Maheno Shipwreck & Eli Creek

Early yesterday we took a drive around a few of the inland tracks while we waited for our friends to arrive on the island.

As this was their first visit to Fraser Island, after setting up camp they were ready to start exploring so we headed off to check out the shipwreck and go for a swim in Eli Creek.

The Maheno shipwreck is one of the must see things when you visit Fraser Island.

The Maheno was driven ashore in 1935 during a cyclone.

The Maheno was once a well-known trans-Tasman liner and was bound for a Japanese wrecking yard when she was washed ashore.

Next stop for us was Eli Creek. Eli Creek is the largest creek on the eastern beach of Fraser Island. Apparently up to 4 million litres of fresh water pours from the creek into the ocean every hour.

The boardwalk winds its way along the creek and as you reach the end it’s the ideal place to jump in and float down the fast flowing creek.

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