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Our Island Trails

The King Island Grazing Trails

The King Island Grazing trails are a network of recreation and food trails covering five distinct areas around King Island.

The Grazing Trails are designed to allow visitors to combine the best of King Island's walks and sights with the most delicious food available.

The splendid isolation to be found on King Island means that food is not available on many of the trails. For that reason we not only recommend our fantastic local resaturants but also include suggestions for packed lunches, barbeques and picnic hampers.

Maps are available on your arrival at the airport and at KIRDO in Currie.

Currie AreaCurrie Heritage Harbourside Walk

NorthShannon Shipwreck Walk,  Penny's Lagoon Loop Walk,  Cape Wickham to Victoria Cove

South WestCataraqui Shipwreck MemorialCalcified Forest WalkCopperhead Cliffs Walk

EastNaracoopa Jetty to Fraser Bluff

South EastGrassy Township to Sandblow Point

Grazing Trial


King Island Maritime Trail

King Island has a grim history of shipping disasters with only war, disease and weather events claiming more lives in Australian history than the Cataraqui shipwreck in 1845.

Some ten years earlier the Neva sank near the north of the island with a death toll that included over 200 women and children.

Not all wrecks ended in such tragic loss of life. The Netherby went down with 504 aboard in 1866 without one fatality. Infact their number actually increased to 506 two days later as one of the female passengers gave birth to twins.

The King Island Maritime Trail was opened in 2001 and features interpretive signage close to the sites of many of the most notable wrecks around our shores.

Follow this trail around the island, learn more about the history of migration to Australia, what happened to the descendants of those who survived and some of the stories of the shipwrecks; both heart-breaking and heroic.

Trail brochures are available on your arrival at the airport and from KIRDO in Currie.

Ship Wrecks : Loch Leven, Cataraqui, Shannon, NetherbyBlencathra, British Admiral, Neva, Carnarvon Bay

Safe Havens : Grassy Harbour, Currie Harbour, Sea Elephant Bay

Lighthouses : Currie Light, Wickham Light


Grazing Trial