King Island

For other places with the same name, see King Island (disambiguation).

King Island is a relatively large island located in Bass Strait to the north-west of Tasmania.


Get in

By plane

Primary access to King Island is by aeroplane into Currie, using one of the small regional airlines based in Melbourne or northern Tasmania.

By boat

Although you can get to King Island by private boat, there is no ferry service.

Get around

Once on the island, you can hire a car or bicycle to get around. The island has no traffic lights and relatively few roads.


Calcified forest, Cape Wickham Lighthouse, Fairy penguins.


Many ships have been wrecked on and around the island's coast, and the island is a popular base for diving holidays.


King Island is famous for two things - seafood, especially lobster (Crayfish), and King Island dairy products. The grass on the island produces an extremely rich and creamy milk and local dairies turn that into exquisite brie, camembert etc. Much of the output is exported to the mainland, but a portion of their products are reserved for on-island use, and gourmets may find that an extra attraction.

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