Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
Fraser Island, is an island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi) north of Brisbane. It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1992. The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world. It is also Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth largest island and the largest island on the East Coast of Australia.
Fraser Island is a place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, and over 100 freshwater lakes, some tea-coloured and others clear and blue all ringed by white sandy beaches.
Things to see and do
* Lake McKenzie
* Coloured sands
* Lake Wabby
* Indian Heads
* Maheno shipwreck
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Land Area – 1,840 km²
Population – 360 approx
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Travel Links – The island can be reached by ferry from Hervey Bay or Inskip Point north of Rainbow Beach, or by chartered flight via Maroochydore Airport. Four-wheel drive is required for some landings, and travel on the island. A RAM permit is required for vehicles. Several firms provide four-wheel drive vehicles for rent. Tour buses travel the island as well. The Fraser Island Great Walk offers an opportunity to explore the island on foot.