December 14, 2011

Killiecrankie beach Flinders Island

The Slip Via Killiecrankie Beach is walk number 24 in the ‘Walks of Flinders Island’ book.

Easy rock hopping to a place of historical interest. The slip gets its name from the fact that fishing boats were ‘slipper’ there in yesteryear. A set of old steel wheels used for the purpose could be found beside the entrance of the near by property. This is a delightful swimming and fossicking area and can be found directly adjacent to Nobby’s Rock. At low tide there is a small sandy beach here but the sand will be mostly likely wet, after the flood tide. If you require soft sand, walk around the western side of the slip for a fifty meters and you will find a snorkeling and amateur divers have picked up the occasional crayfish in the vicinity! On the incoming tide, after a sunny summers’ day, the water within The Slip will be a noticeable few degrees warmer. This area has been extensively mined for Topaz, the Killiecrankie Diamonds, in recent years. At low tide, the Slip can be easily reached by walking around the rocks from Killiecrankie. Private Land abuts this area and there is no public access from Armstrong’s Road, at Killiecrankie.

This walk can take 2 hours and is 1km long.

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