Fraser Island – Dingoes

Dingoes on Fraser Island is something that everyone has heard talk about. Whether you believe they have or have not dealt an unfair hand is always debatable one this is for sure is that Dingoes were once common on the island, but are now decreasing as they are seen by many to still remain a threat to humans. These animals are some of the last remaining pure dingoes in Eastern Australia; to prevent cross-breeding, dogs are not allowed on Fraser Island. There was no history of dingoes attacking humans on Fraser Island up until 1995. In April 2001, a boy wandered away from his family and was discovered dead, with indications of a dingo attack. Many dingoes were killed by authorities after the incident. A year or so before a baby was snatched from a campsite but the mother and father saved the baby by chasing off the dingo that had the baby in its jaws. In 2004, a dingo entered a hotel room on the island where a baby was lying on a bed. It was chased off before any incident occurred. The relationship between dingo attacks on humans on Fraser Island has been documented on National Geographic. Caution with dingoes when on Fraser Island is mandatory for all people on the island. Feeding or attracting the attention of dingoes remains illegal with fines for feeding dingoes or leaving food and rubbish out which may attract them now in place.  The remaining number of Fraser Island dingoes is estimated to be approximately between 100 and 200.

Fraser Island Day Tours

Book your day trip to Fraser Island with Tour Fraser and you may be lucky enough to encounter one of these remaining dingoes.  Our professional day tour to this amazing island will also show you other fauna living harmoniously on the island as well as visiting other exclusive areas of Fraser Island.  Visit favourites including Teewah Coloured Sands, Cooloola National Park, Sand Blows and favourites on a hot day…Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen.  Experience the sheer beauty, precious eco-systems, unique wildlife and tranquility of one of the world’s great natural playgrounds when you book your Fraser Island Day Tour with Tour Fraser.