Fraser Island check list
The island is very laid back and casual. During the day dress is usually shorts, shirt and sun hat. During the winter months it’s advisable to pack a pair of jeans and a jumper, but they are rarely needed. Old or inexpensive clothes are best for our photography excursions as the tracks are dusty and you are more inclined to lie on the sand to get that shot if you are not worried about spoiling your clothes. Trainers or sand shoes are the best footwear and if you have an old pair bring them as well, as more often than not you will be caught by a wave and get wet feet on the beach. I never throw out old trainers.
I have been thanked many times for advising large breasted ladies to pack a sports bra, because many of the inland tracks are very rough and the vehicle bounces around a fair bit which can cause discomfort to some. If you like swimming, lakes or surf, pack a costume and a towel.
Dinner at night is al a carte at a nice table with a bottle of wine or two. After wearing old clothes and getting dirty during the day, it’s nice to shower and put on some smart casual clothes for dinner.
Now for the more essential items
Lens cleaner and tissues.
There is heavy salt spray on the beach causing frequent cleaning.
Monopod or tripod
The rainforest is very low light which means slow shutter speeds.
Card reader or USB cable.
To download your photos to view on the computer.
There are often mosquitoes and March Flies in the rainforest and on the west coast.
If you burn easily.
The island water is very soft and a beautiful taste.
Small back pack.
At times we walk away from the vehicle and it’s handy for extra lens, water etc.
Your camera manual.
Every camera is different and we may need to find different settings.
The only system that works on the island is Telstra .
Land line phone.
There are land line phones in the apartment.
Brian has a portable Wi Fi. that runs 5 devices.
Hair Dryer, iron, ironing board
are included in the apartment.
Pre dinner drinks.
After a shower and clean up we often enjoy a pre dinner drink whilst looking at the day’s photographs in the apartment. Everything is very expensive on the island so best BYO. I always pack a bottle of scotch and some nibbles. The apartment has a large refrigerator. There is a bar if you prefer.
The only coffee at the hotel is instant. If you prefer plunger coffee let me know and I will provide.
Is not permitted in the vehicle or inside the apartment. However there is a balcony at the apartment where you can smoke.
There is a tennis court at the hotel and I am always keen to have a hit. Bring a racquet if you play.
Check out what our client says about us
“Fraser Island is indeed Paradise. What a wonderful week, one of the most memorable on record. And of course I have a wonderful record……..thanks Brian”
“It was certainly worthwhile lying on the wet sand to get that low angle. Glad you advised to bring old clothes…………great trip”
“Lots of laughs, good food and wine, great company, a very economical way to see one of the world’s treasures. Much better than a large tour. Oh! And great photographs too.”
“Thank you for your patience and understanding and teaching me RAW and manual photography. I loved the beach sunrise trips before breakfast”
“A magnificent adventure, so very rewarding. Henri received very good pictures and I enjoyed the good views and champagne on sunset beach.”