Glimpse of King Island Day Tour
We start our day heading north where we visit Shag Lagoon as our first stop. This is where we take in some of the island's wetland species and birds such as swans, ducks and Cape Baron geese.
We head further north to King Island Kelp Craft where we take in a very iconic craft set up in one of King Island's old schools, now under the care of the King Island Lions Club who maintain it as a community facility. From here we visit Quarantine Bay overlooking the two islands off King Island's coast (Christmas and New Years island) with a fascinating history.
We are in for a treat at our next location, Disappointment Bay, which is anything but disappointing.
This is one of King Island's most stunning beaches.
If you’re a fan of light houses then you are in for a real treat at our next location. We visit Cape Wickham light house, Australia’s tallest light house with a fantastic story to tell. The light house overlooks our next location, Cape Wickham golf course.
It is Australia’s number one public access golf course and 24th in the world - a stunning location which is a lovely place to view our grand old lighthouse and coast even if you don’t like golf.
Our next location is one of King Island's largest reserves - Martha Lavinia - and a Ramsar site of international importance with a very special lagoon, many endangered bird species and one of Australia’s top surf beaches. From here we head for lunch in the main township of Currie.
After lunch we visit one of King Island's most iconic industries which is King Island Kelp Industries, taking in the export factory drying racks and the coast it’s harvested from.
Next we visit the coastal town of Naracoopa, covering the mineral sand mine, the island's location where English and French explorers first set foot on the island at the same time.
While on the mining track we visit the island's second largest town, Grassy. Grassy is the old mining town and gateway to King Island's freight with its deep water port.
We then visit my home land, the south of the island and head to my favourite place on King Island: Seal Rocks. This is a dramatic and stunning location which is breathtaking nomatter what the weather, and you can get a glimpse of our final location.
The Calcified Forest which is a 1.2k short walk on an excellent easy gradient track to discover a natural phenomenon which has to be seen to be believed.
From here we make our way back to your accommodation. On our return trip we cover the first settlers and the Bowling family and their farm which is on our way out of the Seal Rocks reserve.