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Day 45 - The world's tallest coastal sand hill

Day 45 - The world's tallest coastal sand hill
 
   
   
   
   
 
 

This week in South East Queensland

THE MASSIVE sand movements from south to north have deposited huge amounts along Australia's east coast north of its turning point at Cape Byron up to Fraser Island. As well as producing the largest sand islands in the world, the strong south east trade winds have built the sand hills up to hundreds of metres high. Moreton Island is known not for being the largest island, but for having the world's highest coastal sand hill towering 285 metres high. During the last ice age it (or perhaps some surrounding sand hills) would have perhaps towered to over four hundred metres above sea level. These towering ranges of sand hills along the Moreton and Stradbroke Islands provides excellent shelter to Moreton Bay forming one of Australia's finest harbours.

Today's hike starts from Blue Lagoon and heads south along the coast to Eager's Creek. From there I take the centre road and the telegraph track up to the summit of Mount Tempest, the world's highest coastal sand hill. From there I return to the beach and continue heading southwards until darkness falls.

 
 

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20 - 26 May

 

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153°26'E

0 - 285m ASL

 

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