Facts About Fraser Island
The dingo population on Fraser is regarded as the purest strain of dingo remaining in eastern Australia.
Fraser Island once had flourishing timber and sand mining industries.
Fraser has over 40 freshwater lakes and is home to half of the known 'perched' lakes in the world.
Fraser Island was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770.
There are around 230 species of bird life.
The Aboriginal name for the island was K'gari which means Paradise.
Central station has no trains! It was the central Forestry Department station/centre between 1920 to 1959.
Fraser Island was World Heritage Listed in December 1992.
The Island was named after Eliza Fraser who was shipwrecked there in 1836.
Fraser Island sits on a huge reservoir of fresh water.