Hervey Bay, Australia allows visitors to experience some of the most up close nature adventures, such as the world’s closest encounter with glorious humpback whales and four wheel driving along the world’s largest sand island. The nature adventures that await in Hervey are one of a kind.
1. Explore the world’s largest sand island at Fraser Island
Fraser Island is a one-of-a-kind island. It is the world’s largest sand island, reaching 123 kilometers (76.4 mi) long and 22 kilometers (13.67 mi) wide. It is also the only place in the world where rainforests above an elevation of 200 meters (656 ft) grow on sand dunes. And finally, it is home to half the world’s perched lakes (lakes created there are formed by a dip in the sand dune that permanently gets filled by rainwater). Fraser Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering a unique natural experience. Wild dingoes roam the sand.