In 1935, while being towed to Japan for scrap metal, a cyclone blew her ashore onto Fraser Island. Luckily, there were only a few crew members on board, who tried unsuccessfully to free her. Since then, three and a half stories of the ship have been buried below the sand.
After being used for bombing practice during WW2, the Maheno was in pretty bad shape and has since rusted away. Still, she is an impressive site and is occasionally used as a kooky, lopsided wedding venue.
The wreck sits on the beach north of Happy Valley. It’s accessible only by 4WD, just find the beach on the west coast and keep heading north, the Maheno will be on your right.
Tours & Tickets
Spend an incredible day exploring the natural beauty of Fraser Island, seeing highlights such as Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, ... Read more
Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
3-Day Fraser Island Tour with Kingfisher Bay Resort Stay from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach
Enjoy a small-group tour with a maximum of ten guests giving you a more personalized experience. Discover the beautiful sites on Fraser Island, including Lake ... Read more
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)
Discover the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, on a two-day tour by 4WD from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, or from ... Read more
Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)