Girt by sea ... the view across Killiecrankie Bay on Flinders Island.

A tale of two islands

On the chalk-and-cheese isles of Flinders and King, Andrew Bain satisfies his appetite and sense of adventure.

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the Boathouse is a local favourite, King Island

Honest to goodness

In a place plump with gourmet promise, Lee Atkinson puts her trust in a restaurant with no food.

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Cracker barrels and cheese

From outstanding breaks to the produce of its celebrated dairy, Sam Vincent revels in the best King Island has to offer.

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King Island - Fast Facts

King Island
Historically important island famous for its dairy produce
Located approximately 80 km northeast of Tasmania and about 90 km southeast of Cape Otway on the Victorian coast, King Island, with a population of over 2 500, is one of Australia's undiscovered island retreats. Windswept, rainy (it has an annual rainfall of over 1000 mm), rugged and attractive it boasts over 145 km of untouched coastline, an estimated 57 offshore wrecks (a legacy of the dangers of trying to cross and pass through Bass Strait in inclement weather) and a wide and unusual variety of seabirds and wildlife.

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King Island - Eat

King Island
Historically important island famous for its dairy produce
Located approximately 80 km northeast of Tasmania and about 90 km southeast of Cape Otway on the Victorian coast, King Island, with a population of over 2 500, is one of Australia's undiscovered island retreats. Windswept, rainy (it has an annual rainfall of over 1000 mm), rugged and attractive it boasts over 145 km of untouched coastline, an estimated 57 offshore wrecks (a legacy of the dangers of trying to cross and pass through Bass Strait in inclement weather) and a wide and unusual variety of seabirds and wildlife.

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