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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia7,496 contributions
    Standing on the northerly most tip of the island this lighthouse is an impressive 48 metres tall and is anchored on a stone base that is 3.4 metres thick. The lighthouse keepers had to scale over 220 steps (11 flights of stairs) to get to the lamp at a minimum twice daily until the lighthouse was automated in 1918.

    The lighthouse was eventually built in response to multiple ship wrecks including the Neva which was wrecked in 1835 with the loss of 225 people, mainly convict women and children, and the Cataraqui in 1845 with the loss of 402 free settlers. This was Australia’s worst maritime disaster.

    We had some food and drink at the nearby Cape Wickham Golf Clubhouse - visitors welcome - where the view of the lighthouse framed by the golf course snaking along the coast was quite superb.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia7,496 contributions
    This museum is located in the former lighthouse keeper's cottage which was built in 1880 and was occupied by various lighthouse keepers and their families until 1966. The building features eight rooms and it had an identical cottage erected next to it for the lighthouse keeper's two assistants but this was demolished in the 1980's.

    The museum was opened in 1979 and has quite restricted opening hours as it is staffed by volunteers. Entry was $8.00 and our host was the delightful and exceptionally informative Jill.

    Each of the eight rooms in this cottage is chock full of pictures, memorabilia, furniture, costumes, china, quilts and all manner and shape of artifacts and goods, implements, tools etc used by King Island households and residents in years gone by. Of interest were the rooms dedicated to the stories of the tragic ship wrecks that took so many lives and the displays of objects which had been found or salvaged.

    Jill also took us for a tour of the lens room where the original Cape Wickham Lighthouse prism is displayed.

    Worth a visit.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Globalcitizen003
    18 contributions
    We booked in at the last minute on our last day on King Island. It turned out to be the highlight of the trip! Our 3 kids had never ridden a horse before. Mick and his wife made sure that they had calm and steady horses as well as provided them with enough instruction so they felt comfortable. We rode to the top of their property and took in the amazing views and also learned about some of the shipwrecks. Again, this was the highlight of our trip and the kids are still talking about the experience. A must do!!!
    Written 11 March 2019
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  • Jill H
    Melbourne, Australia358 contributions
    Nice to see this great lighthouse preserved and kept in use. Very special to see this wonderful landmark.
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • geyser2019
    Hobart, Australia14 contributions
    Clean and tidy Cultural Centre, lovely island arts and products, a little expensive. Well worth a visit.
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • Sandra D
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    Learning how Heidi puts her heart and soul into her product. The flavours are exceptional and postage is free.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Thekiltedscot
    Sydney, Australia92 contributions
    So much fun meeting Heidi, hearing her story and tasting her spirits! Fantastic Gin, Vodka and Limoncello - all with a great back story - from the angel wing stills being Heidi's own design, the stills boat journey from Hobart to Heidi taking a barrel onboard while working on a cray boat to bring some of the ocean essence to the spirit - it was a real interesting and high energy experience. The oak aged vodka was exceptional and very different and the Limoncello could be quite dangerous. Heidi can also source a fresh crayfish if you are in the market for one.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • Redleader20
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia122 contributions
    A hidden gem. Very lovely and helpful staff. You can walk the course easily. Very good layout and great for an afternoon drink and dinner
    Written 22 April 2022
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