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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  • Another name by locals, but Indian given by Cook's crew- any non white was named Indian. Fantastic views in all directions. Good tracks, loos and some boardwalks. Photographers dream or just sit there...  more »
  • theres a climb of about 20 minutes, part of it through dry soft sand - quite difficult and then when you get to the top the views are simply amazing and you forget the difficulty of the climb - you ge...  more »
  • 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 »

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