Maheno Wreck, Fraser Island

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. Using our online itinerary creator, Fraser Island attractions like Maheno Wreck can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The shipwreck is a nice stop if you on K'gari (Fraser Island) is on the road. You can see it up close and it's a nice photo opportunity. I advise depends to climb or to enter. If one is not nearby or it is not on its route, it is worth to go not necessarily extra so there, it's still "only" a shipwreck.
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  • The wreck of the Maheno is a must for anyone driving along seventy five mile beach. This wreck is easily accessible as the beach is the highway on Fraser Island so you won’t miss it. You can get some ...  more »
  • Stopped here for photos on our 4WD tour got some good photos it was a bright sunny day as wrecks go this one was quite photogenic as the sea was washing around it, im from UK so cant tell you the hist...  more »

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