Fraser Island Sand Dunes

We've been repeating it for the last few days, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. We already put the focus on its beaches (here and here) and its incredible wildlife. But where are the sand dunes? Actually there are several of them, mainly concentrated on the east coast of the island. The wind forms and move them very quickly, at a rate of one to two metres per year. Nothing seems to stop them. They cover everything in their path. A disaster? Not exactly. It helps the creation of breathtaking landscapes on Fraser Island. In the middle of the rainforest, the sandy surroundings give an impression similar to that of the Sahara desert (photo). At the foot of this dune stands Lake Wabby, one of the world's rarest dune lakes. Therefore walk the few hundred metres separating 75 Mile Beach from this oasis. Take a deep breath. Take pictures too. Otherwise, you will regret it. As outlined by UNESCO, it is "the combination of shifting sand dunes, tropical rainforests and lakes" that makes Fraser Island "an exceptional" Word Heritage site.

What do you think? Have you ever walked in the desert? What is the natural phenomenon that impresses you the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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