Situated off the coast of Queensland, Australia, Fraser Island is considered the largest sand island in the world. For hundreds of thousands of years, ocean currents have deposited sand on its sunny shores. The island is no desert, however. Fraser is lush with ancient rainforests, fresh-water lakes and wetlands teeming with life. There are also giant sand dunes to explore and long stretches of sandy beaches to enjoy. Animal life is plentiful too. Fraser is famous for its dingo population, and it’s one of the best places in the world to watch humpback whales. Protected as part of Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island is an environmental treasure.

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