Fraser Island offers a whale watching tour with Hervey Bay Whale Watch and this is what I take. We were lucky to see whales and get some great views of the whales from the boat. Commercial whale watching in Australia began the day Brian and Jill Perry discovered whales in the calm pristine waters ofContinue reading “Whale Watching from Fraser Island”
I travel to River Heads where Linda drives me to the ferry for Fraser Island. World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful holiday destination, at the start of the Great Barrier Reef, offering a refreshing change from the bustle of mainland Australia and the resort islands of Queensland’s north. The island’s untamed wilderness andContinue reading “Fraser Island and Kingfisher Lodge”
Tendrils of clouds like feathers brush fiery paint across to bring drama into the sunset sky
Clouds come to add color to my sunset.
Fraser Island, located offshore from the tourist town of Hervey Bay, is the world’s largest sand island. The 123km long island has become popular as an eco-tourism venue, and it’s World Heritage listing ensures that it will stay that way. Day tour from Kingfisher Resort on Fraser Island to Ellis Beach and the Pinnacles.Continue reading “Fraser Island Day Tour”
The aboriginal name of Carah was once given to Inskip Point. Early this century Inskip Point was the original settlement in the area and boasted a small school to cater for the children of the local timber workers and the Inskip Light Keeper. Some of the area between Inskip and Rainbow Beach was mined forContinue reading “RainBow Beach..Inskip Camping”
// I did not walk all the way…but almost to the top…The Kingfisher Bay Resort is edged with a dingo proof fence for security. The island was originally a timber industry with timber exported all around the world. It is now a conservation island protected and cared for.
// I walked to the Jetty and to the end of the Pier where I stayed for the sunset. On the east I saw the moon rise behind the clouds..so there was a sunset on one side of the bay and the moonrise on the other. Video of the sunset… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iurIA_ckv-0
// Snakevine (Tinospora smilacina).. Goat’s Foot Vine or Beach Morning Glory To heal sores and boils, it was customary for the Garby Elders to first apply bloodwood kino to the site. A bandage of boiled goat’s foot vine ( Ipomoea pes-caprae ) was then applied as a poultice. Sections of vine could also be rubbed,Continue reading “Bush Medicine used by Aborigines”