Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beach of the Week: Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

Miles of beaches on Fraser Island

Off the coast of Queensland, Australia lies a very unique place: Fraser Island.  In fact, it is so unique and beautiful that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It is the largest sand island in the world, and boasts 155 miles of beaches!  In addition to the gorgeous beaches, it has rainforests, pristine freshwater lakes, a shipwreck, tall cliffs and mesmerizing dunes.

Staying on Fraser Island could take many forms: be it a luxury resort, a family cabin, or a camping trip.  Activities abound: fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing are popular ways to enjoy the natural beauty of this island. 

Enjoying the beach is a must!  For a special beach experience, try the shores of freshwater Lake McKenzie.  The sand is pure white silica – striking to look at, and silky soft to walk on.  The water is clear as can be and tinted in dreamy blues and greens.  For a beach adventure, take a drive on 75 Mile Beach.  This long (yes, 75 miles long) stretch of beach is actually a highway, and even a runway for small aircraft.  The scenery is breathtaking, and wildlife sightings, including sharks and dingos, are common. 

What island would you like to escape to today?

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