King Island Council - Tasmania
King Island Council - Tasmania
PO Box 147, Currie
King Island TAS 7256
Ph: 03 6462 9000
Fax: 03 6462 1313
E: kicouncil@kingisland.tas.gov.au

Currie Heritage Harbourside Walk

Activities
  • Allow time and nourishment for several stops along the way.
  • Visit the wharf to watch the activity around the fishing boats, different every day and throughout the season.
  • The Cultural Centre, just opposite the entrance to the wharf, has works from local artists and craftsmen available for sale and everchanging exhibitions.
  • Relax a while in the Boathouse, make yourself a cuppa and plan your return.
  • The rocky shore near the lighthouse is littered with fragments from early settlement and wrecks, particularly the Blencathra which foundered on her maiden voyage almost directly below where the lighthouse now stands.
  • The Currie walk divides at Beach Road- turn left for the shorter walk, continue along past the golf course for the longer walk:
    short walk detours
    • The short track left off Beach Rd finds the interpretation for the innovative Currie Sewage Wetland, winner of environmental awards.
    • Just up the hill the track turns right to pass by the Boomerang restaurant.
    • A short detour to the Golf and Bowling Club will provide you with tremendous views, refreshment from the bar and inspiration to return for a game on the beautiful links course or maybe a meal when the kitchen is open.
    • On Saturdays pause to watch the netball, football or tennis at the sports grounds.
    • King Island Museum, housed in the lighthouse keepers cottage, is open 7 days from 2-4pm, except winter months, see Touring Guide for information.
    • Climb Currie Lighthouse, tours can be arranged by calling Ondrea on 0439 705 610 or email kingislandrambles@gmail.com

long walk detours

  • Check out the fourth and fifth fairways as you proceed along the foreshore, imagine how your shot from the fifth tee would travel across the bay.
  • Kelp harvesters may be working Burgess Bay with their winches as you pass.
  • Take time to investigate the Netherby wreck memorial, an ideal place for a picnic.
  • A right turn at Netherby Rd would take you to British Admiral beach 2 km south, access to the foreshore track is about 900m along the gravel road.
  • Kelp Industries' visitor centre is open weekdays 8am to 4pm.
Currie Heritage Harbourside Walk
 
Grazing in Currie

You won't be far from local hospitality on your walks in the Currie area:

  • KI Bakehouse for a locally made snack or lunch.
  • Renae's Coffee Lounge for great espresso coffee, breakfast and lunch.
  • KI Club serve bistro meals for lunch or dinner.
  • Parers KI Hotel use local meats and vegetables in their lunches and dinners. They offer a daily specials board based on the best of the season.
  • The Old Admiral Benbow at the KI Golf and Bowling Club open for dinner or takeaway Wednesday-Saturday 5.30-8.30pm, with curry night on Thursdays.
  • Boomerang by the Sea combine the best food and view using local produce. Open for dinner 6 days. Lunches by arrangement.
  • Harbour Road Cafe for homestyle wholesome food, gluten free available, licensed premises with an 'el fresco' deck or cosy indoors.
King Island Tourism Inc

1800 645 014

This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government.

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