Killiecrankie is a small settlement on Flinders Island famous for the abundance of topaz, and that is well known colloquially as `Killiecrankie Diamonds. Killiecrankie Diamonds are found in nearby Killiecrankie Bay. Killiecrankie occupies the lower slopes behind the western end of Killiecrankie beach at the southern corner of the bay. The main collecting area is among granite boulders on the foreshore in the vicinity of Diamond Gully at the northern end of the Bay.
Visitors to Killiecrankie can relax and enjoy this quiet coastal village on the West Coast of Flinders Island. Killiecrankie is a popular holiday destination offering a great options for families to enjoy swimming, kayaking, beachcombing, boating, and fishing. Watch the crayfish boats come in with their catch for the day.
Killiecrankie Diamonds occur in other parts of Killiecrankie Bay; another area of interest to fossickers is the old Tanners Bay tin field, located 9 kilometres to the south of Killiecrankie. For rock climbers and bushwalkers, Mount Killiecrankie provides steep granite cliff faces and spectacular scenery; walk 278m to the top to enjoy breathtaking views. There are designated camping and BBQ areas available at Killiecrankie.
Flinders Island can be reached by plane or sea; Sharp Airlines fly from Essendon Airport Melbourne (1-hour), from Launceston (35 mins) or from Hobart (1-hour). There is a shuttle service available for the short drive between the airport and Whitemark. You can also hire a car Whitemark, or a campervan or bicycle to get around the island. Please note there is no public transport on Flinders Island, so you will need some form of transport to get around. There is a weekly barge service operated by Furneaux Freight that travels between Bridport and Lady Barron which allows you to bring your own car, campervan, motorbike or bike to the island. Where possible, please avoid driving at night. You are sharing the roads with a large amount of native wildlife, so take it carefully, drive slowly to the conditions and watch out for animals on roads including wombats and wallabies.