World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, between Bundaberg and Brisbane off Australia’s east coast, is the largest sand island in the world and one of Australia’s most unique four-wheel-drive adventures. Along windswept Seventy Five Mile Beach, visitors can see the rusted hulls of shipwrecks, the colored sandstone cliffs of The Cathedrals, and the bubbling fish-filled rock pools called Champagne Pools.
800,000 years in the making (which is still baby status when you’re a world heritage site), Fraser island is the largest sand island in the world – 122 km long. Not only that, but it’s got rainforest growing and thriving on sand! It’s got lots of other world-class facts about it too like it contains half of the world’s perched freshwater dune lakes and it has the largest unconfined aquifer on a sand island. While those tongue-twisters might impress a scientist, Fraser Island is pretty great for anyone because on the one island you can hike, swim in crystal blue freshwater lakes, visit a shipwreck, spot whales and dingos, 4×4, camp, salt-water fish, or go on a great walk. A few interesting facts about why Fraser Island is one of Queensland’s world heritage sites: