Tourist bitten by snake on Fraser Island

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has been airlifted to hospital after a suspected snake bite on Fraser Island.

The Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Kingfisher Bay Resort at 8.30pm last night to airlift the woman.

The Sydney woman told the rescue crew she was walking along a path at the resort when she decided to take a shortcut through the bush.


While off the path the tourist said she was bitten by a snake, which she described as being just over half a metre long with yellow colouring.

The university student was given first aid at the resort, before receiving further treatment from the RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew and a QAS paramedic on the island.

The patient was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

She is the second snake bite victim helped by RACQ CareFlight Rescue in the past week.

Last Thursday, the Toowoomba-based helicopter transported a ten year old boy from Warwick Hospital to Mater Children’s Hospital after he was also bitten.