caravans on fraser island

Submitted: Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 09:04
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hi all,just wondering if anybody has taken a caravan to fraser island,and would like to pass on any advice.
geoff
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:34

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:34
The Gall boys did from Kedron caravans took a Top Ender with a Prado TD and a lot of support. Get a copy of thier Fraser Coast DVD and see how "easy" it is to tow a van in soft sand.

PS. The best bit is sinking into the van into the "quick sand" on Rainbow Beach.

Kedron Fraser Coast DVD
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 13:45

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 13:45
Hi Geof

We tow our van up to Teewah Beach, we use the second entrance,
to get on to the beach, travel on low tides if we can, and we have a favourite beach site on the grass about 1kl up fromthe camping sign.
we havent been up the beach since the big blow recently.
if you take your time, you wont have a problem.

Cheers
Daza


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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 14:34

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 14:34
Think that at the moment you may have problems getting around Hook Point, after the recent bad weather. That's assuming you can actually get onto the barge at Inskip.... The beach can be a bit soft there.

If you CAN get on the barge and then around Hook Point, the rest is easy, well as far as Indian head anyway. There's plenty of camping spots along the beach south of Indian that you can get a van into without too many hassles.

BTW, wouldn't recommend a standard van (too low) or one that's too long. Something around 18ft in an off roader would by fine.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 14:36

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 14:36
Should also add, all the above presumes traveling within an hour or so of low tide..
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:54

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 16:54
Another way would be to take the barge from River Heads and camp
at Central Station. We used to tow our 6mtr boat over to the ocean
side of the island on a regular basis from the Kingfisher Bay Resort
Barge ramp.

Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: Jayco In The Bush - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:57

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:57
Can you get off the beach yet at Rainbow. We tried in January and was met with a huge drop off. Inskip was fine.
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 20:16

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 20:16
Such Optimism, my van is still there!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 21:12

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 21:12
Well tell us the story.
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Reply By: geoffsb - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 05:21

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 05:21
thanks for the info mrbitchy and daza. we arent going untill october. which is the best and easiest point yo get onto the island?
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Reply By: rumpig - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 18:53

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 18:53
we take an old 13ft millard poptop caravan to fraser regularly, go via inskip and then around hook point and camp somewhere inbetween cathedral shops and dundaburra on the beach. never had a problem due to the fact we time it for 2 hours before lowtide, just remember to let the van tyres down aswell. we'll be going again this year, mate will be towing his 16ft jayco expanda van up there this year aswell as sister inlaw with their new / secondhand 16ft van (which i'll see for the first time this weekend) and friends with their 13ft van similar to ours and ourselves with our trustee old van.
what advice exactly are you chasing, all i can say is remember to let your tyres down on fourbie aswell as your van, and everything should be fine. obviously avoid as much soft sand as possible, maybe go for a short walk out to the barges first at inskip just for a look at beach conditions and where your going to pull up on some firm sand rather then the soft stuff.
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Reply By: geoffsb - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 20:40

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 20:40
thanks rumpig for all that info , much appreciated. i am taking an old viscount van which is 16ft long and the main concern is approach and departure angles from the barge. dont really want to tear the back end of the van. anyway thanks again all info stored away in the head.... not going untill october, just planning ahead.
geoff
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