Things to do in King Island

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Things to Do in King Island

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  • Ricardio
    Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Bucket list course that is a must play for serious golfers. Would be tough for 18+ handicappers due to forced carries off many tees, but fairways and green surrounds are wide enough that it has to be a bad shot to loose balls. (or an extreme windy day) In the two days we played in a 1 to 2 club wind. Plenty of snakes on the course, just watch your step and keep your distance, and they leave you alone
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,830 contributions
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    I didn't expect to find Australia's tallest lighthouse on King Island, but there it is, a mighty impressive monument 48 metres high and built in 1861 from locally quarried granite. The lighthouse still operates, though has been automated for many years. It hasn't seen a lighthouse keeper in a 100 years. It is located at the northern tip of KI, an easy drive from Currie and definitely worth a visit. The local coastline and countryside are also very scenic and add to the grandeur of the location.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Globalcitizen003
    18 contributions
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    We booked in at the last minute on our last day on King Island. It turned out to be the highlight of the trip! Our 3 kids had never ridden a horse before. Mick and his wife made sure that they had calm and steady horses as well as provided them with enough instruction so they felt comfortable. We rode to the top of their property and took in the amazing views and also learned about some of the shipwrecks. Again, this was the highlight of our trip and the kids are still talking about the experience. A must do!!!
    Written 11 March 2019
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  • SabineBogeCro
    Egham, UK274 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tucked away in the southwest of King Island in the Seal Rocks State Reserve this is rightly one of the Must Do's on this small island. A short walk (630 meters) from the car park, or about 4km from nearby Seal Rocks Lookout via the signposted Caves Creek Track, the info boards by the Lookout give a great insight into the history of this special formation.
    The Calcified Forest is not the same as petrified forests that visitors may be more familiar with.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,830 contributions
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    This is an excellent local museum, locate in the lighthouse keeper's house (1880), one of the most historic buildings in KI. It also occupies a prominent site overlooking the town and its picturesque harbour. In some ways the museum is typical of many small-town museums with many rooms overcrowded with old items. As you might expect for King Island, the information on the island's many shipwrecks is particularly strong, with two 'Shipwreck rooms' including one dedicated to the Cataraqui, wrecked here in 1840 with the loss of 399 lives. It was Australia's worst civil maritime disaster. The shed featuring the original crystal lens from the Cape Wickham lighthouse was another highlight. It was reassembled without any instructions by in its entirety by volunteers. A massive achievement I thought. The museum is definitely worth a look - for an hour or two
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • blamon
    Sydney, Australia130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This little spot is a worthwhile stop when touring the island How surprised we were to see a box with binoculars suppllied to use when coming from Sydney you would never see this.
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,830 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While Penny's Lagoon is a very rare 'perched' lake (only about three in the world) it is also worth visiting because it is a beautiful, tranquil spot. The lake and its surrounds are a delight and there are good BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities on-site. We had a nice wade in the shallows and the water temp was very tolerable (in March). Not sure how deep it is in the middle - or if you do a circuit walk around the lake. There was no sign to this effect and in parts there was thick vegetation on the water's edge.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Violetmags
    Sydney64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of hand made art and crafts in a large building on Currie Harbor. Some fabulous paintings. Includes ceramics/furniture.
    Written 1 March 2023
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  • Ricardio
    Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First two rounds of a golf trip. A must play course, but tougher than its island Neighbour. Very heavy and deep rough, with not much 2nd cut. Also the layout is stretched, so when walking, even with taking all the short cuts, its a 12 klm walk, Similar to Cape Wickham, currently with no on course accommodation, but is located much closer to the airport, and Currie township only 5klms away
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Anita T
    Forster, Australia98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on a group tour and didn’t have time to get up close to this very interesting looking lighthouse in Currie which overlooks the harbour.
    It is actually older than the Eiffel Tower and was made redundant and turned off in 1989.
    With much local lobbying the light was reignited in 1995.
    It has recently had a make over and it looks like it may soon be used by climbing tours.
    Written 7 March 2023
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  • T6993KXdavidm
    Bathurst, Australia781 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found a number of walking tracks suitable to my level of fitness. Very interesting flora and fauna
    Looking forward to my next visit
    Written 23 October 2018
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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,830 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on a tour of KI and found many of the island's attractions a bit ho-hum. A definite exception to this is the King Island Dairy, where we were able to taste a variety of exception cheeses (for free) and then purchase from their on-site shop for what seemed very reasonable prices. Many of the cheeses for tasting and sale here are not available from regular retail outlets. Our favourite was the Stokes Point Smoked Cheddar, though think the Lighthouse Blue Brie ran it a close second.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • KMB
    Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The King Island Museum holds an extensive collection of artefacts that tell a detailed story of the island. The exhibition is divided into themed rooms such as natural history, shipwrecks and agriculture. We were shown around by Ruth who gave us lots of information and told us some interesting anecdotes.
    The view of Currie Harbour from the path between the museum and the lighthouse is beautiful.
    Written 11 January 2023
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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,830 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Martha Lavinia beach - named for a shipwreck, what else would you expect on King Island? - is a breathtaking stretch of golden sand on KI's relatively isolated NE coast. It is renowned for having a great surf break but there was nothing happening when we visited, very calm conditions. It was also completely deserted ... not a soul in either direction for miles. It is a long, long way from Bondi!
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,078 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This shop is located in a building on the left hand side of the main Currie - Wickham road at Reekara if heading to Cape Wickham. It is just over 20 klms from Currie.

    The range and variety of the kelp handicrafts was quite amazing. There are some very innovative and imaginary people around. Unfortunately none of the kelp items appealed to us.

    Of more interest were the paintings, needlework, jewellery, wooden goods and other hand made items on display. We did purchase two beautifully knitted beanies.

    Worth a look if travelling to Cape Wickham.
    Written 8 May 2022
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