King Island Escape

Tour Duration:
3 Days

Just a short hop from Melbourne, King Island in Bass Strait beckons visitors with the promise of rugged beauty, wilderness, adventure, history, stunning views and incredible fresh produce.

Our King Island Escape tour maximises your exploration with two full nights and days on the island with a local expert, experiencing its hidden gems by 4WD.

Tour Highlights

  • Adventurous 4WD tour
  • Paddock to Plate dining
  • Dining at Wild Harvest Restaurant
  • Tasty King Island Dairy
  • Unique Calcified Forest
  • Flightseeing over the 12 Apostles
  • Dramatic Seal Rocks
"We thoroughly enjoyed this experience - the amazing sights, the remote places, the resilient people and the wonderful pilot who guided us through it all."
Helen G

Touring route

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Tour Itinerary: King Island Escape

B,L,D: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 1: Melbourne to King Island (D)

A 3.00pm departure from Moorabbin Airport to King Island will get you a fabulous view of the heads of Port Phillip Bay as you fly south across Bass Strait.

King Island Tours will guide you on the island, beginning with a transfer to your hotel in Grassy. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the balcony overlooking Bass Strait, before a fine dining experience at the incredible Wild Harvest Restaurant.

2 nights: King Island Wilderness Retreat

Day 2: King Island (B,L,D)

Your day kicks off with the 4WD Hidden Southern Experience, where you’ll discover bays and coves not generally seen by visitors, traversing private property and, in some cases, going off-road.

Get your camera out for the dramatic Seal Rocks. Then visit the 7,000-year-old Calcified Forest, where a short walk will work up an appetite for a white tablecloth paddock-to-plate lunch.

Set the rest of the afternoon to relax mode, with visits to some more local sites, and an early arrival back at your retreat for dinner.

Day 3: King Island to Melbourne (B,L)

Head to the picturesque hamlet of Naracoopa, then to the western side of the island with a stop at the unique kelp factory. Continue to British Admiral Beach with its tragic shipwreck history, the local museum, and then finish with cheeses from the famous King Island Dairy.
Late-afternoon take a stunning scenic flight over the 12 Apostles en-route to Moorabbin, arriving in the early evening.

This concludes a most scenic and delicious long weekend on King Island.