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Address: Tasmania, Australia
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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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I visit friend on King Island every year. It is a great holiday destination - low key but interesting. There are many places to go and people to visit. Everyone is very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I visit friend on King Island every year. It is a great holiday destination - low key but interesting. There are many places to go and people to visit. Everyone is very friendly. It is like turning back the clock to a simpler and more community oriented existence. Each time I see things I've never seen before.. there is a... More 

Thank lillitravel2015
Tumbarumba, Australia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a wonderful, get away from it all holiday destination! There is enough to see and do to keep you busy, or a great place to just relax with a picnic at the beach or a cuppa and snack in one of the cafes. Self contained cottages at Naracoopa, Grassy and Currie and hotel or motel rooms in Currie... More 

2 Thank Anne G
Waikerie, Australia
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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.

3 Thank Peter K
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 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 

3 Thank Anna F
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Annette H
Tocumwal, Australia
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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 

2 Thank TocumwalJenny
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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 

3 Thank yzat181
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39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

2 Thank DKCairns
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

1 Thank GLW1941
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146 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

2 Thank KdofMelb

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