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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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King Island second time around

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Tocumwal, Australia
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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65 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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