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Maheno Wreck, Fraser Island

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Maheno Wreck is a must-stop along the 120 km (75 mi) beach of Fraser Island. It’s a photographer’s paradise and a painter's delight. See the SS Maheno half buried in the sand amid spectacular surroundings. The SS Maheno was an ocean liner belonging to the Union Company of New Zealand. On July 7, 1935, the ship was under tow, broken in Japan, when a cyclone broke her free from her tow ship and she ended up on the shores of Fraser Island. By using our Fraser Island itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Maheno Wreck and other attractions in Fraser Island.
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  • It is very moving to come across this rusting hulk on the shore-line along 75 mile beach. Fortunately no lives were lost when the boat was washed onto the island during a storm; it was actually in the...  more »
  • the maheno was an ocean liner that washed ashore by a cyclone in 1935. it's one of the spots you should check out at least once on a trip to fraser. you don't need too much time but it makes for some ...  more »
  • Now stuck fast and badly deteriorating, the Maheno was once the fastest passenger vessel on the trans Tasman route between Australia and New Zealand.