King Island Australia
"King Island Australia - A foodies paradise!"
Just off the north coast of Tasmania, King Island Australia is for you if you like your cheese, lobster and beef. It has the perfect conditions for all of them.
It is also the place to see some very rough seas. It has some of the roughest seas in Australia given it is in the Bass Strait.
Getting To This Island
You'd think you could get here by boat but you can't.
Located pretty much between the states of Victoria and Tasmania, the only real way to get here is by plane.
Regional Express is probably the best operator although you can try King Island Airlines.
You can only get a direct flight from Melbourne for both these operators.
TasAir will get you from Devonport in Tasmania to King Island.
The Island itself is 21km wide with over 480km of road ways.
Things To Do On King Island Australia
This is probably a good day or half day trip from the north coast of Tasmania. Or you can stay here for a few days.
There is no public transport on the island so you would need to hire a car at the airport. Choice of operators is limited so book ahead with King Island Car Rental
You can come and enjoy the rugged countryside and feel a million miles from anywhere else - it's quite wild!
Currie is the main town and if you plan to stay on the island this is probably the best place to base yourself.
You can visit the King Island dairy fromagerie just outside Currie at Loorana or King Island Seafoods also in Currie. Both will allow you to taste some great cheese and fish. It's got something to do with the clean air , abundant rainfall and lush grass that make this place abundant with great cheese, beef and seafood.
You'll find even the local IGA supermarket will have rock lobster for sale!
Given the rough seas in this area you can also take part in the shipwreck trail which is a special dive. You need to get yourself to Grassy and go to King Island Dive Charters. They specialise in showing you underwater shipwrecks - 3 or 5 day dives are available but you can just go for a day or half day.
We did a day trip and got to see some awesome sights and some huge lobsters that are infamous in this area.
You'll also find a Links Golf Course here if you fancy a round of golf.
Click here for more information on Tasmania Australia or here for the famous Tamar Valley Wineregion.
Where To Stay
Stay at Naracoopa Holiday Cottages overlooking Sea Elephant Bay. The cottages are clean with idyllic scenery and the hosts are really friendly.
King Island Holiday Village is another good option situated in the quieter side of the island in Grassy (not that any of the island is exactly happening!) - friendly staff. Ask about their one day 4wd trip that gets you exploring some off the beaten track parts of the island - well worth it.
Don't go home before having a King Island steak. Try eating at the well known
Boomerang by the sea restaurant for some real culinary delights. You'll find it in Currie overlooking the Links Golf Course.
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