Dingoes: The dingo population on the island is regarded as the most pure strain of dingoes remaining in eastern Australia.
Dingoes are a protected species and should be left to live wild.
Seeing a dingo on Fraser Island is special as it allows visitors to observe them in their natural state. Dingoes hunt for food by roaming inland and on the beaches. They have a varied diet of insects, fish, crabs, reptiles and mammals.
Please do not feed dingoes as it interrupts this natural balance.
Three important dingo safety points are :
Birds are the most abundant form of animal life on the island, with more than 350 species recorded. It is a particularly important site for migratory wading birds, which use the area as a resting place during their long flight 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 unique lakes and patterned fens on Fraser Island 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 conditions characteristic of the Fraser Island lakes and swamps.