King Island’s Accommodation Calcified Forest
These remains of King Island’s otherworldly Calcified Forest are up to 7000 years old and are all that remain of an ancient forest, revealed when the lime-laden sand which had covered and preserved the stumps has been exposed over the years from the constant Roaring Forties storms from the Southern Ocean.
To see the shattered trunks of what appear to stone trees rising from the sand has been described as mysterious and fascinating and quite eerie. It is also regarded as a must see experience for visitors to the island. Set in the Seal Rocks State Reserve, the short 800 metres one way walk will also gives visitors the chance to see Bennett wallabies, echidnas and many varieties of bird – so take a camera along.