Year 11 Geography Trip to K’gari (Fraser Island)

Earlier this term, our Year 11 Geography Classes left on a three-day adventure to collect data for a Field Report on Challenges in Remote Areas. They traveled to K’gari (Fraser Island), the traditional home of the Butchulla people.

Whilst on the island, our students measured the impacts on roads (primarily sand) and the challenges that local residents and tourists face due to it’s location. They spoke with the local ranger on the island about the issues of remote living and the issues with managing such locations.

They were also lucky enough to visit many spectacular sites and swim at the Champagne Rock Pools, float down the Eli Creek, trek through the rainforest from Central Station to Pile Valley and bathe in Lake Mc Kenzie.

With minimal phone and internet access they discovered what it truly means to be living off the grid!