Fraser Island Rainforest
Rainforest growing on sand is just one of the wonders you will see on this amazing island. Tall trees, ferns, palms and vines all seem to thrive in this unusual environment, creating rainforest that is so dense in parts that not even light gets through its canopies. Some of Fraser's rainforest trees like satinay and brush box are over 1000 years old!
Central Station, situated in the middle of the rainforest, is a must-see. Located inland, Central Station was a forestry camp back when logging was permitted on Fraser Island. Here you'll find a boardwalk that takes you around Wanggoolba Creek and through rainforest.
Its picturesque rainforest area is home to a display outlining Fraser Island's development as well as its flora and fauna. Here you'll also find an information centre and picnic area.
Due to their isolation from the mainland, Australia's purest population of wild dingoes roam freely on Fraser Island. Dingoes are beautiful creatures, but don't forget they are wild animals capable of attacking if provoked.
The best way to ensure humans and dingoes happily coexist on Fraser Island is by following the Parks and Wildlife safety rules.
A few guidelines are:
- don't encourage or feed the dingoes,
- keep food stored in locked containers,
- throw all rubbish in the bin
- don't go to the bins alone, or at night
You can be fined for not following these guidelines. Check out the Parks and Wildlife website for further information.