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Eli Creek by georgieboy98
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Eli Creek is in an ancient rainforest valley on the eastern side of Fraser island, in Central Queensland. It is fed by a natural aquifer (water table) that is exposed to the outside elements several kilometres inland. Eli Creek produces up to 80 million litres of water per day (an amazing 4 million litres of water flows through it and out to the ocean EVERY HOUR) Another amazing fact is that it takes up to 100 years for water to be filtered through sand. By the time the water reaches the mouth of Eli Creek, it may have travelled from one of the sand dunes on the island which are 200 metres above sea level. It is theorised that some of this water may not have been exposed to the outside environment for hundreds of years.
Finally I must add that this is one of the most magical places we visited during several trips to Queensland in the 1980’s. I actually swam the length of this creek which gave me an appetite for the great BBQ lunch we enjoyed on the banks.

Comments

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture! Love the colours and that blue water is spectacular! :)

  • Good morning Mary – survive the latest storm OK? Many thanks for liking and faving this one – it’s a truly fabulous, yet largely hidden, part of our country.
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Lovely work Peter.

  • G’day Warren and very many thanks mate. If ever you’re up that way be sure not to miss it! You might even get to see a few dingos wandering around!
    All the best
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    What storm!!! Think we are lucky up here Peter! Seem to miss it. Love the rain though!!
    Have a great day:))

  • I’m glad you said that because I was half wondering if I had slept right through it without hearing a thing! LOL

    – georgieboy98

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Very pretty Mate! A terrific capture.

  • Thanks pal – it’s a great place to visit and we had a ball up there.

    – georgieboy98

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