Indian Head Fraser Island

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 14:24
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Did anyone else read that they are closing the Indian Head camp site?
I didn't see the article but apparently it was in the Courier Mail a few weeks ago.

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Reply By: LBJ - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 14:59

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 14:59
yes i heard about that...................why? what are you getting at?
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Follow Up By: Fishin' Dave - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 15:24

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 15:24
Surprised there wasn't a lot of protest - Indian Head is a major camp ground -always full during the Toyota Expo.
I was wonder what the reason was?

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Follow Up By: LBJ - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 15:28

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 15:28
yeah dave i am pretty sure it was just due to the erosion that the backpackers were causing to the walking tracks and also due to the constant litter and human waste not being properly enforced. i mean that people wernt being very tidy!!!. its a shame cause most of us that go there really look after the place but its just a few that seem to wreck it for all of us unfortunately........
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 16:19

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 16:19
Indian Head campground should have been closed a long time ago.

Backpacker mobs were telling their clients to camp up there beacause it wasn't supervised and they could do what they want.

Even today (after 80% of the campground has been closed for months) the place still stinks of human waste and rubbish.

Great shame really because it's a unique location and used to be a great place to camp.

I believe that the official word is that it is (will be) closed until they get around to revegetating it and installing facilities, that will be some time off as the QPWS have a few big projects on the boil on the island at the moment.
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Reply By: Fishin' Dave - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 17:49

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 17:49
Do we start to worry about Waddy?
Some people have no idea how to treat the country - pity we can't just single them out and make them attend some training on bush etiquet.

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Follow Up By: LBJ - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 18:09

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 18:09
hey dave, you might have stumbled across a new business venture hey....... lol
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Follow Up By: LBJ - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 18:10

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 18:10
meaning that it is a good idea mate!
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:09

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:09
Yep ... see Post 10819.

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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:31

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:31
after looking at thread 10819

There are yearly calls for backpackers to have to endure 4wd training before hitting the island.

Ladies and gentlemen, our fishermen and 4wders cause as much damage to Fraser as the backpackers,

any '4wd training' would be a joke, lets face it, where would it be done?? Take them to Rainbow, yep great idea, like that's not already too crowded. The real problem here is not the driving...

...it's having simple, basic respect for your environment and the other people who are sharing it with you. They can't teach you that in a mickey-mouse training course. If you do not believe that throwing your cigarette butt out the window is a bad thing, then no amount of 'instruction' will change your attitude.

I would suggest to you that Fraser is no worse than any other camping area, it just has more people all trying to enjoy it at the same time.

As per complaints about Lake McKenzie being closed to vehicle baed camping, well that was about time too, it will remain open to hikers to camp and is still accessible to day visitors (in fact the day use area is due to be upgraded) the closure of Lake McKenzie coincided with the opening of the new Central Station Campground, which is simply sensational, great facilities, well laid out and very "natural"

I'm a regular visitor to Fraser, and I firmly believe that there is more regulation needed if I'm going to be in a position to take my kids there in the future.

I see some stupid and disgraceful things on Fraser, and they occur just as often with groups of backpackers as it does with fishermen and families.

...and don't get me started on the so called "Friends of Fraser".

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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:14

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:14
Well said Dave.
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Reply By: Brian - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:30

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 20:30
here here!!!
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Reply By: Fishin' Dave - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:08

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:08
Last time I was up there it had a familar smell - It took a while to remember but it came back to me.
It smelt like the public toilets at the local park.

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