On Wednesday we caught up with some other friends, Leah and Brendan, who are also currently staying on the island. They are camped on the western side of the island so we met them in a central location and set out for a day of exploring some more of the inland tracks.
We had planned to meet at Black Lagoon so we set out early for the drive to our starting point.
The track we drove on wasn’t exactly the smoothest of tracks, it was a little overgrown and had quite a few trees down, but little did we know things were going to get a whole lot worse the further the day progressed!
We decided to find ‘Old Bellert’s Hut’ and used our trusty HEMA maps app to guide us there. You know how I said the tracks in the morning were bad, well the ones to the hut were atrocious! To say these were overgrown would be an understatement. If you like the paint work on your 4WD, do not even attempt these tracks! It felt like we were the first cars down this track in years!
We finally made it though and were greeted by a few thousand mosquitoes, not the place you want to spend too much time at!
Old Bellerts Hut ruins used to be owned by Hans Bellerts, a linesman who maintained the telegraph line to Sandy Cape in the 1930’s. We are lead to believe that Bellert used to run along the old telegraph line in an old T Model Ford to see that the line was properly serviced.
The weather started to turn again so we headed back to our camp to eat lunch under the gazebo and Mr Dingo came for a visit just as we arrived back.
Speaking of weather though, check out the video below of what we drove in earlier in the morning! Fraser Island sure puts on the weather at times!