Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world

Location

Fraser Island is World Heritage-listed and is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1840 km², it is situated along the southern coast of Queensland, and is approximately 200kms north of Brisbane. If travelling by car Fraser Island is accessible via a ferry located at two points, the first being Harvey Bay and the other being Inskip Point.

Historical Information

The Butchulla people are the Indigenous people of Fraser Island There were six tribes in the Butchulla Nation and the territory extended through Fraser Island, Double Island Point, Tin Can Bay, Bauple Mountain and north to a point at Burrum Heads in Queensland. Indigenous people of fraser island did many Indigenous dances like Australia one of the Indigenous animals of Fraser Island are the dingo Fraser Island is famous for dingos. Dingos are everwhere on Fraser island sharks are everywhere around Fraser Island.

Flora and Forna

The island has rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, wallum and peat swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths. It is made up of sand that has been accumulating for approximately 750,000 years on volcanic bedrock that provides a natural catchment for the sediment which is carried on a strong offshore current northwards along the coast. Unlike many sand dunes, plant life is abundant due to the naturally occurring fungi present in the sand, which release nutrients in a form that can be absorbed by the plants. Fraser Island is home to a small number of mammal species, as well as a diverse range of birds, reptiles and amphibians, including the occasional saltwater crocodile.

Discussion

fraser island is a really open island great for fishing and camping.Camping is really cheap.fraser island has many water wholes and creeks a creek on fraser island is really cool it is called Eli Creek the water flows pritty fast and you get some tubes frome a shop to sit on while going down Eli Creek.On your way to fraser island you go on a ferri witch is pretty cool the you need to travel by car for a while until you get to a camping place or you can go on the side of the beach to camp.

Bibliography

http://www.fraserisland.net/fraser-island-history.htmlwww.fraserisland