Fraser Island is the largest sand island on the planet and is close to the east coast of the Australian continent. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its rich diversity of landscapes, flora, and fauna. Although Fraser Island is made up of sand dunes up to 240 m high, there are many freshwater bodies, the so-called "hanging lakes." There are pristine, wet equatorial forests on most of the island. They are part of the Great Sandy National Park. There are mangroves and swamps on the west coast of the island, and sandy beaches about a hundred kilometers long on the east coast. An island is an ideal place for lovers of active, "wild" recreation, bodyboarding on the sand dunes, off-road safari tours, wildlife watching.