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Splendid Isolation

Some people, locals and visitors alike, often think of King Island as being isolated from the rest of the world. Located in the middle of Bass Strait, some 250 km from the mainland of Tasmania and Australia, this iconic slice of rock, sand and pasture can sometimes feel… Read More
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Saluting Event Volunteers

The first few months of each and every year on King Island are packed with exciting and varied events, none of which would occur without support from an army of local volunteers. For an island with a population of some 1600 people to hold a weekend-long music festival, a… Read More
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Mixed Emotions

King Islanders have complicated feelings about many aspects of life; the weather, the isolation and of course the footy. However, August has seen many locals struggling to come to terms with equal parts grief and joy concerning a change of management at the popular Bischoff’s Cafe. Of course everyone is… Read More
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Shipwrecks & Safe Havens

King Island has a rich and sometimes terrible history of shipwrecks. The rocks surrounding this treacherous stretch of shoreline have many varied tales to tell. Some are tales of survival celebrated by the descendants of those were fortunate enough to reach shore. The Netherby was a three-masted clipper which had already… Read More
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Farm Tours

One of the most memorable aspects of the King Island Long Table is the Farm & Produce Tour which enriches and enhances the dining experience at the heart of this exceptional festival of food. The tours provide an immersion into the lives of King Islanders but also serves as an… Read More
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Cheese Of The Day

Recent visitors to King Island could be forgiven for thinking this summer couldn’t get any better after the amazing Australia Day celebrations and a full weekend of the Festival of King Island all played out on a backdrop of glorious sunshine. However, things most definitely have improved with King Island… Read More
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Perspectives 2017

Portside Gallery will be presenting a wonderfully eclectic exhibition of work by local artists opening on Thursday 30th November at 7.00 PM. The exhibition will be opened by Nicholas Cooper who is a long time art-aficionado and a notable supporter of local artists. The exhibiting artists include Dianne Blake, Caroline Kininmoth, Marilyn Chapman,… Read More
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Sou’Wester

The newest business to join the local tourism group and support growth on King Island is Sou’wester, owned and operated by King Island locals Richard Collins and Megan Chivers. Richard and Megan recently designed and built their dream home in Currie and are so proud of their achievement that… Read More
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Wild Harvest

Wild Harvest has won no end of accolades since the doors first opened in October 2015. This restaurant, located on the south-east coast of King Island in Grassy, has succeeded in its aim of showcasing the best of King Island’s abundant produce in an unrivalled gastronomical experience. If the… Read More
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