The dingos seem friendly enough, but remember that these are wild dogs and have been known to attack people.
My advise is don't feed the dingos and make sure all of your food is stored securely - best to store it overnight in the 4-wheel drive.
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If doing your own driving, there are a number of dangers you need to be aware of.
All driving on Fraser Island needs to be in a 4WD which indicates the type of surfaces you'll be driving on.
Beach driving should only be done during a two-hour period before and after low tide. You'll need to get tide timings to ensure you know when you are able to drive on the beach. Watch for washouts along the beach that are caused by freshwater creeks emptying to the ocean. These are the biggest causes of injury on the island due to necks and backs being damaged when a passenger hits the roof of their vehicle.
Avoid the shifting sand dunes and watch out for soft spots in the sand where your vehicle can be bogged down.
Be careful in uphill, downhill or any type of extremely uneven terrain where vehicles can easily take a tumble.
- Adventure Travel
One of the biggest problems you may encounter on Fraser Island is Dingoes. Since the local wild brumbies and goats have been removed from the Island, the Dingoes have to find another source of food and have turned to scavanging.
They are extremely intelligent and cunning and know how to get into tents and eskys (Ice box). Ensure that all your food is secured in a vehicle and don't feed the dingoes under any circumstances. It's for their own good, because if they become a menace they will be destroyed.
In the recent past, a child was killed by a dingo on Fraser, so this is extremely important.
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driving on the beach
Driving on the beach is of course lots of fun - but it is also very important to be careful! it's safest to drive on the dark wet sand. never drive too far away from the water, it's much more difficult to control the car!
There are not only other cars and tricky spots like the "Fraser Island "B****" waiting for you, but also planes taking off and landing on the beach. we were quite surprised when suddenly a plane was speeding towards us and then taking off.
The champagne pools are great fun and a grate way to cool down on a hot day but i did see some people get cut up pretty badly by big waves coming is and washing them against the rocks.
They are all around the island - the dingos. They look sweet but do not feed them as they may attack you!
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