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
King Island Dairy, on King Island in Bass Strait, is one of Australia's most famous cheese producers. King Island marks the western edge of Bass Strait, 80 kilometres north west of Tasmania and south of Cape Otway, Victoria. King Island Dairy produces high quality, French-style camembert, brie and blue cheeses, along with traditional cheddars, hard cheeses, yoghurt and delectable, thick clotted cream. Multi-award winning cheeses are created here from milk produced by the Island's 25 dairy farms and 7,500 dairy cows. You can visit the Fromagerie to sample the King Island range of products and see cheeses maturing in the
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.