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Fraser Island Sights

Fraser Island, Sandy Cape Conservation Park

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Updated 01/15/2014

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This park covers the top third of Fraser Island. Beaches around Indian Head are known for their shell middens—shell heaps that were left behind after Aboriginal feasting. The head's name is another kind of relic: Captain James Cook saw Aborigines standing on the headland as he sailed past, and he therefore named the area after inhabitants he believed to be "Indians." Farther north, past Waddy Point, is one of Fraser Island's most magnificent variations on sand: wind

and time have created enormous dunes. Nearby at Orchid Beach are a series of bubbling craters known as the Champagne Pools.

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Address:

Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

Phone:

1300-130–372

Updated 01/15/2014

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