Listed as a World Heritage site in 1992,
Fraser Island joins the ranks of the
National Parks as a unique and exceptional
environment. As part of Queensland’s natural
and cultural heritage, Fraser Island is protected for
all to appreciate, enjoy and respect.
Fraser Island is home to more than 230
species of birds - one of the largest and
most varied in Australia intriguing many a
bird watcher. There are 25 species of mammal
present on the island. Isolation has ensured
that Fraser's dingoes are the purest breed
in eastern Australia and consequently no
domestic dogs are permitted on the island.
There are over 40 lakes on Fraser Island, each
with its own appeal.
Other native mammals include wallabies,
possums, flying foxes and echidnas. Dugong
feed on the seagrass beds, sea turtles breed
on some island beaches as well as the
mainland, and each year make their annual
migration to Fraser's rocky headlands and
The annual migration of humpback whales from
Antarctica to the warm waters off Queensland
brings many of the magnificent whales into
the sheltered waters of Platypus bay, on the
western side of Fraser Island with whale
watching a major activity during that time.
Accommodation ranges from
to beach houses to extended camping
usually quite full so book in advance.
Services are also available.
Island Australia - Australian
Island Beaches, Lakes, Ecotourism,
Rainforest, Bird & Whale Watching
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