Everything is protected – plants, animals, natural and cultural features Updated 19 March 2010 Sandy CapeLighthouse Severe weather Western Beach conditions forecast Police Beach closed to vehicles from See over page Wathumba to lighthouse Park office Ngkala Rocks Waste transfer station Danger: Exposed rocks. Traverse at your own risk Fenced camping areas Wathumba Creek Platypus Bay Road Closed to vehicles Portable toilet waste disposal Wathumba Road Orchid Beach Water available Rough in places; no access from western beach Waddy Point Hazard: Deep holes on beachfront track Awinya Link Rd Soft & rough Western Beach Moon Point to Wathumba Creek Indian Head Danger: Boggy sand No parking on bypass road Soft & boggy Woralie Road (to Eastern Beach) Bullock Rd Soft & rough Soft & rough Dundubara Passable 2hrs either side of low tide Northern Road Soft & rough Eli Creek Approach with caution. Moon Point barge landing Passable 2hrs either side of low tide Happy Valley - Moon Pt Rd Soft & rough Bogimbah Rd Yidney, McLaughlan & Chard Rocks Soft & rough Traverse with caution Kingfisher Bay barge landing Happy Valley Kingfisher Hill - Soft & extremely rough. Traverse with caution Happy Valley - Moon Point Rd Soft & rough Kingfisher to L. McKenzie Rd Poyungan Rocks Soft & rough Traverse with caution Bennett Rd & Wanggoolba Rd Cornwells Break Road Soft & rough Soft & rough Wanggoolba Creek barge landing Eurong Passable 2 hrs either side of low tide Central Station Eurong Rd Southern Lakes tourist drive Dilli Village Firm & rough Soft & rough Inland Rd Lake Boomanjin Soft & rough Western Beach Hook Point Beach from Moon Point to Hook Point closed to vehicles Caution: only passable 1 hour either side of low tide Coolooloi Creek camping area Hook Point barge landing Be Dingo-Safe! Drive to Survive on Fraser Island • Always stay close (within 5m) to your • All road rules apply. children, even small teenagers. Fires prohibited • Speed limits: • Walk in groups. 50kph Hook Point inland road Fires are prohibited on Fraser Island • NEVER feed dingoes. 30kph all other inland roads • Lock up your food stores and 80kph beach unless otherwise signed iceboxes (including boating visitors). 30 & 40 kph Shared zones • Never store food or food containers in Vehicle and Camping Permits are required for Fraser Island • Fraser Island is suitable for high clearance tents. 4WD vehicles only. • Pack away your food scraps. Get your permits and campsite • Roads and tracks are often soft, rough • Store your fishing bait correctly. bookings online at and difficult to drive on. Follow dingo safety advice provided with www.derm.qld.gov.au/fraser • Drive to conditions and exercise caution. permits and on signs throughout the island. Safety is our concern but your responsibility or by phoning 13 13 04 Everything is protected – plants, animals, natural and cultural features Updated 19 March 2010 TIDES Waddy Point Severe weather conditions (Fraser Island) The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for dangerous surf March / April conditions. Some beach erosion is expected to develop about exposed beaches, particularly about the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Drive carefully on exposed beaches and be aware of changing beach conditions, large swells, tides, wash outs, erosion and storm debris. Dingo Safety Follow dingo safety advice provided with permits, on signs and in the Fraser Island Visitor Guide. Report any negative encounter with dingoes as soon as you can to the nearest Ranger or email email@example.com or phone (07) 5486 9966 8am-4pm. Aggressive dingo warning An Aggressive Dingo Warning has been issued for the Eli and Maheno beach camping areas. Visitors are urged to be extra vigilant in these areas. Refer to Dingo-safe information over page and in the Fraser Island Visitor Guide. Areas with increased dingo activity Due to aggressive dingo incidents, Eli and Maheno beach camping areas remain closed until further notice. Increased dingo activity has been reported in the areas listed below. Visitors, particularly those with children, are urged to be extra vigilant in these areas: • Wongai, One Tree Rocks, Cornwells, Gabala, Eli and Maheno beach camping areas • Eurong beachfront Camping with children Campers with children under the age of 14 are advised to camp in fenced campgrounds at Central Station, Dundubara, Waddy Point, Lake Boomanjin and Dilli Village (private). Camping/Facilities Closures Dundubara: The public telephone at Dundubara campground is currently out of order. Central Station: Due to forecast strong winds Central Station campgrounds have been closed temporarily until conditions improve. Eli and Maheno: Due to aggressive dingo incidents, Eli and Maheno beach camping areas remain closed until further notice. Wathumba: Wathumba campground showers are currently closed to enable a site upgrade. The camping area and toilets remain open and available for use. Walking Track Closures All walking tracks open. Bookings required for the Fraser Island Great Walk. Road Conditions/Closures Waddy Point beachfront conditions: Deep holes containing sea water have formed in the beach track between the Waddy Point campgrounds and the beach. To avoid vehicle damage use the inland track from Waddy Point to Orchid Beach. Western Beach and Platypus Bay Road Closures: Platypus Bay Road (North Wathumba Road management track) is closed to motor vehicles. Beach driving is not permitted from Wathumba to Sandy Cape Lighthouse gate, and from Coolooloi Creek to Moon Point. Crocodile Warning There have been unconfirmed reports of estuarine crocodiles on the west coast of Fraser Island. Be croc wise: • Keep a good lookout at all times. • Camp at least 50 metres from the water's edge. • Never clean fish or discard fish or food scraps near the water's edge, campsites or boat ramps. • Take care when launching or retrieving your boat. • Avoid entering the water; if fishing stand at least a few metres back from the water's edge and never stand on logs or branches overhanging the water. This report is based on the best available information at the time and is indicative only. Conditions change constantly due to climatic fluctuations and other factors. No liability is accepted by the Queensland Government for any decisions or actions taken on the basis of this information. Tide times courtesy Commonwealth of Australia.