Five reasons for a King Island getaway
The impressive Cape Wickham Lighthouse, at 48 metres, is Australia's tallest lighthouse, and is also the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Five reasons for a King Island getaway

A peaceful Tasmanian island that lies off the far north-west corner of the state, King Island is an unsuspecting front-runner of truly epic Cradle Coast experiences. Running on island time, the locals operate at a slower, more laid back pace with a fierce passion for their incredible landscape and patch of island paradise.

If you're looking for a unique getaway with wonderful food, gorgeous scenery, activities and a peaceful backdrop for relaxing, then look no further than this little island between Tasmania and Victoria. Here are five of our favourite reasons to visit this special place.

World-class golfing

Cape Wickham links is a world-renowned golf course, offering 18 holes and sitting in a picturesque part of the island 48 kilometres north of Currie. It opened to the public in October 2015 and attracts talented and avid golfers from around Australia and internationally. Even if you're not a golfer, it's worth a visit to the links on a King Island visit if not just to snap a few photos of the pristine greens.

Cheese, please!

King Island Dairies offers some of the tastiest, creamiest cheese you will probably ever try. Their motto of "no ordinary island, no ordinary cheese" is definitely something they live up to, and you're able to witness that when you visit. King Island has a unique microclimate, mineral rich soils, abundant rainfall and lush pastures. All of these attributes help to create the perfect environment for farming. All of the cheeses from King Island Dairy are made on King Island, from a handful of local farms.

Meat your beef

Meat your beef is a unique farm tour opportunity for visitors to learn more about where their ethically and sustainably produced beef comes from. King Island Farm Tours offer a 1.5 hours tour if their 2,000 acre beef property on the North of King Island with a paddock to plate experience. They run approximately 1,500 head of cattle in their beautiful environment and their cattle are 100% grass fed, hormone free with no antibiotics. A family-run business, the "Meet Your Beef" tour aims to provide you with an authentic King Island experience.

Because the seafood doesn't get any fresher than this...

The coastal waters around King Island provide the local seamen with delicious, fresh seafood, with regular catches including rock lobster, oysters and king crab. Savour your seafood with an epic coastal view at Boomerang by the Sea Restaurant, which offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Insta-worthy waves

The beaches spanning the circumference of King Island are all picturesque, but the waves at Martha Lavinia Beach on King Island's north-east corner attract avid surfers and wave-watchers alike. The entire Lavinia State Reserve contains spectacular coastal and bush scenery, wildlife and lagoon wetland. Non-surfing visitors can enjoy bush walking, swimming, bird-watching and fishing. The northern section contains two fresh water lakes and a gorgeous white sandy beach that seemingly spans on and on. Enjoy a picnic or a barbecue and take in the magnificent landscape that so many people travel to see.

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