Fraser Island, Australia

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)


Fraser Island lies along the eastern coast of Australia. At 122 km, it is the largest sand island in the world. The island has majestic remnants of tall rainforest growing on sand and half the world’s perched freshwater dune lakes. It offers an outstanding example of ongoing biological, hydrological, and geomorphological processes. The immense sand dunes are part of the longest and most complete age sequence of coastal dunes systems in the world and are still evolving. It boasts the world’s largest unconfined aquifer on a sand island. The combination of subtropical rainforests and lakes, shifting sand dunes, spectacular blowouts, and 220 km of white sand beaches with long, uninterrupted sweeps of ocean beach and strikingly colored sand cliffs make it an exceptional site.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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