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Walks of King Island
King Island Maritime Trail
The King Island Maritime Trail was opened in 2001 and pays tribute to King Island’s long shipping history. You will find interpretive signage close to the sites of many of the most notable wrecks around our shores. Trail brochures are available on your arrival at the airport and from the Visitor Information Centre.
On King Island, the 7000 year old remains of a Calcified Forest is made up of hundreds of strange shaped limestone features. They formed when calcium carbonate adhered to the deep roots of coastal vegetation, and have been exposed when the surrounding sand has blown away.
This easy return walk is about 1.3km long, with the viewing platform over the Calcified Forest at the half-way point. Be sure to take a camera to capture these amazing formations.
Serving up one of the most dramatic views on the island, Seal Rocks is a must for sweeping views across the wild ocean. Though there are no seals as the name suggests, it's the perfect place to appreciate nature and the beautiful, rugged surroundings. Nearby you can take the Copperhead Walk along the rugged cliffs and see the remarkable remains of the 7000-year-old Calcified Forest.
While there are many fantastic tracks used by those collecting kelp on King Island, the gravel Kelp Track in Currie offers the perfect starting point for your exploring. The track starts at the boathouse (also known as the Restaurant with No Food) in Currie Harbour and follows the coastline for 3km (roughly) until the Netherby wreck site.
For further information, please come say hello at our Visitor Centre, located at 5 George St, Currie.