7 experiences to tick off your King Island bucket list
King Island is as beautiful as it is diverse, consisting of rugged coastlines, picturesque beaches and lush grassy interiors.
With its lighthouses, shipwrecks, golf courses, horse riding, world-class produce, nature walks and abundant wildlife there is something of interest at every turn.
1. Indulge in a little luxury
Indulge, relax and revive at King Island’s luxury accommodation offerings.
Kittawa Lodge offers a truly luxurious accommodation experience, with panoramic views of untouched rugged coastal landscape.
Porky Beach Retreat is set amongst a stunning natural backdrop of the Great Southern Ocean, unwind in a private outdoor, beachfront bespoke sauna and sunken timber tub.
Aptly named after the Netherby Shipwreck, Netherby Rocks immerses you in breathtaking panoramic views the moment you enter.
Check out more of the Island’s accommodation, here.
2. Visit the restaurant with no food
Perched on the edge of the Currie Harbour under the gaze of the wrought and cast-iron lighthouse sits the Boathouse – aka The Restaurant with No Food. As the name suggests the restaurant has no food, no waiters or anyone. Pack a picnic or take a King Island steak to grill on the barbecue – you’ll want to experience it for yourself.
3. Load up your bags with the award winning King Island Dairy
A true cheese lover’s paradise, King Island is home to the award-winning King Island Dairy. Although the Cheese Shop is currently closed, you can purchase a selection of their cheeses from the local Foodworks, IGA or if you’re on Island on a Friday head to the Cultural Centre (located in Currie Harbour) and be guided through a tasting by their friendly team between 2 and 4pm.
4. Catch a wave at one of the many surf spots
Get away from the crowds and explore a few of the island’s amazing surf spots, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s a wave for everyone.
Martha Lavinia, the dreamy beach break that barrels 30 metres from the shore, known for its perfect ‘A-frame’ waves formed by swell wrapping around both sides of the island.
5. Calcified Forest and Seal Rocks
A must do short walk for all visitors, experience the natural wonder of the 7000-year-old calcified forest, then take a short drive to Seal Rocks to see the might of the Bass Strait crash against the Island’s tallest coastline.
6. Explore a 2000-acre beef property
Walk the walk, talk the talk, and eat the beef at this true paddock to plate experience and farm tour with the Meat Your Beef family.
7. Play a round of golf
King Island is a golfer’s paradise, home to three exceptional golf courses; Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes.
Cape Wickham Links ranked #2 in Australia features a unique collection of coastal holes cleverly routed around the Cape Wickham Lighthouse.
Ocean Dunes,also ranked in the country’s Top 5public courses,faces the Great Southern Ocean and offers undulating links terrain.
King Island Golf & Bowls Club is the local’s course, a 9-hole links course established in 1932 and one of Australia’s most wonderfully challenging courses.
And this is only the beginning of your must-have experiences whilst on King Island.
Feeling inspired? Start planning your island adventure, here.
Getting to King Island
Fly from Burnie-Wynyard or the Launceston Airport with Sharp Airlines. There are no passenger ferries to the Island, so enjoy the view of the Island from the air as you come in to land.
*Sharp Airlines currently have a range of King Island fly, drive and stay packages, book yours here.
King Island Packages
Discover the best that King Island has to offer with their newly released packages. Each package provides a distinct experience: Golf, Taste or Indulge.
Packages start from $845pp and in true King Island style, all packages are extremely flexible and can be adapted to fit in with your requirements. Find out more, here.