Friday 14 June 2024

Skull Rock / Cleft Island - Wilsons Promontory National Park

When I was down at The Prom last week I went out on a boat tour from Normal Bay Beach.  Not a lot was happening on the bird watching front, but the granite geology of the area is rather special.

One of the most remarkable features is  Skull Rock also known as Cleft Island.  This large block of granite has had a 'cave' carved out of one face by wave action, and it forms a natural amphitheater.  However, as far as people know, only 9 people have set foot inside the cleft!  That's less than have walked on the surface of the Moon!

The cave is 130 metres (430 ft) wide and 60 metres (200 ft) tall: rather impressive.



  1. It's amazing what nature can create. Beautiful pictures Stewart.

  2. Hari Om
    It's certainly making a statement upon the ocean! YAM xx

  3. I want to visit skull island. I have been procrastinating

  4. That is a beauty of an amphitheater! Maybe you’ll be the tenth?

  5. Wow! That's pretty stunning

  6. Niesamowite! Natura stworzyła taką piekną skałę, a Ty zrobiłeś jej piękne zdjęcia!