Maheno WreckCurrently Open
- Address: Maheno Wreck, 75 Mile Long Beach, Fraser Island, Australia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: View Point, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Maheno Wreck - Review
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 by Public Transport
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Maheno Wreck
71.92% of people who visit Fraser Island include Maheno Wreck in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
46.15% of people start their Maheno Wreck visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Maheno Wreck
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maheno Wreck
Maheno Wreck Trips
Maheno Wreck, Fraser Island Reviews
Came here on a bus tour with "Captain Kirk" who was incredible! It was a cloudy / overcast day so there weren't many tourists around and we were able to take our time and get some really great pictures. Highly recommend stopping here!
Not much left these days and you aren't supposed to go too close to it. Interesting that it was a hospital ship in the first world war. It was being towed to Japan for scrap before WW2.
Great place to visit each year on our annual fishing trip.
A beautifully aged relic from a time long ago. A must see on Fraser island.
Awesome to see this wreck completely exposed in the middle of practically nowhere. Great trip, worth the money