Now, you might think Hayden’s experience with holidays might be limited since he’s only nine years of age, but my second grandson has been around a ridge or three.
But sleeping in the games room of a two-story house next to his big brother and with a pool table, a stack of games and bathroom, all within easy reach, was simply the best.
After walking up the internal stairs that lead to a spacious lounge room with another television and more games, plus three bedrooms and another two bathrooms, we had one excited lad.
Then there was the breakfast table, dining table, huge open-plan kitchen with a walk-in pantry and fridge that we’d stocked with goodies, and a large island bench with four bar stools.
Looking through the wall-to-wall windows, we could see across a timber deck to a forest with trees that teased us with branches gently swaying enough to reveal glimpses of the ocean beyond.
Wildlife so close
Kookaburras sat in the deck’s timber railings, so close we could almost pat them if we dared. Not us, though – we valued our fingers!
The home has an air-conditioner but with cool sea breezes and living areas that are cool in summer and warm in winter, there’s little need for its use.
Our accommodation, the holiday home of Kevin and Sandra Alexander, was our base for a week of adventure on Fraser Island.
Hayden travelled there with his dad, mum and three siblings, who were just as excited as he but not as vocal.
Island adventure to remember
A barge carried their Toyota Prado from Inskip Point to the eastern side of the island where they drove along 75 Mile Beach to Eurong Beach Resort, and then across the island to Kingfisher Bay Resort.
A friend and I also came by a barge that took us from Riverheads to the jetty near Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Over the next few days, we visited iconic places including Lake McKenzie, which is famous pure white silica sand and crystal clear waters.
The kids were even lucky enough to spot some wild dingoes, from the safety of the Prado, wandering along 75 Mile Beach.
Our week was short but wonderfully eventful and one to be remembered for a long time to come.
- Jocelyn and family were guests of Eurolie on High owners Kevin and Sandra Alexander.