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Fraser Island

The original name of the island is 'K'gari' in the Butchulla people's language. It means “paradise”.

According to Aboriginal legend, when humans were created and needed a place to live, the mighty god Beeral sent his messenger Nendingie with the goddess K’gari down from heaven to create the land and mountains, rivers and sea. K’gari fell in love with the earth’s beauty and did not want to leave it. So Yendingie changed her into a heavenly island.

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and it is located along the southern coast of Queensland, approximately 300 km north of Brisbane. From its most northern point, Sandy Cape, to its southern point, Hook Point, the island is 124 km long and its narrowest point is 5km wide and the widest 27km. The highest point on Fraser Island is a sand dune called Mount Bowarrady at 244m above sea level. In 1971 the northern part of Fraser became a National Park and in 1971 the island was listed as a World Heritage site in 1992.

The whole island is made out of sand and all the dense vegetation grows on sand. There are three small volcanic outcrops on the east coast named Indian Head, Middle Rock and Waddy Point and these rocks are regarded as the birthplace of Fraser Island. There are more than 55 freshwater lakes and approximately 80 freshwater streams and creeks on the island.

Both main post and WS photos are views taken from the volcanic outcrop named Indian Head. The main post is a view facing north while the WS is a view facing south.

I know the light looks very strong but it was almost noon when we arrived at Indian Head and we only stayed for half an hour.


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