King Island Adventure 4 Days FOR ONLY
$TBA
3 - 6 April 2013
   

At the western entrance to Bass Strait lies an idyllic place known as King Island. An island rich in history, with shipwrecks, lighthouses and jagged reefs, bountiful with long stretching sandy beaches and lush green pasture. This little paradise produces some of Australia's finest natural foods and is probably best known for beef, cheese, crayfish & abalone, yet there is more to this 64km long by 27km wide stretch of land than first meets the eye.

King Islanders have a special relationship with the sea. The Kelpies harvest bull kelp tossed onto the shore, while cray fishermen and abalone divers fish the rich waters. Beef and dairy cattle shelter behind thick tea-tree hedges on the flat farmlands. Lush grass is the secret of the succulent local beef, rich cream and superb, hand-made cheeses.

The most pleasant surprise will be the warm King Island welcome everywhere we go. On country roads you’ll get a wave from every vehicle we pass - remember to wave back.

 

Tour Highlights Include:

  • Fly from Sydney to King Island via Melbourne, return
  • On arrival at King Island be greated by our local guide
  • Spend all 3 nights at the one motel with one of the islands finest restaurants onsite
  • See the King Island Museum, housed in the old Lighthouse Keeper's residence
  • Get insight into the history of King Island including early settlement and shipwrecks of which there are many
  • Visit the Kelp Industries Factory for an interesting look at a uniquely successful industry
  • There is an opportunity for an optional at own expense tour to see the Fairy Penguins in their own natural enviroment
  • See the Shannon Shipwreck, a paddle steamer which was once the pride of the Murray River
  • Admire Yellow Rock Beach, a tidal river and bird haven
  • See Cape Whickham Lighthouse - built in 1861 - the tallest lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Witness Penny's Lagoon, a suspended lake where the water is held by compacted sand and vegetation, one of only 3 in the world
  • Admire Martha Lavinia Beach, with miles of pale sand
  • A must for all visitors is a trip to the famous King Island Dairy, remowned worlwide for its range of speciality cheeses
  • Travel past Cataraqui Point, where just off shore lies the site of Australia's worst peacetime maritime disasters
  • Witness the Calcified Forest, the 7,000 year old remains of an ancient forest
  • See the Seal Rocks on the south west coast
  • Visit the once thriving mining town of Grassy as well as the town of Naracoopa
  • See the Currie Lighthouse, Currie Harbour and the Currie Cemetery
Just to name a few...

CALL US ON 02 9793 7960 FOR A COMPLETE BROCHURE

PRICE IS BASED ON PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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