Calcified Forest Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.7km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: End of Seal Rocks Road

  • End: End of Seal Rocks Road

  • Location: Seal Rocks Conservation Reserve

  • Closest Town: Currie

  • Distance from CBD: King Island

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -40.104919

  • Longitude: 143.887312

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Calcified Forest Walk is a 1.7km, grade 2 Return hike located in Seal Rocks Conservation Reserve Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.

Summary

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.

Region

The North West Coast and King Island

Getting there

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.

Tips

Toilet and picnic table. No drinking water.

There is a small flight of steps up to the viewing platform.

Pets and firearms are not permitted.

 

Total distance: 1703 m
Max elevation: 94 m
Min elevation: 71 m
Total climbing: 26 m
Total descent: -26 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania