Stay at Ettrick Rocks on King Island, TasmaniaAriann Hamilton
Relax and Reset at Our Luxury Accommodation on King Island, Tasmania
Ettrick Rocks offers luxurious, peaceful accommodation on King Island, Tasmania near the breathtaking rocky shoreline that inspires creativity and wonder. Our architecturally designed guesthouses are secluded and cosy, making them the ideal escape for romantic getaways and small group travel. Ettrick Rocks is the perfect base from which to explore the sandy beaches, rocky crags, rich history, and diverse wildlife of King Island.
Accommodation on King Island for All Types of Travellers
Our King Island accommodation is a luxury retreat for wanderers from all walks of life. Our professional staff, including a personal chef and masseuse, can help create the perfect conditions for your ideal holiday retreat.
A creative sanctuary.
We welcome many artists, writers, and photographers to our King Island accommodation. Our cottages are secluded and private, creating a quiet and peaceful atmosphere for you to focus on your work. You may find inspiration in the rugged shoreline and crashing white waves visible from your window seat.
An explorer’s paradise.
Our accommodation is nestled among grassy wilderness, untouched beaches, and glistening rock pools humming with Australian flora and fauna. There are many nearby walking trails for avid explorers to get lost among the wonders of this natural coastal paradise. Our guides can offer their insight into the best surfing, fishing, birdwatching, and hiking trails around the island.
The romantic getaway.
Our cosy single-bedroom cottage is a stylish and comfortable suite with panoramic ocean views, a built-in gas fireplace, and a modern, fully-fitted kitchen for a perfect romantic holiday for two. Our in-house chef can prepare gourmet meals for you and your significant other, giving you a taste of the best King Island crayfish and other delicacies.
Reset, rejuvenate, retreat.
Tasmania is a secluded location that welcomes many solo travellers looking to escape busy city life. Our house accommodation on King Island is tranquil and relaxed, and the nearby rocky outcrops are the perfect place for morning yoga overlooking the sea. Ettrick Rocks allows you to cook gourmet meals from local markets in your dream kitchen and fall asleep to the gentle sound of the waves every night.
Five Unforgettable King Island Destinations To Visit Near Ettrick Rocks
King Island is a pristine destination surrounded by the sea with adventure opportunities for many types of travellers. The island is known for its world-class golf courses, surfing beaches, local cheese, beef, and crayfish, and curious historical landmarks. Here are five places to visit for unforgettable experiences near our King Island holiday accommodation.
Surfing at Martha Lavinia Beach.
Lavinia Beach makes an exciting day trip for outdoor lovers and is only a 50-minute drive away from our accommodation on King Island. Australia is known for its surfing culture, and Lavinia offers one of the best-rated beach breaks in the country. You can also visit the nearby Penny’s Lagoon and Disappointment Bay to explore the crystal clear waters.
Cape Wickham and Currie Lighthouses.
Cape Wickham lighthouse was built in 1861 and is the tallest in the southern hemisphere. The towering structure is set against the jagged northern shoreline where you can walk among the wildlife. Add the Currie Lighthouse to the southern leg of your shipwreck tour to view the island from above and discover the history of many nearby shipwrecks.
Golfing at Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes.
The Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes 18-hole link courses are designed in the Scottish links tradition and attract golfers from around the world. The greens run right to the ocean and you can often spot whales and seals in the nearby waters while you play. You can also play the 9-hole course at the Currie golf club for a shorter game before you leave.
King Island Historical Museum.
The island is rich in maritime history, and the local museum offers a fascinating exhibition of historical shipwrecks, sailors and folklore. The former lighthouse keeper’s cottage houses a collection of photographs and relics from early settlers and shipwrecks. The King Island Arts and Cultural Centre in Currie also offers insight into the island’s rich background and thriving artistic community.
Seal Rocks Reserve.
Seal Rocks offers dramatic views of the wild ocean to the west and is a photographer’s paradise. Here, you will find many hiking trails through the untouched wilderness and you may spot an elusive platypus or wallaby along the way. This reserve is also home to an ancient calcified forest, creating a surreal and fascinating landscape.
Travelling Tips for King Island, Tasmania
Here are a few practical tips for travelling to King Island, Tasmania. Our accommodation is fully serviced and we offer wi-fi, heating, and air conditioning.
Transport on the island
There is no public transport or private ride-sharing on the island. You will need to hire a car at the airport, borrow a bicycle, or venture out on foot. You can send your private vehicle to the island by boat from Tasmania. Take care when driving along the many narrow, unsealed roads on the island.
The maritime climate is very unpredictable, and there is often unexpected rain on the island. Always pack appropriate clothing for both hot and cold temperatures. The warm, dry summer months are from December to March, and there is typically cool, rainy weather from June to August. Summer temperatures peak around 20°C, and winter can drop to about 8°C.
Wi-fi and mobile service
W-fi is limited on the island. While our beach accommodation in Tasmania has full internet connectivity, power and signal outages are common across King Island. The Currie library and post office offer free public wi-fi via Telstra air. Bringing your own portable internet device ensures you never lose connection if you are working while you travel.
Getting to King Island
Several airlines offer daily departures from the Melbourne, Essendon, and Moorabbin airports in Victoria, Australia. You can also fly from Launceston or Burnie in Tasmania. There is currently no ferry access to the island. The island is relatively free from pests and diseases – make sure you do not bring any food or plant products that could contaminate the natural environment.
Find Luxury Accommodation on King Island at Ettrick Rocks
Ettrick Rocks offers luxurious, architecturally-inspired accommodation on King Island perfect for rejuvenating the body and mind with the sounds of the southern sea. Our modern cottages are uniquely positioned at the ocean’s edge, giving you panoramic views of the rugged coastline from every angle. The sleek new interiors are ideal for a plush getaway to escape the bustle of city life, and the wild surroundings connect you with the rich biodiversity of the coastal landscape.