Maheno Wreck

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  • Address: Maheno Wreck, 75 Mile Long Beach, Fraser Island, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Family And Kids

It’s a startling landmark on an otherwise usually pristine beach – the ruins of a once magnificent ship rusting away on the sand. It’s been here for over eighty years. The Maheno was built in Scotland, and was the world’s first turbine driven steamer. And it was a luxury steamer too. During WWI, it was even a hospital ship.

In 1935, a cyclone grounded the ship onto the beach here, and the saltwater has been slowly wearing it down since. Though this is one of the island’s most popular attractions, there’s not much to do here. Take a few pictures, and remember its story so you can tell others.

How to Reach Maheno Wreck

  • Walk or drive along the beach till you see it. It’s a few km north of the middle of the beach.

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  • Maheno Wreck Address: Maheno Wreck, 75 Mile Long Beach, Fraser Island, Australia
  • Maheno Wreck Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Maheno Wreck(preferred time): 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Maheno Wreck: 00:30 Mins
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  • 72.28% of people who visit Fraser Island include Maheno Wreck in their plan

  • 46.15% of people start their Maheno Wreck visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Maheno Wreck

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maheno Wreck

People normally club together Seventy-five Mile Beach and Eli Creek while planning their visit to Maheno Wreck.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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