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Fraser Island

Listed under Islands in Queensland, Australia.

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  • Photo of Fraser Island
  • Photo of Fraser Island
  • Photo of Fraser Island
  • Photo of Fraser Island
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At just over 120 kilometres long, Fraser island is the longest sand island in the world. It is a World Heritage Site and for those who love tropical, white sandy beaches this is a must for visitors to Queensland.

The best way to get there is to drive by 4 x 4 and cross from the mainland by ferry. Once there, the main 'highway' is a drive along the pristine beach. I drove the full length of Seventy Five Mile Beach, seeing only one other person the whole way, and camped overnight in the sand dunes.

My tent was visited by dingos during the evening but I made sure they were aware they were not welcome to share my food.

In addition to peace and quiet the island is a haven for wildlife and birdwatchers will be in their element.

Written by  Dave Clucas.

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island lies just off the east coast of Australia. At 122 km long, it is the largest sand island in the world. Majestic remnants of tall rainforest growing on sand and half the world’s perched freshwater dune lakes are found inland from the beach. The combination of shifting sand-dunes, tropical rainforests and lakes makes it an exceptional site.

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