A Day of a King Island Wanderer
Explore, Relax and Rejuvenate
There’s nothing like the feeling of sand underneath your feet as you look out at the ocean from a secluded beach. To be so close to the beautiful aggression of nature, yet feel safe and tranquil is a striking balance that King Island manages with finesse.
The smell of salty sea air fills your lungs as you walk down the coastal line, surrounded by ti-trees, leaping over stream crossings and regarding several more breathtaking beach vistas.
In the distance, a rusted cog from a shipwrecked paddlesteamer called the Shannon sits solemnly close to the shoreline. It has been there since 1906 when it made its final voyage from Launceston, by Captain Johnston, in order to save his crew from strong gale winds predicted for the next leg of their journey towards Melbourne.
The rusted remains of the Shannon cut a bold figure amongst the surrounding green and blue waters.
To the west, amidst a rocky shoreline stands the Currie Lighthouse, tall and proud, signalling land to oncoming ships as it has for decades.
On the opposite side of the island, you will find yourself climbing amongst the sand dunes with the local wallaby population in Penny’s Lagoon.
Whichever way your feet take you and no matter which path you choose to follow, King Island is steeped in rich Australian history and native flora and fauna.
When the day is done, you can rest your wondering feet in your Ettrick’s Rocks accommodation, where you can prepare a meal to the natural soundtrack of waves crashing up against the rocks near your very windows. The close proximity to the ocean is both awe-inspiring and calming.
Before dinner, a personal masseuse can be booked and scheduled to meet you at your stay to work away the knots of the day, leaving you feeling comfortable, loose and alive.
Dinner could be either a home delivered meal or a personal chef who can come to cook or cater for you or your family.
If you prefer, however to whip up your own meal, you will find quality Miele appliances in the kitchen, cooking utensils and a provisioned pantry.
Between King Island’s famous crayfish, giant crabs, succulent beef and a variety of famous local cheeses, your tastebuds will be well satisfied with the locally-sourced produce - any ingredients you could possibly wish for can be purchased on your behalf prior to your arrival.
Ettrick Rocks aims to be a true escape from the hustle and bustle of fast-paced city life. Come and eat, relax and discover King Island at its finest.