Tourism Queensland’s Roving Global Ambassador, Best Job In The World Winner and now Best Expeditioner In The World – Ben Southall – takes time out on Faser Island over Easter. April 2010.
The Best Expedition in the World launch is looming, with only three weeks to go until the big day arrives. It’s been a hectic few weeks, with training, logistics management, sponsorship deals and crew planning requiring relentless effort.
To have a fews days away from it all and recharge the batteries, I decided to take the Colonel (his 4WD) and Sophee (his girlfriend) over to Fraser Island for the Easter break.
The experience was bliss.
On the first day of our sun-kissed getaway, we escaped the crowds and explored the west coast of the island. By late afternoon we’d found ourselves the ultimate campsite by Woralie Creek. As the sun set we pitched the tent, enjoyed a swim in the calm ocean and cracked open a bottle of red wine. The rest of the night was history.
As the sun rose on Day 2, we eagerly set off towards Kingfisher Bay Resort (www.kingfisherbay.com), located 40 km further down the west coast. I’d popped into this eco-friendly holiday hub during Best Job but never had the pleasure of staying.
Soph and I couldn’t wait to reach our room, unload our weighty bags and ensconce ourselves in a good book by the pool. The next few days were set to be an absolute pleasure!
At the tired end of our final day on Fraser Island, it was time to fill my grumbling belly…I’ve still got to put another 2kgs on before the expedition starts. A feast was in order. The resort’s Seabelle Restaurant came up trumps with a classic Australian selection; kangaroo, emu and crocodile to start with followed by one of my firm favourites – whole barramundi!
It’s rare for me to totally relax…to get mental and physical time off work. Kingfisher Bay offered the perfect formula; ocean views, the sounds of nature, a moorishly comfy bed, service with a smile and great food.
Fraser Island is a beautiful retreat that can be enjoyed in so many different ways and this Easter holiday will be remembered for a long time to come. The energiser bunny is fully recharged and ready to go. Bring on the Best Expedition in the World!!
Check out the the blog at: http://islandreefjob.com.au/2011/04/26/easter-recharge-on-fraser-island/