Stepping stones

Fingal Causeway, Fingal Head

The sun breaks over Cook Island, bathing the Fingal Causeway in a wash of golden sunshine. 

Similar to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, these incredible hexagonal shaped Basalt columns were caused by cooling lava from an ancient volcano millions of years ago.

The local indigenous Goodjingburra clan's name for Fingal Head is Booninybah - Home of the Giant Echidna: "Booniny" means Giant Echidna. The spectacular columns of Fingal Head resemble the spines of an echidna, and so the Goodjingburra believe that the spirit of the echidna inhabits the headland.

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