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3 reasons to visit Fraser Island

Located on Australia’s East Coast, Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. Due its vastness in size and landscape there is a little something for everyone on Fraser Island. Here are 3 reasons to book yourself on a Fraser Island tour.

 

1. The Lakes are out of this world

There are over 100 fresh water lakes to swim in and over 40 perched dune lakes to choose from. A perched dune lake is created purely of rainwater. Lake McKenzie is one of the most popular of the dune lakes and the ultimate swimming spot. The lake sits within a high sand dune 100 meters above sea level and boasts pure silica sand and crystal clear water. To put it simply, it is absolutely paradise!

Eli Creek is another swimming spot well worth visiting on Fraser Island. It is the largest creek on the eastern side of the island and pours over 80 million liters of water into the Pacific Ocean each day.

Lake Wabby is the deepest lake on the island and sure is a sight for sore eyes! En route to the lake don’t forget to check out the Hammerstone Sandblow.

Not only is Fraser Island the biggest sand island on the globe, but it also home to a number of ‘number 1’ lakes. On the island you will find the world’s largest perched lake, Boomanjin Lake and the highest dune perched lake in the world, Boomerang Lake. To sum it up, the island’s Lakes are absolutely stunning and just one of the many reasons to book a Fraser Island tour.

 

2. There’s more to Fraser Island than just Lakes

Fraser Island is over 800,000 years old and is home to sub tropical and eucalyptus rainforest. The island has a rich aboriginal history and before European discovery was inhabited by the Butchulla people. Discovered by Captain Cook in 1770 and later by Captain James Fraser in the 1830s, the island played backdrop to many negotiations and conflicts that came with European settlement and the introduction of logging. When visiting the island you can also pay a visit to the SS Maheno Shipwreck that washed ashore in 1935. There are also many walking trails and information points on the island that offer an overview of Fraser’s rich history.

 

3. The unique wildlife

Fraser Island is well known for its Dingoes. There are 25 to 30 packs of Dingoes that roam the island and it’s pretty likely that you will get to spot one! During the cooler months it is common for the Humpback Whales to frequent the island’s shores during their migration along Australia’s East Coast and don’t be surprised if you spot a curious Dolphin or two! There are also 354 bird species, 47 species of Mammals and 79 different types of Reptiles.



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