Explore the Beauty of Fraser Island, Australia
Just off the coast of Queensland is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fraser Island. At 76 miles in length and 13 miles at its widest point (124 and 22 kilometers respectively), it’s the largest sand island in the world, and the only place on Earth where ancient rainforests grow in sand along the banks of pristine creeks.
It’s also spectacularly gorgeous, with endless stretches of beautiful beaches, striking sandy cliffs, eucalyptus woodlands, and over 100 freshwater lakes in a kaleidoscope of colors.
Naturally, the fauna and flora here are abundantly diverse, with 47 species of mammals including the protected Fraser Island dingo, 79 species of reptiles, 354 species of birds, and hundreds of species of plants. And the waters surrounding the island, are renowned for whale watching, especially humpbacks.
One of the best ways to explore Fraser Island is by four-wheel drive (4WD). Be sure to go for a drive along the aptly named 75-Mile Beach — home to the Maheno shipwreck, Champagne Pools swimming spot, Indian Head volcanic rock formations, and some of the best beach fishing in the world.
Experience the world-renowned Fraser Island when you sail to Australia with Azamara®.