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Fauna and Flora of Fraser Island

Fraser IslandExplore the wonders of Fraser Island with a 4WD hire vehicle from Pelican 4wd Bookings. 

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World heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, stretching over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point.  With an area of 184 000 hectares it is the largest sand island in the world.

Fraser Island boasts a wealth of natural pristine fresh water lakes including world famous Lake McKenzie, Lake Boomanjin and Lake Allom. There are also crystal clear creeks, wonderful swimming rock-pools, the amazing coloured sand formations known as The Cathedrals and the Central Station camping area. On the eastern beach, near Happy Valley you will discover Fraser Island’s own shipwreck – The Maheno.

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Fraser Island :

  • Is the worlds biggest sand island
  • Is the only place in the word where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes of over 200 metres in elevation.
  • Is listed on the World Heritage rankings, up there with Australia’s Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Has over 100 freshwater lakes and crystal clear creeks on the island
  • Is a place of exceptional beauty with it long uninterrupted white beaches flanked with beautiful coloured sand cliffs.
  • Has more than half of the worlds perched lakes, including the largest perched lake in the world.
  • Fraser Island Fauna and Flora
  • Landmarks Fraser Island
  • Guided Fishing Fraser Island
  • Best Fishing Places around Hervey Bay & Fraser Island

Fraser Island is home to a diverse array of native terrestrial and water fauna.

It is not uncommon to see a dingo loping along the beach or a prehistoriclooking lizard climbing one of the island’s trees.

The diversity of the island’s natural habitat supports a wide range of animals, many of which are at the northern or southern limit of their distribution or are considered to be rare or vulnerable.

Each animal has a place in nature’s ecosystem, be it as a predator or pollinator, soil enricher or seed carrier.

Even the smallest animal can cause an environmental imbalance if disturbed and it is for this reason that we should do our best to respect and conserve the native fauna of Fraser Island.

There are 47 other species of mammals on Fraser Island including the Swamp Wallaby, Small Eared Mountain Possum and the Sugar Glider.

More than 354 species of birds have been sighted on Fraser Island. The island has a wide range of habitats providing different food sources, nesting and breeding areas.

Fraser island Wild LifeFraser Island is home to 79 species of reptiles, including 19 kinds of snake. The most commonly seen reptiles are the Sand Monitor and the Lace Monitor. These large lizards are often seen around picnic areas.

Dolphins, dugongs, turtles, rays, and – from July to November – migrating humpback whales, frequent island waters.

Rare frog species, such as the “acid” frogs which have adapted to survive in a difficult environment, can be seen and heard in the swamps.

Brumbies (wild horses) are descendants of Arab horses, which were being bred for the Indian Army and Clydesdales which were used in the logging industry. Horses first arrived on the island in 1879, but there are no longer any left.

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Fraser Island lazy Dingo on the Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fraser Island Dingo resting on the Beach

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Part of Fraser Island Tag Along Tour on its way home to Noosa and Rainbow Beach everybody is Happy !!!

 

 

Fraser Island is only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles and light aircraft. Seventy-Five Mile Beach is an actual highway that runs up the surf side (eastern beach) of the island, and also doubles as a runway. Vehicle tracks (sand) cross the island linking the lakes, rainforests, camp grounds and resorts. Driving conditions vary with weather and tides. Speed limits are 35kmh on inland roads and 80kmh on the Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Normal Australian road rules apply. Vehicle access permits are required for all vehicles entering the island.

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