Best Free Things to Do in King Island

THE 5 BEST Free Things to Do in King Island

Best Free Things to Do in King Island

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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,909 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • SabineBogeCro
    Egham, UK570 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, Australia3,909 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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  • blamon
    Sydney, Australia128 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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  • Violetmags
    Sydney60 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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  • Cheryleen Bran... C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a lovely lady who knew how to get the most out of our tasting experience. The platter we had was a reflection of our tasting experience preferences. Had a great bottle of wine with the cheese.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia11,515 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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  • James G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heidi is such a lovely person to meet and learn from when you hear her give insight into not only her liquor making but also the island itself. It was a great experience sharing some laughs while we had some taste tests. I happily bought some delicious spirits to take home. Heidi's take on limencello in particular was fantastic and it pleasently surprised my father in law. Will visit again on our next trip to King Island.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Rowan R Cortona
    Cortona, Italy272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heidi provides a great tour of her gins and other drinks
    We really enjoyed our visit
    Loved the Navy strength gin in particular
    Written 3 March 2024
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