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King Island

1/ King Island is a large island north west of Tasmania. The Cape Wickham Lighthouse in the north of King Island is a very impressive sight. It is the tallest in Australia and, at 150 years old, is also one of the oldest.

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2/ The approach to the Cape Wickham Lighthouse is quite enchanting.

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3/ From the Cape Wickham Lighthouse you can see for 20 kilometres out to sea.

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4/ Currie is the largest town and has the best shopping in King Island.

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5/ Currie Harbour is the major port of the fishing fleet of King Island, which is famous for its lobster.

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6/ The Currie races are a major social event for the whole King Island.

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7/ The King Island races are prestigious enough to attract competitors from both Tasmania and Australia.

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8/ Currie also has this lovely, modern church.

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9/ The Currie Lighthouse of King Island has a well preserved keeper's house.

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10/ The Currie Lighthouse is more recent than the Cape Wickham Lighthouse.

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11/ The view skyward of the Currie Lighthouse is quite impressive study in geometry.

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12/ The east coast of King Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in Tasmania.

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13/ The beaches of King Island can be quite shallow and are lined by dunes.

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14/ There are also many enchanting lagoons to explore on King Island.

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15/ Much of the coast of King Island is beautiful, but it is rocky and treacherous.

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16/ Some 70 ships have sunken on the King Island's coast on rocks like these.

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17/ In some places you can see wreckage from these disasters on the coast of King Island.

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18/ The Calcified Forest of King Island has the remains of 7000 year old trees that have turned to stone. It is a unique attraction.

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19/ The strong winds of King Island are now being used productively.

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