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King Island Interlude

Tasmania

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Tour summary

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Unearth natural wonders, heritage icons and local taste sensations on this remote outpost in the Bass Strait. Local guides with insider knowledge will escort you to the island's most famous landmarks including Shag Lagoon, the Shannon Wreck, Disappointment Bay, the Wickham Lighthouse and the Hybrid Power Station. We'll discover local cheeses, visit a beef farm and dine on culinary delights created by renown local chefs.

Departure location:
Melbourne Airport
Return location:
Melbourne Airport
Tour duration:
4
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

25 September 2024

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Tour experiences:

9 Meals 2 Eco Experiences 2 Heritage Experiences

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King Island Interlude

Tour pricing

Twin Share
$
3550
pp
Sole Use
$
3950
pp
Deposit:
$1200pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

Deposit of $1200pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.

Tour inclusions

  • Return economy class Carbon Neutralflights to King Island via Melbourne ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
  • Fully escorted by an experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host
  • Town tour of Currie
  • 3 nights King Island; King Island Dairy tour and tasting
  • Shag Lagoon; Quarantine Bay
  • Whistler Point; Yellow Rock River; Shannon Wreck
  • Property tour and Paddock to Plate lunch
  • Cape Wickham Lighthouse
  • Penny’s Lagoon; Martha Lavinia Beach
  • Disappointment Bay
  • Penguins at Grassy Harbour
  • Kelp Factory and harvest process
  • Calcified Forest
  • Hybrid Power Station
  • 9 meals
  • Locally operated coach travel

Limit of 15kgs of checked luggage and 6kgs of carry-on luggage per paying customer

Additional information

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Unpack once
Unpack once
Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Flight included
Flight included
Coach
Coach
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Melbourne Airport
Returns
Melbourne Airport

Day

1

King Island

Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Unpack once
Unpack once
Local guide
Local guide
Coach
Coach

Flying Carbon Neutral into Melbourne, we transfer for our flight to King Island. This peaceful paradise greets us with beautiful beaches and world class produce, including succulent beef, rich gourmet cheese and the freshest seafood. We check-in, then make our way to King Island Dairy to learn about the local dairy industry and enjoy a tasting of their renowned cheeses. Our local guide then takes us on a Town Tour of Currie, the island’s main township, to stroll the streets before returning to our hotel. This evening we dine at the motel.

**Please note: Accommodation on King Island is a mix of motel rooms and cabins which can be  requested at time of booking. Itinerary scheduling may vary on tour depending on King Island weather and flight times.

AccomModation
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Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

King Island

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Today takes us to the north of the island, where we start by visiting Shag Lagoon, a premium bird watching spot home to many migratory birds, including the endangered Orange-bellied Parrot. We break in Quarantine Bay for morning tea where we learn about Whistler Point, Christmas Island and New Year Island. We learn all about the Shannon Wreck site at Yellow Rock River. From Paddock to Plate, we enjoy lunch made on the property from home-grown products. Next we continue on to Cape Wickham Lighthouse, the tallest in the southern hemisphere, then head across the Cape Wickham Golf Course, the number one ranked public course in Australia. We travel on to Disappointment Bay, Penny’s Lagoon and Martha Lavinia Beach, considered one of the world’s best surf breaks. After dinner, we go down to the harbour to watch the local penguins making their way home for the night.

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Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

3

King Island

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide

Heading south today, we visit King Island’s Kelp Factory, discovering one of the island’s largest industries. At British Admiral Beach we see where harvesters collect the kelp which is then processed for a wide variety of uses. At the seaside township of Naracoopa we visit Sea Elephant Bay which is steeped in history. On our way to the intriguing Calcified Forest we learn about King Island’s first settling family at Surprise Bay. We’ll take in views of King Island’s spectacular rugged coastline, home to Australia’s worst peacetime maritime disaster, then travel to Seal Rocks and Ettrick Bay. At Millers Bay we view the island’s advanced hybrid power station. This evening we dine at View Dining, where the menu incorporates many of King Island’s products.

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Dinner
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

4

King Island - Melbourne Airport

Flight included
Flight included
Coach
Coach

This morning we head to King Island Airport for our Carbon Neutral flight to Melbourne and our journey home.

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Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

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