Rapid Survey Team (RST) View360
View 360 Project - Fraser Island
In May 2015, the Field Ops team from EWN (The Early Warning Network) travelled to one of Australia's most popular and beautiful locations, Queensland's Fraser Island. Using our View360 equipment we captured this magnificent island from a different angle. Our View360 camera enables the viewer to enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the island from ground level.
After driving off the Manta Ray Barge at Hook Point the team drove via 75 Mile Beach Road (on the beach) around the southern end of the island heading east. Then around the south eastern tip and headed north along the beach. The section shown comprises approximately 7 to 8 km?s of driving footage.
This scenic and popular location was filmed on foot using our backpack gear. The footage runs from the northern car park, down to the walkway and around to the southern car park. Then back to the stairs and down to the pools themselves at beach level.
Weather: Fine and very windy
Tide: 2.5 hours after low
Eli Creek is another very popular spot for tourists to visit.
Again this footage was captured on foot using our backpack gear to mount the camera. Captured from beach along the elevated wooden walkway to the stairs that lead into the creek for swimmers. Then back along the walkway and up the stairs to the right (south) and up to the elevated lookout where there are public bathrooms.
Weather: Cloudy and windy
Eurong to Lake Mackenzie
Indian Head Bypass
This section covers the soft sandy track that joins the 2 beaches on the east coast, taking you around Indian Head. From there, along the beach and ending at Middle Rocks. The sand at Indian Head is fine and soft but posed no problems. Once the driver negotiates the beach exit, there are slatted wooden areas to prevent getting bogged. Distance covered approx. 8kms
Middle Rocks to Dundubara
Starting at the Champagne Pools carpark and driving back to 75 Mile Beach Rd. Travelling south to Middle Rocks then exiting the beach via Indian Head Bypass and re-entering 75 Mile Beach Rd south of Indian Head. Driving south along 75 Mile Beach to Dundubara. Journey approx. 25kms
Tide: Mid ? Rising
Cathedral's on Fraser
The journey captured here begins on Cathedral Beach and travels up into the "Cathedral's on Fraser" camp grounds. Travelling in, we drive up over and past the dingo proofed grids and fencing up to the fuel station / check in area. Then we travel back out and on to the beach.
For the duration of this project, The EWN team stayed at "Cathedral's on Fraser" in one of their cabins and found the accommodation and the staff just fantastic.
Kingfisher Bay towards Lake McKenzie
This journey begins on the western side of the island near Kingfisher Bay. From here we leave the rare bitumen paved road and travel south easterly towards Lake Mackenzie on the centre of the island.
The journey shows some of the more challenging inland tracks.
The distance covered is approximately 15 km?s