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King Island

Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #78 of 273 attractions in Tasmania
Type: Islands
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... more » 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Victoria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Flew with 18 others to King Island for a week-end and had a very relaxed time with wonderful food and a great bus trip with informative commentary by Adrian around the north part of the island viewing the ship wreck coastline, lighthouses and the healthiest cattle I have ever seen. This island is a birdwatchers paradise, and so unspoiled. Everyone... More

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just home from a 5 day stay in King Island. We stayed in Currie with family. As a family of 5 (kids aged 11, 9 and 4) we hired a car and each day set off with our rellies to explore a different section of the island. A photographers paradise with beautiful lush green paddocks and rustic, rocky beaches along... More

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Adelaide
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place is so gentle. It is almost a step back in time to when people were friendlier and more polite because they are not always rushing and competing to be first! The scenery is fantastic...there is wildlife everywhere, unfortunately a lot hit by cars! Beautiful clean beaches with white, squeaky sand. No litter & few people. A great unwind... More

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Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This trip has so much potential but unfortunately disappointed. The plane was actually a very pleasant surprise - old, a bit weird for those of us who are not old enough to have flown on a DC3, but very comfortable with leg room (puts Jetstar and Qantas to shame). The windows whilst large are low so you need to scrunch... More

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Sydney, Australia
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49 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is an amazing cottage/shed, it's on the foreshore at Currie and is just so unique. It is setup as a restaurant with all necessary items. The ONLY exception is that YOU bring your own food and cook it. There is a BBQ, gas bottle is inside small kitchen etc. You can cook your food enjoy the tranquil views relax... More

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