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Fraser Island, located offshore from the tourist town of Hervey Bay, is the world's largest sand island. The 123km long island has become popular as an eco-tourism venue, and it's World Heritage listing ensures that it will stay that way.
On the eastern side of Fraser Island, the main beach is 75 miles long. This beach is the premier beach-4Wding location in Australia because the sand shifts constantly to create huge dunes along the wide expanse of beach.
A shipwreck, the S.S. Meheno, is situated on the beachfront and is a great spot for fishing. The vessel was wrecked on the coast while being towed to Japan for destruction, so you could say it's untimely end was only a few weeks earlier than it would otherwise have been.
Fraser Island is about 3.5 hours drive north from Brisbane. A ferry or barge takes visitors and their vehicles to the island daily.
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