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King Island

Address: Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #87 of 307 Attractions in Tasmania
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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Rutherglen, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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8 reviews 8 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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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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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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