Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fraser Island

Fraser Island is an island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia. 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.

Fraser Island stretches over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. It is the largest sand island in the world. Fraser Island is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres. 

On the far right: The Christmas Island Lunar New Year - Year of the Snake stamp. 


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