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King Island

Address: Tasmania, Australia
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: Known for its pristine beaches, offshore reefs and rocky coastline, this remote island features...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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58 helpful votes 58 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I had a lovely lunch in King Island flying out of Essendon Airport on the great old 1942 DC-3. It is affectionately known as the Gooney Bird. The staff were great explaining the history of the plane. If you want fast pace forget this experience, everything is nice and relaxed. A great lunch in the Boomerang Motel... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Located in Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania, King Island is a 45 minute flight from Melbourne. Places to see are the towns of Currie with its beautiful Harbour and shops and restaurants., Grassy and the East Coast with some Fairy Penguins, Naracoopa and its great Pier and Blow Hole and coastal beach, the Cape Wickham Lighthouse on the northern... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last weekend I went on a Gooney Bird DC10 from Essendon Airport to King Island. I had planned to stay there a few days but when I saw this deal, I decided to do it this way - all in one day. The plane left about 10:30am and returned about 5:00ish. The first officer on the plane was a 'mature'... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It was our second trip to this wonderful island. We arrived on a Tuesday for six nights. We stayed at the Beach Shack in Narracoopa. The house itself was fine except that the lack of fly screens made the mosquito problem a misery for me in the night. The scenery and locations to visit are outstanding. The lack of signs... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Amazing, beautiful, wonderful, breathtaking, delicious, magical, fun, charming, enchanting, surprisingly educational (in a fun way). These are all things I can say about our honeymoon on King Island. We are totally in love with it, its untouched beaches (where running into a local fisherman on an otherwise deserted beach is a considered a crowd), its charming people (for whom nothing... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife and I spent 8 nights on King Island, 4 nights in a S/C one bedroom cottage at Devils Gap Retreat - just out of Currie on the West coast. A magical spot,visited each morning by a family of Bennetts Wallabies. Views of the wild rugged coast and the cray fishers boats. Then 4 nights at the Rocky Glen... More 

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