Once on the island, there are a couple of safety points to bear in mind. As there have never been domestic dogs on the island, Fraser’s dingoes are considered to be Australia’s purest strain, and they used to be a common sight. After one killed a child in 2000, however, dingoes that frequented public areas were culled and you’ll probably not see many. If you do encounter some, keep your distance, back off rather than run if approached, and – despite their misleadingly scrawny appearance – don’t feed them, as it’s the expectation of hand-outs that makes them aggressive. You should also be aware that sharks and severe currents make Fraser a dangerous place to get in the sea; if you want to swim, stick to the freshwater lakes.

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