Quiet peaceful location with no through traffic, Sandjunes backs on to natural K'gari native bush. Listen to the local and migratory birds call the dawn.
Built in 1996, Sandjunes is high set and has a little character, an ocean view, verandah to catch the sea breezes and a feeling of elevated privacy - perfect for your time on the island with family and friends between your adventures fishing, watching sunrises and sunsets, beach and rainforest walks, swimming in crystal clear fresh water lakes and streams and driving sandy bush tracks and long open beaches.
- light filled and airy
- polished timber flooring
- cypress tongue and groove walls in living area
- relaxed open plan living/kitchen area
- well equipped kitchen for food lovers
- gas BBQ
- fully screened
- solar powered with generator backup
- stroll down to great fishing gutters
- stunning local walks
- 100m walk to, shop, fuel, restaurant and bar
- 100m walk to the Happy Valley Ambulance Station
- NON SMOKING PROPERTY (Non smokers only)
- NO TV or RADIO
- ON SITE MANAGER GROUND FLOOR
Happy Valley is the most central eastern beach settlement
TELSTRA ONLY ON K'GARI
4x4 VEHICLE ONLY ON K'GARI
SLEEPS 6 people in 5 beds
1 queen bed x bedroom 1
2 single beds x bedroom 2
2 single beds x open annex off living area
SANDJUNES - great cooking gear, crockery and cutlery, gas stove with oven and grill, coffee plunger, rain water, fridge/freezer, deep freezer for your bait and the catch, laundry washing machine - just bring your own linen/toiletries, food and all pantry items - you will find yourself wanting to be one of the regulars.
Talk to us about SCENIC FLIGHTS - see K'gari from the air!
"Stretching over 120 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, K'gari (184 000 hectares) is the largest sand island in the world. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in recognition of its outstanding natural universal values:
as an outstanding example representing significant ongoing ecological and biological processes; and as an example of superlative natural phenomena.
The island is a place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, its majestic tall rainforests and numerous freshwater lakes of crystal clear waters.
The massive sand deposits that make up the island are a continuous record of climatic and sea level changes over the past 700 000 years.
K'gari features complex dune systems that are still evolving, and an array of dune lakes that is exceptional in its number, diversity and age.
The highest dunes on the island reach up to 240 metres above sea level. Forty perched dune lakes, half the number of such lakes in the world, can be found on the island. These lakes are formed when organic matter, such as leaves, bark and dead plants, gradually build up and harden in depressions created by the wind.
The island also has several barrage lakes, formed when moving sand dunes block a watercourse, and 'window' lakes, formed when a depression exposes part of the regional water table.
A surprising variety of vegetation types grow on the island, ranging from coastal heath to subtropical rainforests. It is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres.
The low 'wallum' heaths on the island are of particular evolutionary and ecological significance, providing magnificent wildflower displays in spring and summer.
Birds are the most abundant form of animal life on the island with over 350 species being recorded. It is a particularly important site for migratory wading birds which use the area as a resting place during their long flights between southern Australia and their breeding grounds in Siberia.
A species of particular interest is the endangered ground parrot, which is found in the wallum heathlands.
Few mammal species are present on the island. The most common are bats, particularly flying foxes. The dingo population on the island is regarded as the most pure strain of dingoes remaining in eastern Australia.
The lakes on K'gari are poor habitats for fish and other aquatic species because of the purity, acidity and low nutrient levels of the water. Some frog species are adapted to survive in this difficult environment. Appropriately called 'acid frogs', they tolerate the acidic condition characteristic of the K'gari lakes and swamps
Called K'gari by its Aboriginal inhabitants, the island reveals Aboriginal
occupation of at least 5 000 years, although it is possible that further
archaeological work may indicate earlier occupation. Early European
reports suggested that Fraser Island was heavily populated by Aboriginal people, but subsequent research indicates that there was a small permanent population of 400-600 that swelled seasonally to perhaps in the winter months when seafood resources were particularly abundant. K'gari contains many sites of archaeological, social and spiritual significance. Middens, artefact scatters, fish traps, scarred trees and campsites bear witness to the lives of the original inhabitants. European contact, initiated by Matthew Flinders in 1802, was sporadic and limited to explorers, escaped convicts and shipwreck survivors."
quote from : govt world heritage site