King Island, Tasmania
“KI” is a slab of Tasmania, “stranded like a runaway lost at sea”, standing defiantly at the western end of Bass Strait and in the teeth of the Roaring Forties — so hold on to your hat. Shipwreck survivors and sealers were the first Europeans to settle, even if unintentionally, on this fertile 1100sqkm island. Farmers and herders followed, and later tungsten miners. More recently came tourists and sea-changers, and today the island is renowned for its quality beef, lobster and wickedly good blue cheese. There are shipwrecks, seal colonies, dolphins and rare waterbirds. Add golfing and cold water waves, plus accommodation in the three towns, Currie, Grassy and Narracoopa.
Read the full story here.
You may also like
In ancient footsteps of Maori ancestors
Every time hiking guide Kahurangi Mahuika-Wilson glimpses Fiordland’s Mt Tutoko, he feels chuffed.
One year on, a waking world
On March 13, 2020, I was in Musandam, the northern peninsula of Oman which pokes up into the Strait of Homuz. Iran was about 40km away.
Time to plan for a cruisy future
Forward thinking cruise travellers are picking up bargains, with good solid options for changing or cancelling travel.