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Fraser Island - photos

Inskip Point photo
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Fraser Island photo
Lake McKenzie photo
Indian Head photo
Fraser Island Airport photo
Fraser Island Coastline photo
Fraser Coast photo

Rainforest photoJust off the Fraser Coast lies the World Heritage site of Fraser Island. It is famous for being the largest sand island on Earth and the only place where rainforest grows on top of sand. The island is part of the Great Sandy National Park which includes the coast on the Australian mainland too.

The main transport to the island is on a regular car ferry. Internal transport on the island is strictly four wheel drive. If you do not want to drive around the island yourself, you can take one of the many tours available instead. This is a better option for most travellers because you don't have to worry about getting stuck or bogged down into the sand.

Accomodation on the island ranges from camp sites to luxury resorts. Attractions include ocean views, whales, nice beaches, lush rainforests, and scenic lakes.

Rainforest photoFresh water lakes on Fraser Island are the real attraction here as they are pristine and have their own beaches. Lake McKenzie is the real attraction here as the water is one of the clearest and purest of any lake in the world. The combination of a real beach and fresh water makes for a unique swimming experience. The sand on the beach is made of silica which is not only crystal white, but is useful for defoliating skin or cleaning jewellery.


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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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