Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach


Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach

The word Maheno means ‘island’ in Maori, which is the native language of New Zealand. The Maheno was built in Scotland in 1904 and was the world’s first ever triple screw steamer, weighing a massive 5323 tonnes. It was left abandoned by the Japanese after being hit by an unseasonal cyclone off the coast of Fraser. Since then, the Maheno shipwreck has been laying on the 75-mile beach until today.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach

We were here with the Fraser Explorer Tours, $165 per person including hotel pick-up, barge transfers to Fraser Island, buffet lunch at the Eurong Beach Resort, full-day guided tour, and national park fees.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach

The weather was wonderful, breezy with blue sky, white puffy clouds...
Everything was just perfect I would say.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach

We only had very limited time (10 minutes or lesser) to take photos as there were still many other tourist spots waiting for us to visit.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach

Rushed, rushed, and rushed.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach

And the hot sun eventually made us sweat like piggies.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach

With Shaine and San.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach
Inside the shipwreck. No one is allowed to touch it, let alone to get in there.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach
Mr. Choo about to pass out any time now.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach
But at least, the sea breeze was cooling.

Fraser Island: Maheno Shipwreck on 75-Mile Beach
Alrighty! It's time to hop onto the next destination!

2 comments:

Dear readers,

Thanks for all your lovely comments and continual visits.
Hope I'll see you again soon! (✿◠‿◠)

xoxo,
Christina

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