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.
To visit Indian Head on your trip to Fraser Island, use our Fraser Island road trip website .
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  • Indian Head is located on the north coast of K 'gari (Fraser Island), in close proximity to the Champagne Pools. The ascent to the top of the mountain took around 10 minutes and is moderately strenuous. Once you get to the top, you have a magnificent all-round view of the sandy bay and the open sea. We were able to spot whales in the distance and dolphins near the shore. At the time of our visit in the late afternoon, the place was well frequented. On your own, one is probably rare here. Conclusion: For me, Indian Head was one of the highlights on K 'gari. Please be especially careful with children, because the cliffs are very steep and unfortunately many tourists of the generation selfie risk their lives for a picture on the precipice.
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  • Never have I seen such a beautiful place! You can't even put into words what you think when you stand on top of the cliff, on the left and right you can see the beautiful beaches and in front of you lies the open sea. Turtles swim in the sea, which can be observed well, the sea scent meets you; This is the real Australia. My Number One place in Australia!! An absolute MUST!
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