Indian Head, Fraser Island

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Indian Head is a coastal headland on the eastern (ocean) side of Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. The landmark is the most easterly point on the island and a popular tourist destination. Indian Head is located at one end of Seventy Five Mile Beach.The headland was named by Captain Cook when he passed it on the evening of 19 May 1770, for the aboriginal people he saw assembled there. The term "Indian" was used at that time for the native people of many lands.The outcrop consists of rhyolite that was originally created by volcanic activity about 50 to 80 million years ago.Camping around the headland is not permitted. Climbing Indian Head provides 360° views as well as good wildlife spotting opportunities, Such as mantarays, sharks and whales.
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  • This was really cool to visit. I loved seeing all the ocean around us without any other land. It was amazing and would definitely recommend.  more »
  • I did not climb it again, although it was the second time. For me the challenge is to pass it with 4WD and not get bogged. Watch out for soft sands. Accelerate fast and follow the tracks.  more »
  • Make sure you wear shoes that are comfortable and have a bit of grip. The climb was relatively easy to the top and certainly well worth it. The views up and down the island were spectacular. We watche...  more »

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