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Maheno Wreck

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Address: Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Fraser Island, Queensland 4581, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 072 555
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Hervey Bay
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Amazing beach - beautiful unspoilt place

Fraser Island, and specifically the beach along the east coast is an especially unspoilt natural attraction. The beach accommodates light aircraft taking off and landing that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fraser Island, and specifically the beach along the east coast is an especially unspoilt natural attraction. The beach accommodates light aircraft taking off and landing that conduct scenic flights over this vast sand island. - actually the largest of its type in the world. The SS Maheno was an ocean liner belonging to the Union Company of New Zealand that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on way through & as always the maheno provides an excellent photo opportunity. Take the time to read the sign that gives you a history on the rusty old girl.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being here let me imagine what it was like for all those WW1 soldiers who went on ships this size across the oceans to fight in foreign lands. Today the rusting hulk lies there allowing us to get up close. May it remain here for many years to come.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maheno Wreck is a great photo opportunity after an exciting scoot up the beach in a fast moving 4WD bus.

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Thank Mark P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunrise is the best time to see the Wreck. Its also good when the tide is low. the busses come mid morning or mid day so you try and avoid those times

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was not that much impressed by a history (though I think is a good thing to know about the ship) but for the potential of the pictures you can take. Imagine ocean Beach and the wreck. Now play with a light in your imagination - sunset, dawn, rain, unbearable heat, a full moon night, a storm.... I say "imagine"... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This place is close to Eli creek so an easy hop. Some really good photo opportunities. Plenty of dingos around here too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Really interesting find! A real piece of history and looks stunning with the tide lapping in and out around it. Just be careful you don't get too close as it is a wreck and has sharp/jagged edges.

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Thank Zoë B
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the Maheno Wreck, pretty amazing seeing this old war ship. The drive along the beach to get there is very enjoyable too. Make sure you take your camera.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A trip to Fraser is not complete without a stop at the Maheno to take in the history of it all. We stop and look each and every visit to take in the glory of what was. It is still a magnificent piece of history.

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