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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Adventurous Journey to Fraser Island

  • October 12, 2023

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Adventurous Journey to Fraser Island

I am delighted to share the exhilarating tale of our recent Duke of Edinburgh Gold Adventurous Journey to Fraser Island, a journey that was not just an adventure but an experience that connected us with nature, each other, and God.

From the 14th to the 17th of August 2023, our brave adventurers embarked on a remarkable journey, trekking through the pristine wilderness of Fraser Island. The itinerary was as challenging as it was awe-inspiring:

Day 1: We started our journey with high spirits, hiking 14km from Kingfisher Bay Resort to the breathtaking Lake McKenzie. The sandy paths and lush greenery welcomed us to this natural wonder.

Day 2: Continuing our expedition, we covered another 14km, crossing the enchanting landscapes from Lake McKenzie to the serene Lake Benaroon. The camaraderie among our group grew stronger with every step.

Day 3: The third day was marked by a 7km hike from Lake Benaroon to the mystical Lake Boomanjin. It was here that we had the privilege of witnessing a profound moment – the baptism of Arno Mens in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Boomanjin.

Day 4: Our final leg of the journey covered 6.5km, leading us from Lake Boomanjin to Dilli Village. As we concluded our trek, our hearts were filled with a deep sense of accomplishment and gratitude.

Throughout our expedition, we found moments of sheer delight amidst the challenges:

Playing Beach Cricket: With makeshift cricket bats crafted from tree branches and stumps, we indulged in beach cricket sessions, fostering teamwork and friendly competition.

Swimming in Lake McKenzie: The pristine waters of Lake McKenzie offered us a refreshing respite from our long hikes, allowing us to connect with nature in its purest form.

Evening Bonding: Evenings were spent in joyful camaraderie. We gathered to play fun card games, share stories, and sing songs under the starlit sky, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Spiritual Connection: Most importantly, this journey became a spiritual odyssey. In the midst of nature’s grandeur, we found moments of serenity and introspection, connecting not only with each other but also with God, our creator.

This adventurous journey was more than just a physical challenge; it was a transformative experience. It taught us the importance of resilience, teamwork, and the beauty of finding solace in the embrace of nature.

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Jared Bullock, Duke of Ed Coordinator

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