Fraser Island Utopia!

Hey Guys. We are over on Fraser Island and weather is Sunny Perfect.
And guess what? NO BACKPACKERS........YAY !
Hasn't been this good in many years.

But school hols start Monday so we are off Sunday.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 17:19

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 17:19
A mate from work was up there last week, almost had the place to himself. Reckoned it was a bit of struggle to come back to work.
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Reply By: RMD - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 19:13

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 19:13
Allan.
Keep up the good work with the social distancing, it seems you have the method under control unlike those in Dan land.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 19:59

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 19:59
Hi Allan and Roz

Make the most of it, as it’s cool down south....lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 21:06

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 21:06
Stephen,................. it is also very cool (at night) up here on the Fraser Coast!
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 22:47

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 22:47
Stephen, more concerned Al used the term "Utopia" and wasn't talking about Clare.... RAFLM!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 07:44

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 07:44
Hi Mick

What do you mean, Clare is Utopia, great friendly people, genuine four seasons, all facilities you would ever need and best of all, not one ever Covid 19 case in the district......lol
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:24

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:24
Named one of the 10 best spots for a Tree change in the Australian last weekend no less. You'll see house prices shoot up now mate lol


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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:36

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:36
Gee was not aware of that. Hope you are keeping fit and well.

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Follow Up By: Candace S. - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:26

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:26
"Genuine four seasons" in Clare? I didn't know you got snow in the winter! ;)
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:36

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:36
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Hi Candace, it certainly can snow in Clare. Just Google "clare sa snow" for a whole series of events.

I really don't know why Stephen persists in living there. I have extended invitations to him to come to the Queensland Sunshine Coast where it is "Camelot" weather all year round. But he is made of stern stuff. Just wants to be close to the wine source I guess.
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Reply By: axle - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:38

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 09:38
Hi Allan, stay another week!, what's wrong with noisy kids and whacked backpackers!.....lol.



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Reply By: GarryR - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 12:50

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 12:50
Yep you are a lucky bugger. We are still stuck in rural Vic, and grounded from doing any serious travelling. Make the most of it mate.
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Reply By: Gronk - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 19:32

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 19:32
We were up there in 2011 in August, staying at Dilli village....almost no backpackers, but down to 4 deg at night....talking to the people running Dilli, they reckon they had sleet the year before !!
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 19:45

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 19:45
Back in the good old days we’d have fires at our camps on the beach at Fraser to keep us warm, National Parks even supplied it for free....shame the clueless spoilt that for everyone else. One upside these days to the no fires is your feet don’t become filthy instantly from all the ash that used to be mixed into the sand, your feet ended up dirty within seconds of being at camp, doesn’t happen now though.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 21:00

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 21:00
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Last night tonight, then leaving tomorrow morning.
It has been a beautiful stay, like in the old days. We were snug at night, warm during the days.
Today the numbers increased dramatically and traffic on the tracks became difficult to say the least. The tracks have not recovered at all during the shutdown. Still very chopped up. But the weather held up..... 50/50 cloud today but no rain.

It was a good holiday and a welcome relief from the lockdown. Wish you all could have been here.

Now, if we can soon get Out West I will be as happy as a pig in....... well shall we say 'the Simpson Desert'. LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 07:55

Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 07:55
Same here Allan. As we live in Victoria, we are “banned” from all other states at the moment due to the stupidity of a few inconsiderate people. Had planned to do the Simpson last April, but of course, this did not happen. Hoping to get out to the Simpson in August, but this is not looking like it will happen for us either.

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Reply By: OBJ - Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 09:59

Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 09:59
We used to love Fraser, and were regular visitors when I worked in Qld, but backpackers and no fires ruined it for us and we have no plans to return. Pity. Great place ruined by fools.
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Reply By: Gramps - Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 12:49

Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 12:49
Did you see the 'dingo fences'?

Any opinion on them?

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Follow Up By: rumpig - Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 14:30

Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 14:30
Hey Gramps...I heard they are changing the name from Fraser Island to Christmas Island instead....they are turning the place into a jail
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 14:42

Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 14:42
Hmmmm .... that probably explains the "No fires" edict. Can't have the inmates .... err sorry .... backpackers burning the place down.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 14:57

Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 at 14:57
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No Gramps, I saw none where we went, other than pre-existing ones around some campgrounds.
Back home now so can't look for you.

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Follow Up By: Slopokin - Monday, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:44

Monday, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:44
We will be on Fraser from 18 to 31 July. Will take some pictures and report for you.
Last year about this time there were Dingo fences and electrified grids around all the villages and camping areas.
We stay at Happy Valley and when driving out one morning there were 4 dingoes standing near the electric grids and guess what, backpackers feeding them.
Then over fishing on the west side at Wolli Creek a few days later this cheeky dingo came up to my bait bucket for a free feed.
The dingoes have been there for over 45 years that I can remember together with the brumby's who are long gone. Wish Fraser was now like it was back then. Progress and easy access has certainly changed the place, together with peoples attitude.
Anyway us Qlder's are lucky that we can roam and enjoy our state in a beautiful climate. Off to Cape Melville in September is the area is opened.
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Reply By: Candace S. - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:31

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:31
I wonder if the local merchants are as thrilled that there are fewer visitors there spending money? (Or are domestic tourists making up the difference?)
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:50

Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 at 12:50
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Hi Candace,

The following is from a report published by the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation, so you may gather that the economy has taken a big hit recently.

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"It is estimated that some 40% of visitors to Fraser Island are international visitors with the majority of the remainder being intrastate visitors from elsewhere in south-east Queensland.

The Direct Financial Value of tourism and recreation on Fraser Island was found to be $116.7 million. Additional Financial Value generated within the Fraser and Sunshine Coast regions in the process of visiting the Island is estimated to be $39.3 million.

Regional multiplier effects have been calculated in the order of $109.22 million, creating a Total Direct and Indirect Financial Value from tourism and recreation on Fraser Island of $265.25 million

Up to 2,880 jobs are generated in the Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast regions from tourism and recreation on Fraser Island."
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