Indian Head is a popular lookout point on Fraser Island’s eastern part. It was originally called Tuckee (stone) by the Aboriginals. Located on 75 Mile Beach, it’s the Island’s most easterly point that offers magnificent views of the surrounding ocean and beaches. The outcrop of this lookout point consists of rhyolite, which was originally formed by volcanic activity almost 50-80 million years ago. Without Indian Head and other volcanic rock structures, Fraser Island might not have come into existence.
You can reach Indian Head by booking any of our tour packages, all of which originate and end at Fraser Island’s 75 Mile Beach.
What’s so special about Indian Head?
It has a distinct shape that appears to be a Native Indian chiefs’ headdress. The rocky cliffs form the head shape, while the scattered trees look like feathers adorning a headdress. Many tourists think this is the story behind the name. However, it was explorer Captain James Cook, who named the rocky cliffs in May, 1770. He used the term ‘Indian’ to refer to the indigenous people of the Fraser Island, whom he saw standing on the cliffs. Today, the Butchulla tribe is recognized as Fraser Island’s traditional owners. They call the Island K’Gari, which means paradise.
What can you do at Indian Head?
The spot is accessible only via four-wheel drive and a short walking track. You can book one of our Fly/Drive Tours from Hervey Bay and Sunshine Coast Airports to get here. Once you are here, you can
- Spot the rich wildlife of Fraser Island like turtles, dolphins, sharks, manta rays and whales
- Take in the breathtaking panoramic views
- Go fishing during October-November (fishing is banned during August-September)
Book your Fraser Island experience with Air Fraser Island to enjoy the scenic beauty of Indian Head today!