'One of a kind' and 'like nowhere else on earth' are phrases that often attach themselves to Fraser Island, but if you've never visited Fraser before, these are just words.
It's not until you're there, driving down the beach with the ocean crashing beside you or craning your neck in the Valley of the Giants, that the buzzwords start to make sense.
It's common knowledge that Fraser is the world's largest sand island, but seeing sub-tropical rainforest sprouting from the sand dunes makes you realise what an anomaly this place actually is.
A Fraser Island holiday requires a bit of work. You'll have to know the difference between high range and low range 4WD (or at least find someone who does), and get a hold of the highest strength mozzie spray known to mankind, but the Island really does make it worth your while.
There's a reason Fraser Island is a World Heritage-listed site. Actually, there are plenty of reasons...