|Native name: K'gari|
View north from Indian Head, 2016
|Area||1,840 km2 (710 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||244 m (801 ft)|
|LGA||Fraser Coast Region|
|Pop. density||0.2/km2 (0.52/sq mi)|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||Natural: vii, viii, ix|
|Inscription||1992 (16th Session)|
Fraser Island is 122 km (76 mi) long. It is the largest sand island in the world. It has large shifting sand dunes, and highly coloured sand cliffs. The World Heritage Site covers 184,000 ha (454,674 acres).
The island has a range of plants including patches of rainforest. There are also perched freshwater lakes. These are lakes that are not connected to the groundwater, but sit above them. Half of the perched lakes in the world are found on Fraser Island. The water in the lakes is very clear.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- UNESCO, "Fraser Island"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Fraser Island at Wikimedia Commons
- "Fraser Island - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.