Create your own Kettering Incident - We can't promise on-screen heroes to cross your path, nor do we know how your story will end. But we can promise one thing. You'll be on genuine Kettering Incident turf.
If you’ve been enthralled by The Kettering Incident on Foxtel, following all its mysterious turns, come take your own gripping steps down this way. We’ve gathered all the key locations for your own Kettering Incident to play out. All you will need is a hire car (minus the moss on the windows) and a sense of adventure.
1. Three Capes Track
Notice those eerie capes in the background of the series? With a dark storyline and a storm brewing, they can look imposing and foreboding in statue. Take the Cape Hauy track from Fortescue Bay, about 4 hours return walk, and stand atop one of those silent capes. Its home to the Candlestick – the spectacular rock columns jutting out of the ocean. You can also see this from the water by kayak just like Officer Fergus McFadden, with Roaring 40’s Kayaking or by cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Or if you prefer dry land, commit to all on a four day/three night Three Capes Track walk, touted as the best coastal walk in Australia.
No way you can come to Tasmania and leave this off the location list. Is it really the unsympathetic and peculiar town portrayed in The Kettering Incident? Do things really happen in the wooded areas beyond the township? Wander around, meet some locals and decide for yourself. Your first question might be, where are the mountains? Sure, there are wooded hills around Kettering, but they are hardly the mountainous, lush, thick, old growth forest variety from Mother Sullivan’s Ridge. Put that down to the magic of television! To get to those areas, you’ll have to explore further afield…One thing is for certain, you’ll find a world-class chocolatier in the neighbourhood….who might just know something.
3. Bruny Island
Hop across to Bruny Island on “Lofty’ Sullivan’s ferry, departing Kettering for some more familiar scenes. Stand where the actors stood, capture the moods of this island flung off another island. Head up the steps at The Neck, picnic by Cape Bruny Lighthouse on local cheese and oysters. Take the Cape Queen Elizabeth Walk out to a mystical rock arch or take in Bruny with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys from the inky, salty waters. What stories do they hold?
4. D’Entrecasteaux Channel
Head down “The Channel’ as the locals say, and you’ll feel like an extra in The Kettering Incident. Down that way you’ll find the Trawler Wharf, Dru Point, Gordon and of course Mountain River with the imposing Sleeping Beauty rising through the tree line. You may just need to drop into a cidery or vineyard down the Huon Valley way to settle your nerves.
5. Mount Field National Park
Just ten minutes west of the “Four Leaf Clover’ Roadhouse at Westerway is Mount Field National Park. There are tall trees in this park, the type that featured frequently in the series. Take the Tall Trees Walk for the best views (and hunt for moths) or do Mount Field the courageous way and hire out a little cabin, maybe light a fire for company, and let the darkness descend. The cast would be proud of you, making it through the night in the park’s basic government hut. Come daylight, the Tarn Shelf offers all the colour and beauty you’ll need to celebrate your survival.
6. Myrtle Forest
There is a lesser known trail up near Collinsvale, it’ll take you around 15 minutes. At the end of the forest is a walk up to a waterfall – The Kettering Incident didn’t shoot at the waterfall but did in the forest surrounds and you will recognise it right away. Wander up to Myrtle Falls or picnic creek-side in Myrtle Forest. The gentle sloping track is less than a kilometre by foot, but delivers a mysterious Kettering Incident element as soon as you’re beneath the shadowy canopy.
The Kettering Incident is a gripping eight-episode mystery thriller with otherworldly overtones set against the haunting gothic landscape of southern Tasmania.
Experience it for yourself!