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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  • After a quite long and sometimes difficult journey on the nonexistent Strandvägen dyler Indian Head up in the distance. For the first time, you are forced to leave the beach even at low water and run around. We could not "climb" Indians Head but well on Fraser Iceland, it is a must to have seen it. "nature is incomparable and on the way there, we saw both the playful whales and sea turtles in giant format. Like much else on Fraser Iceland's Captain James Cook the man behind the name The Indian Head is not so much to see. The locals are proud because it is one of three "mountain" of real stone.
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  • From the top of Indian head we attended the unforgettable show of a whale jumping out of the water. Their passages are common.
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  • Worth walk all the 75 miles to reach this rocky beach where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama. The stretch of sea is crystal clear. From the Summit of Indian Head we sighted whales, turtles, sharks and rays!
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