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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » King Island April 1st 2024

It's hard to believe, but this only the third blog about King Island on Travelblog, the last one is not new either, dating from 2008! I had no idea about this place up to recently after sharing some golfing conversations with few Aussies about the best golf courses in Australia. Cape Wickham came in, and I did my homework to find out more about it. The next step was to organize this little one week trip with my lovely wife to Tasmania. Tanya flew in Melbourne from Bali, an easy short 6 hours direct flight. Mine was a little longer starting in Durban, South Africa. I was more than happy to find a good upgrade by miles deal with Emirates, flying on top of the big bird all the way from Joburg to Melbourne via Dubai. ... read more
Small plane...short ride...
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enjoying the view with a nice Pinot Noir....from Yarra Valley...

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » King Island April 4th 2008

King Island. As poet Robert Frost said, we have found a “road less travelled” again for a wonderful vacation. A short aeroplane flight on a small Piper Chieftain, one hour from Melbourne, took us three hundred kilometres south to King Island, Tasmania. King Island is a beautiful parallel universe a short distance from Australia’s second biggest city that might as well be a million miles away in time and space. We spent a restful six days there: meeting the locals; driving; bushwalking and sampling the wonderful local produce. There was plenty to do and no hustle and bustle. Where can you go these days where you don't have to lock your car and house. NO CRIME! The locals even leave their keys in the ignition of their cars. The whole of King Island has only two ... read more
Leaving Melbourne for our adventure.
Over Bass Strait
King Island

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » King Island November 10th 2005

ON MY WAY TO KING ISLAND & THEN ON TO MELBOURNE. AFTER A NIGHT IN MELBOURNE ON TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA & MEETING UP WITH MY FRIENDS.... read more
KING ISLAND FROM THE AIR
KING ISLAND ROCKY CLIFF




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