Must-do experiences on King Island
King Island Dairy
Taste some award-winning cheese at King Island Dairy, founded in the early 1900’s. Their soft white, blue vein, washed rind and cheddar cheese is loved throughout Australia.
King Island Seafoods
Choose rock lobster, king crab or oysters for dinner from King Island Seafoods and check out the views from the Boathouse - a restaurant with no food - where you bring your own ingredients, cook and wash up after yourself.
Visit the island’s southern tip and take the 30-minute return walk to the Calcified Forest – an ancient forest rapidly covered by sand that has since receded, leaving strange limestone structures.
Drive to the northern-most tip at Cape Wickham and visit the southern hemisphere’s tallest lighthouse constructed in the 1860’s.
Visit Penny's Lagoon, a rare perched lake found in only three locations in the world, and swim in the perfectly turquoise water. Take the loop walk and see wallabies and birds.
Play a round of golf on two world-class golf courses, according to Golf Digest. Cape Wickham is an 18-hole links course voted Australia’s best public access course and Ocean Dunes a Scottish Links course overlooking the Great Southern Ocean.
Follow the King Island Maritime Trail for stories of heroic and heart-breaking shipwrecks. There have been over 100 around the island with interpretation sites explaining the major wrecks.
King Island Historical Museum
Visit the King Island Historical Museum at Currie in a former lighthouse-keeper's cottage to see relics from shipwrecks and learn about the island’s seafaring history. Open October - May.