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Hotham Sound to Jervis Inlet

01 Harmony Islands

Approaching the Harmony Islands

Heading down the east side of Hotham Sound 4.7 miles (7.6 km) brings you to the Harmony Islands Marine Park.  These are a cluster of four small islands, two privately owned and two belonging to the park.  In the channel between the islands and the mainland there is plenty of room to anchor and stern tie to shore and it can be quite a busy place in the summer.  The largest island has a grassy area for camping and it is a great place for kayaking, snorkeling and swimming.  Towering over the islands is 4600 foot (1400 meter) Mount Calder.  The park is a wonderful place to take in the vistas of Hotham Sound.

Harmony Islands

The channel between the islands and the mainland – a very sheltered moorage

02 Friel Falls

Friel Falls – not much water flowing when this was taken

A mile south of The Harmonies is Friel Falls which plummets 1,475 feet (450 meters) down a sheer cliff onto the shore.  Very dramatic, especially during the spring melt and after heavy rains.

Granville Bay Homestead 1

Granville Bay

Granville Bay Homestead 2

At the old homestead

Two miles (3.4 km) further south is Granville Bay, the site of a lovely old homestead dating back to 1898.  This belonged to the Hollingsworth family.  At one time there were extensive gardens and apparently Mrs. Hollingsworth would play piano and entertain the local loggers and miners in grand style.  In recent year it had become an oyster farm but it was no longer working when we passed through.

Granville Bay Homestead 3

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