Day One - Rainbow Beach Adventure Company - Dingos Tour. road trip Day six east coast australia
2 min read. Created 2018
I’m now travelling primarily solo. I’ve got a few friends from my Whitsundays tour that I’ll continue to travel down the coast with but apart from that it’s pretty much just me.
I was seriously scared how the next few days was going to go. If you know me even in the slightest I’ve always travel with someone that I know. So the rest of this trip will be to prove to myself I can travel alone, let’s see how it goes...
I’ve got a 3 day tour booked with Dingoes - Rainbow Beach Adventure Company of Fraser Island which I know not a soul. I like to think I’m fairly sociable and easily make friends but having no one it’s pretty scary even for me.
All packed for 3 days, we met in the hall at Rainbow beach to have a safety briefing and collect our food for the trip. I think it’s a blessing that I’ve been put with all girls, it’ll be easier to make friends and as most of us are solo or couple travellers it’s a great help because people aren’t so “cliquey”.
We set off for the 1 hour journey to Lake Mackenzie. Travelling in a convoy of 4 cars x 2 groups there was a fair few of us. Taking the ferry across from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island we drove to our first stop about half way for some lunch. All meals are provided thankfully. After a quick bite to eat we headed off into the bush to Lake Mackenzie.
Once arriving we saw our first dingo. The island is meant to be home to a lot of dingos. Being from Australia it wasn’t as big a shock or fear as it was for some other travellers. We headed down to the lake and were welcomed by crystal white sand and one of the clearest waters I’ve ever seen.
We had a quick swim and exfoliated with the sand. After putting it in my hair and rinsing it in the fresh water my hair has never felt so soft and healthy. After 8 days of constant salt water and conditioning washes it needed some relief! If you’re ever visiting Lake Mackenzie or Whitehaven Beach you have to try it for yourself.
We are heading to the camp site now to unpack our cars, set up camp and start dinner. The camp site is fairly large and can house over 60 people! There are two outdoor kitchen areas and one communal bathroom facilities area with about 10 toilets and 6 showers.
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