December 2, 2015

Lights, camera and plenty of action on Fraser!

We have had an action-packed month here on Fraser, hosting school groups from across Queensland, and interstate. Students from Xavier Anglican College in Ballina had a brush with breakfast TV stardom recently- meeting Steve Jacobs from the Today Show during their visit to Fraser Island.
Steve Jackobs & students from Xavier Anglican College (Ballina).

In addition to meeting and greeting TV weathermen, students have been learning all about the history of Fraser Island, how it was formed and the cultural history of the island’s traditional owners- the Butchella people.


Grass Tree ( Xanthorrhea fulva )
The native flowers such as this Grass Tree ( Xanthorrhea fulva ), are in full bloom and attracting large numbers of native bee species- it’s great to see mother nature in action everywhere you look.

Our famous Fraser Island dingoes are also in their whelping season. This is a particularly important time for pups to learn natural hunting and survival skills. As cute as they might look, it is critical to the welfare of the pups that interaction with people is avoided. A young dingo may not develop natural hunting skills if it is fed or learns to steal food from people. 


While our dingo fence surrounding the resort generally does a great job of keeping dingoes off site- we do urge all guests to be mindful of dingoes and their pups while travelling around the island.  Further information about dingo whelping season is available from Queensland National Parks department. 

We are getting geared up for another fantastic school holiday time on Fraser Island with our Junior Eco Ranger program running right through the summer holidays- with beach Olympics, campfires, fishing frenzies, night walks and much more- there is going to be plenty of fun for all ages on Fraser Island this summer. 

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