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August 16, 2011

Blue Rocks Walk Flinders Island

Walk number 3 in the Walks of Flinders Island, a very geologically significant piece of coastline can be found at Blue Rocks. The Vehicular track or lane-way leading to Blue Rocks beach is yet to be signposted and the nearest recognisable landmark is the white anchor on the left hand side of the roadside 10km’s from Whitemark. The turnoff to Blue Rocks beach is 75 metres before the anchor on the left. Bass and Flinders had cause to mention the ‘Blue Rocks’ in their journey as they sailed their way through the Furneaux group around 200 years ago. Today, probably little has changed. Interesting shells can be found along these shores. A great photograph or video footage can be made looking from Blue Rocks across Blue Rocks beach to Mt Strzelecki in the background. There is a picnic table at Blue Rocks beach on the granite slabs and as long as the wind is not ‘roaring forties’ in strength a pleasant view will be your reward. A longer walk can be made by heading from Long Point, some 4 km’s distance. The stray nautilus shell may reward the observant fossicker and as well the tranquillity of a beach time forgot will become apparent. Take food and water as well a sun protection gear in the warmer months as there is¬†little protection along this beach.

Blue Rocks Walk – 15 minutes to 1 hour -1/2 to 2kms.

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