The Maheno was a passenger liner that was blown ashore by a cyclone in 1935, while being towed to a Japanese scrap yard. Its photogenic, oxidised bones,…
Must see attractions in Fraser Island
- MMaheno Wreck
Make sure you break your 4WD safari at these multicoloured sand cliffs – they're a photographer's delight.
- SSandy Cape Lighthouse
Dating from 1870, this heritage lighthouse sits on the northernmost tip of Fraser Island. Only hikers and intrepid 4WD drivers can get here, and the…
- IIndian Head
Named by Captain Cook for the 'Indians' he saw assembled there, this headland offers fantastic sea views, and occasional sightings of whales, dolphins and…
- YYidney Rocks
This lovely stretch of Fraser Island's east coast can pose complications for 4WDers trying to pass at high tide.
- PPoona National Park
Two islands and low-lying coastal plains in the Great Sandy Strait are protected in this park on the mainland.
- CCorroboree Beach
This 14km-long beach runs south from Indian Head.
- VValley of the Giants
Some of the largest remaining trees on Fraser Island are found here.
- MManann Beach
East coast beach that stretches 18km from Sandy Cape.
- MMaheno Beach
Named for the Maheno shipwreck, this 9km stretch of beach runs from the Pinnacles to Eli Creek.
This American ship was driven aground at Rooney Point by a cyclone in 1864.