Tuesday morning saw us say goodbye to Lauren, Liam, Tas and Ash as they started their journey back to Sydney. We had a great couple of days with them playing tour guides for their first visit to Fraser Island!
After saying our goodbyes we decided to explore a few of the inland tracks at the southern end of the island and first stop was Tobys Gap Airstrip. We aren’t sure if this Airstrip is ever used anymore, but we certainty wouldn’t want to be landing on it! It’s certainly a lot more overgrown than it was last time we visited.
The track then lead us around to Deep Creek and Ungowa. Deep Creek has great views over the western side of the island and you can also see another shipwreck from here.
The tracks weren’t very popular and we didn’t see another car in 2 1/2 hours driving, which is just how we like it! The boat ramp and jetty at Ungowa aren’t exactly in good condition!
Walking down the jetty to take photographs was a balancing act of trying not to fall through the wooden planks! Oh and if you ever visit this area, lather up in insect spray beforehand, they are fierce around here!
After a day of driving the tracks we were glad to get back to the eastern beach. The inland tracks are very bumpy and slow going, and on this day it involved dodging many trees and branches on the track as well, at times you are lucky to even reach the inland track speed limit of 30km / hour.
Once we reached the beach we stopped for lunch and found this little guy sitting in the sand. First time we’d seen one outside of an aquarium.
Later in the afternoon we took a drive down to the shipwreck to take some photos in the days fading light. We got some great photos, but of course this mean driving back to camp in the dark, not really fun at all! The video below shows just a short section of the drive back to camp.