Cleft Island – A Granite Island of Wilsons Promontory
Cleft Island is a granite island located off the coast of Wilsons Promontory in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is also known as Skull Rock, and belongs to a group of three islands called the “Anser Group”. It is one of the most scenics of all islands in Wilsons Promontory. Cleft Island is very beautiful, unspoiled and above all, is a tranquil place. At the first look from some distance, you may not think it is anything to write home about and that’s the beauty of it.
If you examine the island a little closer, you’ll soon see that the place is quite possibly perfect for an irredeemable scoundrel such as yourself. Indeed it looks like something from a hit movie script. A very large stone skull-shaped rock rising halfway up from a deep blue sea off an isolated stretch of coast. The western side of Cleft Island has a massive cave. That has the grassy floor, perhaps carved by the sea, when the sea levels were much higher, thousands of years ago.
Moreover, the cavern is 130 meters wide, 60 meters high, and 60 meters deep. Moreover, at a certain angle, the island looks like a skull which is known as ” Skull Rock”. It is complete with a big cranium, an eye socket (the cave), and the bridge of a nose. The cave was once thought to be an ideal place for target practice by passing ships. There are in fact two large caves on the western side. Moreover, the roof of the smaller cave is about 25 meters above the sea and forms the floor of the upper larger cave. It is well covered with soil and vegetation on its surface.
Cleft Island is practically unreachable with tall vertical cliffs and no place where a small boat could come ashore and anchor. Due to the unreachable places, very few people have set foot on the island or explored the cave so far. Those who have reportedly discovered cannonballs inside the cave. The Black-faced Cormorant birds are particularly making the island it’s home.
The Birds have taken advantage of Cleft Island’s isolation and inaccessibility to humans. As intrepid but impulsive tourists have discovered Cleft Island. You have to hire a boat out to the island and start to circumnavigate it, then its secret is exposed. Therefore, it is yet the handful who make it round the corner that has never lived. So it tells the tale thanks to the piranha-bots we have in recent times had installed.