Fraser Island – Australia

Fraser Island – Australia

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Fraser Island Australia

Fraser Island is located on the east coast of Australia, in Queensland, about 200 kilometers north of Brisbane. With its 1840 square kilometers, 120 kilometers long and about 24 kilometers wide, is considered the largest sand island in the world. Queensland’s largest and sixth-largest largest on the east coast of Australia. Fraser Island was in 1992. Was placed on UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage and the Australian Government put him under his wing as “the Great Sandy National Park.”

Fraser Island Australia / image source

Fraser Island Australia

Fraser Island Australia / image source

Fraser Island is a destination of exceptional beauty. Long, unbroken beach with white sand, majestic cliffs, rainforest and many freshwater lakes with crystal clear water make this area one of the most beautiful on the planet, that the climate is maintained unchanged for 700,000 years. The island has a complex system of dunes that are still evolving and that contain a large number of lakes, special for its diversity and age. The highest dunes on the island reaches over 250 meters above sea level.

Fraser Island Australia

Fraser Island Australia  / image source 

The island is rich with surprisingly diverse vegetation of the coastal areas to the interior. This is one of the few places where rainforest grows on sand dunes at over 200 meters above sea level. Birds are most representative of the animal world the with over 230 registered species. This is particularly important place for migrating waterfowl that use the island as a resort on its long flight from Australia to the south of the main habitat for breeding in Siberia. Several species of mammals are represented on the island, of which the most numerous bats and flying foxes, while the dingo population on the island is considered the purest dingo type, remaining in eastern Australia. Lakes on Fraser island is not suitable for the rich fishing grounds and other aquatic species for purity, acidity and low nutritional value of water.

Fraser Island Australia

Fraser Island Australia / image source

Fraser Island is inhabited around 5000 years ago by the indigenous people – the Aborigines. In the beginning there were only a few hundred, but soon, thanks to the variety of nature and rich flora and fauna, this population numbered several thousand Aborigines. Matthew Flinders 1802nd year exploring the island but it leaves quite unexplored. 1836th year, Captain James Frejzer with his wife after a shipwreck found himself on the island, where Aborigines are killed. His wife, Elajza, after a few weeks of running away from the island. This caused a fight in which Aborigines defeated by superiors and better armed Europeans, which represents the beginning of the collapse of the Aborigines. Today on Fraser island living below the Aboriginal community.

Fraser Island Australia

Fraser Island Australia / image source

Fraser Island came out of an era of exploitation of its rich resources, primarily wood and sand rich in minerals. The exploitation of forests has been suspended after years of campaigns and activities of environmental organizations. Upcoming challenges for the island in the near future will be the management, organization and management of tourism potential of the island, and the responsibility of preserving the natural richness of Fraser island is the all visitors, from local residents to tourism organizations in terms of responsible eco-tourism.
The unique features of Fraser island make it a destination that should be visited.

Fraser Island Australia

Fraser Island Australia / image source




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