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Fraser Island *
Fraser Island a05 lake mckenzie.jpg
Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
Country Australia
Type Natural
Criteria vii, viii, ix
Reference 630
Region ** Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1992 (16th Session)

Fraser Island is the UNESCO World Heritage Site off the east coast of Queensland in Australia.[1]

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


  1. UNESCO, "Fraser Island"; retrieved 2012-4-21.

Other websites

Media related to Fraser Island at Wikimedia Commons

This article is about a World Heritage Site