Tuesday 6 April 2021

Wilsons Prom 3: Skull Rock

Skull Rock - or Cleft Island - is one of the best know, and least accessible, landmarks of Wilsons Promontory National Park. It sits 5 km off the south west corner of the park, and if local legend (and our tour guide) are to be believed, more people have walked on the Moon than on this island!  When you see the near vertical cliffs that fall into the water all around it, you can see why this may be true.

There is a huge natural cave on one side of the island was carved by the prevailing wind and waves when the sea level was higher than it is now.  The whole island is bigger than that more well known Australia landmark, the Sydney Opera House.

These picture were taken from a boat tour that starts from Norman Bay beach - and if you ever get to The Prom I think its a worthwhile trip.

You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday and image-in-ing Cheers:  SM


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    1. Sad to report that it was not a great day for the birds! The whole area between the mainland and Tassie is still on the continental shelf, so you dont get a true pelagic experience! Most of the birds I saw where sitting on the islands!! SM

  2. Hello Stewart, I was delighted to get a comment from you, and hope things are better for you now. I haven't been so well myself, and may be taking a break soon. The Cleft Island is a strange rock formation. I wonder if there is any wild life in the cave! Take care.

  3. It is a fascinating feature and I’d love to explore that cave.

  4. I have not heard of this before, interesting post. Keep well Diane

  5. Hari OM
    Quite monumental! YAM xx

  6. It looks fascinating especially the different colours within the rock. Thanks for your visit and take care.

  7. Wonderful pictures..I see several skulls on that rock..One of a cow or Bison..A human one to the left and just under the mouth of the cave..Imagination gone wild..Lovely colors..beautiful waters..Thanks for sharing..

  8. Hello Stewart
    I think you like that, that such a tour is very interesting, insane rocks never heard of, thanks for showing us ...
    Greetings Frank