King Island North West Region TAS
King Island lies off the north-west coast of Tasmania, surrounded by a rugged coastline with fresh seafood, famously good produce and some of the cleanest air in the world.
It's quiet and easy going here, but there's something interesting at every turn - from a lighthouse and offshore shipwrecks - to the island's great nature walks and unique wildlife, including the elusive platypus and rare orange-bellied parrots.
There are also two stunning world-class golf courses on the island, Cape Wickham (24th best in the world according to Golf Digest) and Ocean Dunes, both seaside courses designed in the Scottish links tradition.
Uncover the island's stories at the museum and cultural centre in the town of Currie or take a guided or DIY trail of the island's produce, culture, history, flora and fauna.
Surf's up for serious board riders and kite surfers and divers, with plenty of other ways to work up an appetite before sampling the island's famous cheese and dairy products, seafood, beef, honey and fruit and veggies at a farm gate or eatery.
Catch dinner on a charter boat or pick up a picnic hamper for an alfresco feast, King Island-style. Food is king here, and the island's annual Long Table Festival puts the island's fresh produce front and centre.
Accommodation includes everything from campsites to cute B&Bs and friendly hotels.
King Island is 80 kilometres north-west of mainland Tasmania, accessible by air from Melbourne, Launceston and Burnie–Wynyard.