Bass Strait Islands
Carved by the treacherous waters of Bass Strait, King Island and Flinders Island are unique destinations unto themselves, with plenty to see and do. Sparsely populated, the islands hold great natural beauty with long sandy beaches, huge lichen-covered boulders, lagoons and rugged mountain ranges. Experience the remoteness, rich history and delicious local produce that make these islands so special.
Flinders Island, Bass Strait
Flinders Island is the main island of the Furneaux group, a collection of 52 islands that stretch across the Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia. Steeped in history with stunning flora and natural features, Flinders Island is a touch of paradise waiting for you to discover. Much of the region is still exactly as Matthew Flinders found it when he first explored this area 200 years ago.
These remarkable ‘mountains in the sea,’ offer you the holiday experience of a lifetime. Here, you can get away from it all in an inspiring world of sparkling beaches, rugged ranges, abundant wildlife, and clear sapphire waters. With activities including boating, climbing, fishing, and exploring historic sites, Flinders Island has much to offer.
Mountain Seas Resort, Flinders Island
The boutique Mountain Seas Lodge is located in one of the most idyllic spots on the Island, in the shadow of Mt Strzelecki, close to Trousers Point. Enjoy ocean and mountain views, enchanting bush walks, organic gardens, ponds, streams, an abundance of wildlife and the cleanest water and air in the world. Known for its fabulous food, using locally grown produce wherever possible, it’s the perfect destination to relax.
King Island, Bass Strait
Just a short hop from Melbourne, King Island in Bass Strait beckons visitors with the promise of rugged beauty, wilderness, adventure, history, stunning views, incredible fresh produce and world-class golf.
King Island is famous for food exports with a range of produce being sought by the world’s top chefs. Succulent beef, rich gourmet cheese at the acclaimed King Island Dairy, and crayfish plucked from the Island’s crystal-clear waters are but three of the delicacies you can enjoy on your visit.
Wild Harvest restaurant, voted best fine dining 2022 in Australia by TripAdvisor, offers exceptional food, with a degustation menu offered on Saturdays, or on request with notice.
Bass Lodge, King Island
Bass Lodge (formerly Taraki Lodge) is a luxurious, private 4 bedroom/4 bathroom house 15 minutes outside of Currie. With its exquisite location, panoramic vistas, luxe cedar amenities and private beach access, Bass Lodge brings cosy refinement to the brazen beauty of the Bass Strait’s crown jewel. Bass Lodge offers guests the opportunity to relax in total privacy, whilst indulging on King Island’s famous local produce and embracing the endless spectacular vistas. The four beautifully appointed bedrooms feature king beds, each with ensuite. Unwind and immerse yourself in the beachfront environment with your private outdoor sauna and sunken timber hot tub. Indoors has been thoughtfully designed with relaxation in mind. Little details combine to create your sanctuary, with a fireplace, gourmet kitchen and bespoke touches.
A commitment to environmental sustainability has shaped and styled the architecture of Bass Lodge, with the collection and conservation of rainwater, water recycling, double glazing, efficient energy with hot water, plus an ongoing regeneration program of planting native species as part of limiting the impact and to protect local flora and fauna.
Breakfast supplies are included on the first morning, and can be arranged for each morning if you wish. We can also organise a part-prepared dinner or BBQ to suit your tastes.
Cape Wickham Golf Links, King Island
The magnificent Cape Wickham Golf Links is world-class, ranked #2 in Australia. A unique collection of coastal holes cleverly routed around Cape Wickham Lighthouse, every hole on the course has an ocean view, which is extremely rare, and no 2 holes are the same. The undulating course normally plays firm, allowing the imagination to go wild with limitless shot-making possibilities. Tees, Fairways and Greens are all seeded with fescue grass, following in the footsteps of the old traditional links courses in Scotland and Ireland. Lunch is available at the Cape Wickham Clubhouse.