World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island boasting some of the oldest dunes on earth and purest remaining dingoes, and is the only sand island in the world where you’ll find lush rainforests growing. Yes, that’s right; ancient, mighty trees sprouting from sand. Fraser Island is also the home of the famous Lake Mckenzie.
The island, also known as K’gari (meaning “paradise”) in the native Butchulla people’s language, is an incredible natural wonderland that really does offer something for everyone. Wander through its unusually abundant and diverse plant life (thanks to a naturally present mycorrhizal fungi in the sand), and look out for any of the 350 bird species or the 20-50 mammal species (such as wallabies, brushtail possums and echidnas) that call the island home. Swim in one of the 100+ freshwater lakes, such as the jaw-dropping Lake McKenzie, a “perched lake” (meaning it is fed only by rainwater) with unfathomably soft white silica sand and crystal clear water framed by green forest. Marvel at the Cathedrals’ sculpted and colorful sand cliffs.