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Calcified Forest (King Island)

33. Calcified Forest (King Island)

time 30 minute return walk. (630 metres one way)
access
King Island (off north-west Tasmania). From the main island town of Currie take road B25 towards Grassy. Approximately 4km east of Currie, take the South Road to the Calcified Forest. See map
facilities Toilet and picnic table. No drinking water.
grade Level 2. There is a small flight of steps up to the viewing platform.
what to take Group A items
prohibited Pets and firearms are not permitted

King Island is famous for its agriculture, wildlife, maritime history and rugged coastlines. The island can be reached by plane travel from Burnie airport. Unusual, fascinating and mysterious is how the limestone features that make up the Calcified Forest are often described. This walk is a must for all visitors to King Island.

Highlights

The calcified forest is where an ancient forest was rapidly covered by sand that has since receded.