I'm visiting Fraser Island with the family in August (part of a 4 week road trip from Brisbane to Cairns), staying at the Kingfisher Resort for 3 nights so we have 2 full days to explore. I have booked a 4WD from the resort for 1.5 days and have some questions about the best way to use those days (we are hoping for a little chill out time by the pool/resort on the first morning)
I've not driven on sand before so I don't want to undertake anything too ambitious. I was thinking of using the half day to drive to Lake Mackenzie (it looks "relatively" close by) and then use the full day for a drive across to the east coast and take in a drive up the beach and see where we get to. I'd like to do some swimming in Eli Creek or one of the other lakes/rivers and perhaps get to the Champage Pools but that looks like a long way. Also if there are any spots for a very short walk to experience the rainforest in the interior that would be great. As I say I just need a plan that gives a bit of a flavour of the island as I appreciate that 2 days is nowhere near enough to see everything.
Also I'm not sure whether to take over a bit of lunch food from the mainland or whether there is a basic shop at Kingfisher for some supplies for a simple picnic (bread, cheese, biscuits, fruit, crisps and the like). Alternatively is there any kind of snack bar or the like on the east coast, somewhere like Eurong where we could pick up a burger/chips/pizza
Any hints/tips/dos/don'ts to make the best of our short time would be greatly appreciated