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.
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.
The weather was wonderful, breezy with blue sky, white puffy clouds...
Everything was just perfect I would say.
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.
Rushed, rushed, and rushed.
And the hot sun eventually made us sweat like piggies.
With Shaine and San.
Inside the shipwreck. No one is allowed to touch it, let alone to get in there.
Mr. Choo about to pass out any time now.
But at least, the sea breeze was cooling.
Alrighty! It's time to hop onto the next destination!