Fraser Island Joy Flight

by John on April 18, 2011

Maheno Shipwreck for the air.

Different from the normal tourist shots of the Maheno on Fraser Island, a photo from the air gives a better talking point and greater memory of your visit to the worlds largest sand island.

Noticed a Brisbane based Whale Watching boat tied up at Shute Harbour in the Whitsundays at the weekend, and thoughts logically floated to the awesome whale watching region of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

It won’t be long before the whales start their migration from the Antarctic waters to warmer climates, to have their calves and mate. It is always an exciting time to see the whales and there is no better place on earth to experience the event than the Fraser Coast.

Another experience that you should have while in the region is a 4WD tour and visit to the worlds largest sand island and a Fraser Island joy flight, where you take off and land right on the beach.

It’s one of the biggest thrills and you get to see just how large Fraser Island is from the air. The best way to describe it is “awesome”. Plus you get the opportunity to take a photo of the famous Maheno shipwreck from an angle that is different from all those other tourist shots. From the air the Maheno is wide open and dwarfs the tourist cars and buses. It certainly is a sight not to be missed.

You won’t need to book a joy flight in advance as all 4wd tours take time out for passengers who wish to take a joy flight on Fraser Island. Just the experience of taking off and landing on the beach is an adventure, the rest is pure bonus.

So put this one on your bucket list. Fraser Island Joy Flight.

It’s something everyone should do before they kick it.


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Monex May 18, 2011 at 5:47 am

Bushwalk through rainforest growing from the sand and heathlands full of wild flowers and swim in mirrored lakes ringed with gold. Visit Lake McKenzie picnic next to turtles at Lake Allom and spot whales from Indian Head. From the moment you hit the sandy highway of Seventy-Five Mile Beach the island is strictly four wheel drive territory.

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