In the great tradition of many Australian place names, 75 Mile Beach on Fraser Island, was so named because it is approximately 75 miles long. Due to the constant movement of sea and sand, it's not always exactly 75 miles long, but then, '75.173 Mile Beach' just wouldn't have had the same ring to it.... more
75 Mile Beach runs along most of the east coast of Fraser Island. While it may not be the best place for swimming due to dangerous currents and plentiful Tiger sharks, it is extremely beautiful and has a number of excellent highlights such as Champagne Pools, Indian Head (from where you can often see the sharks in the surf), the Maheno Wreck and Eli Creek. Eli Creek is strikingly clear and has its own unique and varied wildlife.
This unique stretch of beach is also a National Highway as well as a landing strip for light aircraft. Driving along 75 Mile Beach or taking off and landing during a scenic flight of the island is a must do.... less
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