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Interesting Facts about Fraser Island

Fraser Island is one of the most unique destinations in Australia and one of the most popular places to visit on the east coast. Not only is the island UNESCO World Heritage Listed, but home to a rich history, extensive rainforest, unique wildlife and way too many stunning Lakes to take a dip in! Here are some interesting facts that will leave you wanting to book yourself on a Fraser Island tour right away!

 

  • Fraser Island has over 100 freshwater lakes to swim in

  • It is the largest sand island in the world!

  • There are around 25 to 30 packs of Dingoes that roam the island, each pack consisting of around 12 Dingoes

  • The island was named after Captain James Fraser who is rumoured to have starved to death on the island

  • Before European settlement the Butchulla people occupied the island for around 20,000 years

  • Fraser Island’s is home to over 40 perched dune lakes that are made entirely of rainwater

  • The island is over 800,000 years old

  • The most popular way to get around is by 4X4 and 75 Mile Beach is a nationally registered highway

  • Each year the shores of Fraser Island are a popular place for Humpback Whales to rest and nurse their new born calves

  • The beaches surrounding the island are unswimmable due to sharks, rips and unpredictable water conditions

  • Eli Creek flows over 80 million liters of water into the Pacific Ocean EVERY DAY!

  • Boomanjin Lake is the world’s largest perched lake

  • The island is rich with Eucalyptus forest which makes for a very nicely smelling island

  • Lake McKenzie boasts pure silica sands that make for a great all body exfoliation

  • Maheno Shipwreck crashed on the island’s shores in 1935 due to a cyclone off the Fraser Coast

  • The island is home to unique rainbow coloured sands that have formed from erosion

  • Indian Head was named by Captain James Cook after he spotted 3 Aboriginal locals standing upon the headland

  • There are around 325 species of birds that live on the island, along with wallabies, turtles, possums, echidnas and flying possums



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