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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  • Well worth visiting. Beautiful white sands. Arrive before 10am to avoid the gap yah tour groups though!  more »
  • Our fishing trip was curtailed by the wind along 75 Mile Beach however when we travelled to Indian Head we found shelter from the wind and a great place to go fishing.  more »
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