As the largest sand islands in the world, Fraser Island is one of the hot spots of Australia’s East Coast. Of course we didn’t miss the chance to visit this beautiful island and to check out the main highlights within our one day trip. Already after 100 metres behind the wharf area, the incredible bumpy and wild sand streets begin and you notice, that you wouldn’t have any chance without an proper 4×4 car. Occasionally I thought we would never arrive when even the experiences bus driver had some difficult times to find his way along the sandy roads through the rainforest. But of course my thoughts were slightly exaggerated and after 30 minutes we arrived at the first stunning place of Fraser Island: Lake MacKenzie.
Lake MacKenzie is a crystal clear sea with a white sand beach. It is also called the jewel of the island. Its a very beautiful spot and great to enjoy the sun and to jump into the fresh water.
My favourite spot was the rainforest of Fraser Island. All the tall green trees and the crystal clear silent creek (also called “whispering creek”), which is running along the walk trail, is so calming and impressive. I loved the mood and the beautiful silence of the forest. The perfect place to be grateful for all the beauty of our planet. To visit the rainforest, you should go to Central Station, where you can enjoy the full beauty of the great fauna.
Another hot spot of Fraser Island is the Maheno Shipwreck, which is quite popular for the island. To go there, you drive along the Seventy-Five Mile Beach, which seems to be endless and which is used as highway along the island for 4×4 cars. It a beautiful beach, which becomes even more stunning with the historical and rusty brown wreck of the Maheno Ship. The SS Maheno was a former ocean liner between New Zealand and Australia, before it has been modified as Hospital Ship during World War I. Caused by a Cyclone in 1935, the ship has been washed ashore and since then its a popular attraction of Fraser Island.
Fraser Island is also know for all its Dingos. One would expect to see a lot if Dings in Australia, but unfortunately thats not really the case. Even in the town called “Dingo”(my current stay), I haven’t spotted any Dingo so far… it seems they are rare. Luckily we spotted one of these cute creatures along the 75 Mile Beach. I hope to see some more during my stay. Fraser Island is a really beautiful island, which is easy to reach and which offers a lot of things to see. I am sure you discover even more great spots when spending some more days and go with your own car. But I also can recommend the 1 day tours, as they cover the main spots and save you a lot of nerves when driving along the sand roads.
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