King Island, Tasmania, Australia
King Island is located in Bass Strait, off the north-western tip of the main island of Tasmania, about half way between Tasmania and Victoria. The main towns on the island are Currie, Grassy and Naracoopa.
King Island is famous for two things - seafood, especially lobster (Crayfish), and King Island dairy products. The grass on the island produces extremely rich and creamy milk that local dairies turn that into delicious brie, camembert etc.
Things to see and do
* King Island Dairy
* King Island Grazing Trails
* King Island Historical Museum
* Currie Lighthouse Tour
* King Island Alpacas
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population –1,800 approx
Land Area – 1,098 km²
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The main port is located at Currie.
Travel Links – Primary access to King Island is by aeroplane into Currie, using one of the small regional airlines based in Melbourne or northern Tasmania.
Although you can get to King Island by private boat, there is no ferry service.