King Island lies north-west of Tasmania in the path of the Roaring Forties, the ever-present westerlies that circle the world's southern latitudes. It's an island of long, empty beaches and clean, fresh air, of offshore reefs, rocky coasts, dairy farms, lighthouses and shipwrecks. It is renowned for award-winning creamy cheeses, succulent beef produced on lush pastures, and fresh seafood. King Islanders have a special relationship with the sea. The island's kelpies gather bull kelp tossed ashore by storms, while cray fishermen and abalone divers harvest rich catches from beneath the surface. On King Island's flat farmlands, beef and dairy cattle
In 2001, a national conservation restrictive covenant was entered into to ensure 'protection in perpetuity', and proclaimed this 100 acres - Pegarah Private Nature Reserve. It offers an extensive network of comfortable walking tracks through aged, intact, towering Blackwood and Eucalyptus forests, creek and giant man fern rainforest landscapes and King Island scrub complex with abundant sightings of rare and unique King Island birds, flora and fauna. The essence of King Island is the people and the place - 'Parenna Place.' An all-season, comfortable, welcoming gathering place set in an ancient, secluded, natural environment. Warm up with the wood fire
King Island Coach Tours offer tours of the Island’s well-known landmarks and attractions. You can visit the famous King Island Dairy, take an evening penguin watching tour, or visit the Cape Wickham lighthouse – the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere. King Island Coach Tours also offers accommodation packages on the Island, and you will be provided with morning and/or afternoon tea, and lunch (depending on tour length) on all of their tours.