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King Island Interlude

Tasmania

Coach
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Eco
Eco

Tour summary

EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $200 Per Couple or $100 Sole Use for November Bookings - Book by 30 June 2021

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

01 November 2021 08 November 2021

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King Island Interlude

Tour pricing

Twin Share
$
2799
pp
Sole Use
$
3190
pp
Deposit:
$1,200 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

DEPOSIT

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

N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

  • Return economy class flights to King Island via Melbourne ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
  • Town tour of Currie
  • 3 nights King Island; King Island Dairy tour and tasting
  • Welcome dinner prepared by chef Dwayne Rooks
  • Shag Lagoon; Quarantine Bay
  • Whistler Point; Yellow Rock River; Shannon Wreck
  • Property tour and Paddock to Plate lunch with Tom Perry and Ana Pimenta
  • Cape Wickham Lighthouse
  • Martha Lavinia Reserve; Penny’s Lagoon; Martha Lavinia Beach
  • Disappointment Bay
  • Dinner at Wild Harvest
  • Penguins at Grassy Harbour
  • Kelp Factory and harvest process
  • Calcified Forest
  • Lunch at Grassy Boat Club
  • Hybrid Power Station
  • 8 meals; Locally operated comfort plus coach travel
  • Limit of 15kgs of checked luggage and 6kgs of carry-on luggage per paying customer

Additional information

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

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • 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
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • 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
Learn more about our fitness levels
Coach
Coach
Eco experience
Eco experience
Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Unpack once
Unpack once
Walking component
Walking component

Itinerary

Departs
Fly Into Melbourne Airport
Returns
Fly out from Melbourne Airport

Day

1

King Island

Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Unpack once
Unpack once

Flying 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. King Island is sure to awaken all your senses. 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, where there’s time to stroll the streets before returning to our hotel. This evening we dine at the motel with our meal being prepared by one of King Island’s top chefs.

**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.

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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 birdwatching 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. Then we pay a visit to locals Tom Perry and Ana Pimenta for a property tour to learn about their beef production. 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, which is ranked as the number 1 public course in Australia. We travel on to Disappointment Bay (which is anything but), Penny’s Lagoon and Martha Lavinia Beach, considered one of the world’s best surf breaks. After dinner at Wild Harvest, we go down to the harbour to watch the local penguins making their way home for the night. After which we will do the same.

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Included meals
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. Lunch will be served at the Grassy Boat Club, home to magnificent ocean racing yachts. Next we pass the Surprise Bay Pastoral Company. 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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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

4

King Island - Melbourne

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

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

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