Fraser Island - which tide times?

Hi

Going to Fraser for my first time on Sunday and am confused which tide times to use?
Will be going inskip and would like to go on beach past hook point up to Eurong.

Do I use Waddy point or elbow point on the bom website. (Elbow is Bundaberg + 6 minutes).
http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/tides/MAPS/bundaberg.shtml#map


PS. Will be calling a mate this arvo who is doing this trip today (but to Orchid beach), so will post his feedback here.

Thanks
Derrick
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Reply By: age - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:56

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:56
New$by

Use the Waddy Point chart as the timing is close to Hook Point. You will notice a small difference, but plan your travels 3 hours either side of the Waddy low and you will have no dramas


Cheers

A
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Follow Up By: New4by - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:13

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:13
Thanks - that gives me an hour earlier - running up to Eurong and then into central - should be fun - pulling a light 6x4 railer with cage and will have 4 adults and 2 kids in car - std Paj NJ 3500 Petrol - no front lockers or anything - anyway got all recovery kit, so should be fun.
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Follow Up By: age - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:55

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:55
New4By

Sounds like a great break. The Paj will be fine, just let your tyres down, plus there has been plenty of rain up there so the sand is pretty damp and compacted. Guess it will be quite bust, so watch out for the nongs. As mentioned below, support the Manta Ray guys (Kosta)

Cheers

A
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:56

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:56
I would use Waddy Point

Make sure you checkout the latest conditions on this site

FRASER ISLAND

Trust you have booked all our permits and camp sites?

Enjoy the trip be careful as there will be thousands of people there
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Follow Up By: New4by - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:11

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:11
Thanks - checked conditions report which came out Wed. - Permits, booked paid for printed and in cubby hole - will get "pack" at Rainbow EPA - already called - they'll be open Sunday - else they leave a pile outside the door
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:58

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:58
Another thing make sure you go on the MANTA RAY ferry they are the locals green with yellow writing should be over on the left when get onto the beach from Inskip
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Follow Up By: New4by - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:09

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:09
Definetely going Manta Ray - Ta - would rather buy Australian than whatever the Kingfisher owners are!
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Reply By: redeye141 - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 12:14

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 12:14
Just got back on Tuesday. Wonderful place.

You can expect extensive traffic delays at Yidney rocks bypass. We spent twenty minutes waiting for traffic on Tuesday (7/4/09)morning, that is with little traffic on the island.

Lots of rocks exposed on the beach.

Have a great time.

Redeye
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 12:47

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 12:47
Hey Derrick,

We are jealous!!!! have no idea with regards to tides (sorry) however we love Frazer Is we had our honeymoon there, its a magical place!!! Enjoy.

Cheers
Matt, Caz & Kids
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Reply By: New4by - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:13

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:13
Just spoke to my mate who 2 mins ago (Thursday 2:00pm) got to Orchid beach.
He said the run to Poyungan rocks is a breeze. He was 2 hours before low when they got off the barge and it was easy till then. Says the beach down to the barge is packed hard as so many people using it. (I see they are running the inskip ferry all through the night tonight). HOWEVER, as per the EPA conditions report, there is NO BEACH at Poyungan rocks and they had to wait ages for someone towing a jayco camper trailer to get over. He had no trouble though. (But he's got a new 4.5l diesel cruzer which will be DiD so loads of torque there).

However, by Sunday, things may be churned up a bit.

Well see. Thanks for all the posts.

Derrick
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Follow Up By: New4by - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:35

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:35
Sorry - I should have been clearer - as there is no beach - you have to drive OVER the rocks! - This was at low tide!
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Reply By: Lenticular - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 23:38

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 23:38
Just spoke to my mate who arrived at Cathedral Beach this arvo. Apparently, the camper trailers are struggling at the narrow bits through the rocks. He said that an offroad Jayco camper trailer did some panel and side step damage getting through. I was gonna tow my offroad Windsor Rapid on Saturday, but now leaving it home and tenting it. He even said that a box trailer might be a liability.
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Follow Up By: redeye141 - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 07:56

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 07:56
Hi Lenticular,

I towed my Aussie swag up and down the beach last week without any problems. Even noted that with all the rain I hardly had to use 4x4 mode. The sand was so compacted.

Mate had a standard off road camper no problems.


Regards Redeye
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Follow Up By: Lenticular - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 21:12

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 21:12
Redeye,

Many thanks for the info. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm guessing that you didn't head far north of Happy Valley. McLaughlin Rocks was not passable by me towing my offroad Windsor Rapid on Easter Saturday when we arrived- it would have hung up on the tail and jammed in place. The crowd of onlookers with folding chairs and eskies was testament to the difficulty of the crossing. Must have been 50 cars parked on the south side of the rocks, and none on the north. Just got back this arvo, and it's worn down a lot, and quite a bit easier now.
Didn't see many soft roaders north of those rocks.
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Follow Up By: redeye141 - Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 17:01

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 17:01
Lenticular,

Sorry you had difficulties with the rocks. As I stated we got up to Dundubare on the Saturday before Easter. Mate with a Coromal 460 silhouette made it with no problems. I returned on the Tuesday before Easter with my Aussie Swag with no problems and reported the same on this site. It appears that there must have been some erosion at the rocks on Tuesday night as my mate suffered similar problems to you on the Wednesday on the way home with an excessive drop off at the rocks..

Apologies if I lead you astray. I reported what I seen and the conditions must have changed during the week.

Redeye
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