Welcome to paradise!
This little island in the Bass Straight punches above its weight when it comes to food and produce. Whether it’s beef, wine or seafood, King Island is a foodie’s delight. And of course, there’s the cheese – glorious cheese! King Island is home to some of Australia’s best!
Getting There and Around
There are flights to King Island available from multiple locations in Tasmania as well as from Melbourne.
You will need to hire a car when you arrive because there is no public transport on the island. Alternatively, experience the island on an organised tour.
What to See (... and eat ... and drink)
King Island Dairy
When in Rome … eat cheese. King Island Dairy is King Island’s best cheese store and factory. They offer free cheese tasting but we bet you’ll be buying some once you’ve tried it.
Wild Harvest Restaurant
In the village of Grassy on King Island’s south eastern coastline, Wild Harvest Restaurant could be the island’s premier location for sampling its famed fresh produce. This is definitely one for the seafood lovers.
Grassy Penguin Colony
While you’re in Grassy, why not pop over to the local fairy penguin colony. Around dusk you will see the cutest birds on earth come in from the sea to hunker down for the night in their burrows.
Cape Wickham Lighthouse
Right up the opposite end of the island you can find Cape Wickham lighthouse – the largest granite lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere. This area provides spectacular views of the rugged coast on the north side of the island.