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Tasmanian Borders Update

Winter on King Island has been picture perfect with beautiful, crisp sunny days bookended between glorious sunrises and sunsets. The shame is that we haven’t been able to share such beauty and tranquility with visitors to our island. Recent announcements from the Tasmanian Premier suggest this is soon to change. Read More
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Looking Forward

Especially in the winter months, we all need something to look forward to. No matter how much visitors to King Island love sitting around a log fire with a glass of something tasty and rugging up for a long walk on a beautiful, empty beach there’s still something special about… Read More
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Back To The Beach

This is an exciting week on King Island as locals are able to return to their beautiful beaches after a brief period of closure. Surfing, fishing, swimming and walking are some of the staple pastimes for King Islanders and the return of these activities marks the first few footsteps on… Read More
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Emergency Information

There is currently an outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with confirmed cases in Australia. As the situation continues to evolve, it is important that you seek up-to-date information from the relevant authorities. For further details click here. Regrettably, upcoming events such as the King Island Long Table Food… Read More
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King Island Events

King Islanders tend to be pretty much the best kind of people but if they have a flaw it would be related to their lack of punctuality or their inability to plan ahead. Maybe it’s all part of the island time culture or a reflection of the general laid-back feeling… Read More
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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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