Fraser Island

Protected within Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island is home to a variety of wildlife. The island’s most famous creatures are dingoes. Unlike those on the mainland that have interbred with domestic dogs, they remain almost genetically pure and are often seen along beaches or around campgrounds (but be warned that dingoes have been known to attack so do not feed them or encourage them to come near). Other mammals include brushtail possums, sugar gliders and flying foxes. There are around 200 bird species, from birds of prey along Seventy Five Mile Beach to waders in the mudflats (eastern curlews, Australia’s largest wader), and rainforest species in areas such as Central Station.

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