Tour to Fraser Island

Fraser Island

Situated immediately off the coast from Hervey Bay in Queensland, Fraser Island is one of Australia’s premier tourist attractions. The island stretches over 123 kilometres in length, is 22 kilometres across at its widest point, and covers a total area of 184,000 hectares. This is the world’s largest sand island – a desert floating in the sea.

Fraser Island is World Heritage listed, putting it on par with other iconic Australian features like Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. And Fraser deserves it. This is an island of unparalleled natural beauty. Ringed by picture-perfect white sandy beaches, the interior of the landmass is dotted with ancient mangrove forest, jagged sand cliffs and pristine freshwater lakes.

Fraser Island is the only place on Earth where rainforests grow on a sandy surface. This island is of immense ecological significance, and has attracted worldwide attention for its unique environment.

Within Fraser Island’s remarkable ecosystem live numerous rare and highly endangered species, such as turtles, dugong and eastern curlews. As many as 40,000 migratory shorebirds take up residence here for part of the year.

With a human population of less than 400, the island is part desert, part tropical paradise and part wildlife sanctuary. It’s an unlikely combination, and that’s the magic of Fraser Island.

Date posted: 21st May, 2018

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