Although I have only been there one time, its beauty left a lasting impression on me. To be honest, I was a little surprised at the extent of the lush vegetation on the island. After all, it IS sand, and I guess I had the preconceived notion that not much grows in sand. Well, once I returned home, I had to do a little research on that topic and found that there's a particular type of fungus present in the sand that releases nutrients in a way that allows the plants to absorb it.
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Fraser Island is a great place to camp, with plenty of designated areas. For those who like life's creature comforts, there are also a couple of resorts and guest houses which can be a bit pricey due to demand. Your other option is to stay on the mainland and do a day trip out to the island. You can find accommodation here.
If you like to fish, Fraser Island is an angler's paradise. Tailor is probably one of the most common you'll find, along with golden trevally, surf bream, flathead and whiting. Are you getting hungry for some good, fresh seafood yet?
One of the well known landmarks on Fraser Island is the shipwrecked S.S. Maheno which was beached (on the Eastern coast at 75 Mile Beach) in 1935 and then later used for bombing target practice during WWII. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to go and see this during my visit. I guess that just means I need to go back again! One last piece of advise before I wrap this up -- wear comfortable shoes, because chances are you're going to want to do a lot of walking and exploring.