|Fraser Island Flora & Fauna|
Fraser Island is home to more than 230 species of birds - one of the largest and most varied in Australia. Along the coastal landscape you can see dotterels, pied oyster catchers, pelicans, terns and gulls while overhead the skies are prowled by magnificent birds of prey brahminy kites, white-breasted sea eagles, ospreys and peregrine falcons. Alternatively, wander through the islands heathlands, home to kingfishers, jabirus and brolgas, and one of Australia's rarest birds the ground parrot. |
Australia's wild dog, the DingoThere are 25 species of mammal present on the island. Isolation has ensured that Fraser's dingoes are the purest breed in Australia. The Dingoes are an icon of the island and with a bit of luck, you'll also be able to experience their majesty.
White-Bellied Sea-EagleOther 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 protected coastline.
Between July and October, we often experience the breaching whales just off the beach!