Captain Cook called this site Indian Head when he passed by on 19 May 1770, due to the Aboriginal people he saw gathered there. The local Butchulla people themselves referred to this landmark as “Tuckee” which translated means stone. However you describe it, it has etched itself into Fraser Island folklore and is now a popular tourist destination.
Head to the most easterly part of the island at the end of 75 Mile Beach, stand on this lookout, and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the beach to the north and south. On a good day you can also see manta rays, sharks and whales. Fishermen love this area for its Tailor population. The lookout itself was originally created from volcanic activity dating back 50 to 80 million years.
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.