NOW TRY FRASER ISLAND, AUSTRALIA
This rare and diverse ecosystem can lay claim to every obscure title to do with sand that you could imagine. Its coastal dune systems are the oldest on Earth, dating back 700 million years. It’s also home to the world’s only tall rainforest that grows in sand.
Kingfisher Bay Resort (kingfisherbay.com) has rooms from £92 per night. Fly or ferry from Hervey Bay, Queensland.
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