EXPLORE, SURF, DIVE, CATCH.
Clyde’s Island and its small rocky outcrop lie north of Tesselated Pavement and the journey across to the island can be made at low tide.
Sturdy shoes and a reasonable level of fitness are required for the climb, a worthwhile trip however as the island quickly reveals sweeping views across endless ocean.
This area is a favourite with divers to explore or catch crayfish and abalone (seasonal licences required).
Expert-level surfers use the island as a launching point to access the neighbouring reef. The paddle out and drift is challenging but those determined enough to get past the rips and rocks are rewarded with uncrowded, high tide barrels.
The reef is renowned for its sharks, never less than in 1982 when local fisherman accidentally caught a 6 meter long Great White weighing 2000 kilograms.
The island is home to the ashes of one Chokria “Chokey” Nuroo, one of The Neck’s most colourful characters.
“Chokey” was an industrious Indian orphan who made his way to Tasmania and ran the original Lufra Hotel for over 30 years. Much loved by the community, Chokey passed in 1941, and a plaque commemorating his remains can be found on Clyde Island today.