Things to do in Currie

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Things to Do in Currie

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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,861 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didn't expect to find Australia's tallest lighthouse on King Island, but there it is, a mighty impressive monument 48 metres high and built in 1861 from locally quarried granite. The lighthouse still operates, though has been automated for many years. It hasn't seen a lighthouse keeper in a 100 years. It is located at the northern tip of KI, an easy drive from Currie and definitely worth a visit. The local coastline and countryside are also very scenic and add to the grandeur of the location.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Globalcitizen003
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,861 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an excellent local museum, locate in the lighthouse keeper's house (1880), one of the most historic buildings in KI. It also occupies a prominent site overlooking the town and its picturesque harbour. In some ways the museum is typical of many small-town museums with many rooms overcrowded with old items. As you might expect for King Island, the information on the island's many shipwrecks is particularly strong, with two 'Shipwreck rooms' including one dedicated to the Cataraqui, wrecked here in 1840 with the loss of 399 lives. It was Australia's worst civil maritime disaster. The shed featuring the original crystal lens from the Cape Wickham lighthouse was another highlight. It was reassembled without any instructions by in its entirety by volunteers. A massive achievement I thought. The museum is definitely worth a look - for an hour or two
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Violetmags
    Sydney60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of hand made art and crafts in a large building on Currie Harbor. Some fabulous paintings. Includes ceramics/furniture.
    Written 1 March 2023
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  • Anita T
    Forster, Australia527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on a group tour and didn’t have time to get up close to this very interesting looking lighthouse in Currie which overlooks the harbour.
    It is actually older than the Eiffel Tower and was made redundant and turned off in 1989.
    With much local lobbying the light was reignited in 1995.
    It has recently had a make over and it looks like it may soon be used by climbing tours.
    Written 7 March 2023
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  • Redleader20
    Canberra, Australia138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • James G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heidi is such a lovely person to meet and learn from when you hear her give insight into not only her liquor making but also the island itself. It was a great experience sharing some laughs while we had some taste tests. I happily bought some delicious spirits to take home. Heidi's take on limencello in particular was fantastic and it pleasently surprised my father in law. Will visit again on our next trip to King Island.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Rowan R Cortona
    Cortona, Italy266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heidi provides a great tour of her gins and other drinks
    We really enjoyed our visit
    Loved the Navy strength gin in particular
    Written 3 March 2024
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