How you can remain dingo-safe when visiting K’gari (Fraser Island)

THE QUEENSLAND Parks and Wildlife Service on K’gari (Fraser Island) announced a new safety blitz on the world heritage-listed island.

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The move follows several aggressive incidents involving dingoes on K’gari, culminating with a young boy being bitten by two animals in February.

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While fencing, ranger patrols and education programs will be beefed up, officials also said there is a need for visitors to K’gari to play their part in preventing similar incidents.

But how can you be dingo-safe when visiting the world’s largest sand island?

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Below are a few tips from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service:

  • Always stay close (within arm’s reach) of children and young teenagers
  • Always walk-in groups
  • Camp in fenced areas where possible
  • Do not run. Running or jogging can trigger a negative dingo interaction
  • Never feed dingoes
  • Lock up food stores and iceboxes (even on a boat)
  • Never store food or food containers in tents, and
  • Secure all rubbish, fish and bait.

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