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Address: Tasmania, Australia
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Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Known for its pristine beaches, offshore reefs and rocky coastline, this...
Known for its pristine beaches, offshore reefs and rocky coastline, this remote island features Cape Wickham lighthouse, the tallest in the southern hemisphere.
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Where is everyone? What a great place to get away from everything!

No wonder the Cows are relaxed. Pure Sea Air, no rush to do anything, still not totally cut-off from the rest of the world but enough. Nothing like fresh cheese, crayfish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Waikerie, Australia
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Waikerie, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

No wonder the Cows are relaxed. Pure Sea Air, no rush to do anything, still not totally cut-off from the rest of the world but enough. Nothing like fresh cheese, crayfish & scallop pies, beautiful scenery and the off road adventures and watching the Harbour activities. Make sure you wave to the Locals as you drive around.

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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Only 35 minutes flight from Tullamarine airport with Rex Airways this is a hidden gem. We stayed at Sonia's Green Ponds B and B. Fantastic hospitality and awesome knowledge of all things on the island. Hire a car, as there is much to see and do. Make sure you book your dinners ahead as not everything is open every night... More 

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beefandcheese, King Island Tourism at King Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent and comprehensive review of your trip to King Island which I'm sure other visitors will find very helpful. I'll make sure that your positive comments are passed onto the people you mentioned as we all love feedback. Hopefully we'll see you again before too long. More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want a laid back relaxed holiday this is the place. Don't expect places to be open normal city hours or days. Be prepared to go with the flow. Loads of natural beauty to explore. You will need a car to get around. The main town currie is where the main supermarket, petrol station etc is. Plan a little... More 

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Tocumwal, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our second visit to King Island, enjoyed it every bit as much as the first. This time sharing it with friends. We stayed at porky's beach and turnstone beach houses, so idyllic, great places to stay for families or a group. Very well equipped wanted for nothing. As mentioned in other reviews, car hire is essential. we travelled from north... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Spent 4 days on the island which was the right amount of time, car hire is essential to get around the island. There are many isolated beaches some very rugged and scenic while others are beautiful stretches of white sand or small pretty coves. There are various shipwreck sites to visit and lots of interesting walks. Grassy was disappointing and... More 

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Cairns
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

King Island was our last stop after an enjoyable 3 day stay kayaking in the Tarkine. We easily accessed the island by plane from Burnie/Wynyard and continued on to and Melbourne 5 days later. We stayed on the east coast at Narcoopa and slowly explored the island and what it has to offer. Dining out, the seafood is plentiful and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A group of us flew out of Moorabbin Airport and spent two nights and three days on this delightful piece of Australia, settled in the face of the roaring forties in Bass Strait half way to the north west coast of Tasmania. The food quality is first class, even world class with the pureness of the air and rainfall. The... More 

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Melbourne
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127 reviews 127 reviews
67 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is such a relaxing way to spend a day (if the weather is okay). The old DC3 doesn't like all types of weather so our original flight was delayed. When we did take flight, the old girl had no issues and the staff, pilot and crew were were friendly and helpful. A cuppa or juice on the way over... More 

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Rutherglen, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Ventured here between Christmas and New year. This is the place to go to totally relax. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. We stayed in Currie and found everything we needed. We dined at the King Island Club, the Golf Club and the pub. All worthy. The place is wonderful for long walks and and observing the magnificent coastline.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a place to visit before you top yourself, or nature tops you! Take at least 3-4 days, but do not go for the night-life unless penguins are your thing. But - visit the sites of the shipwrecks and imagine what the poor travellers went through as ship after ship ran into the west coast of KI taking the... More 

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