day barman is at their public bar!!
rs
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Reply By: hopscotch - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 20:11

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 20:11
Last report at dusk indicates that waves are running at 1.5m to 3m on the beaches Indian Heads to Hook Point. Some sections of beach have disappeared and there has already been some dune damge from the higher than normal tides. Tonight is expected to get worse as the low moves southwest towards the coast.
Take care.
Kevin J
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Reply By: eerfree - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 22:22

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 22:22
Yarraman is starting to look good!!!!

eerfree
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Reply By: evila - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 11:26

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 11:26
Hi Guys...

Thanks for the warning.... we don't plan to arrive to QLD until monday anyway(comming from Melbourne) , but have now delayed the cross to Fraser Island until the 13... hopefully in a week everithing should be back to normal...

In the overnight issue, it appears to be a matter of horses for courses...

With the people saying (take the first barge)... one thing that worries me, is that tides for the day that I get there are High at 7am and Low at 1pm.... How long after/before high/low tide is it recommended to take the barge?

Cheers,

Henry.-
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 12:03

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 12:03
Your taking the Inskip barge ?? High tide 7am ?? Inskip barges run "on demand" so would suggest 8.30/9.00 am to give you firm sand to drive on and a falling tide gives you more beach , dont forget to drop the tyre pressure !!
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