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Currie is on King Island in the Bass Strait northwest of Tasmania.

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By plane[edit]

  • Primary access to King Island is by aeroplane into Currie, using one of the small regional airlines based in Melbourne or northern Tasmania.
    • King Island Airlines [1] flies from Melbourne's Moorabbin Airport.
    • Regional Express Airlines [2] flies from Tullamarine, Melbourne.
    • Shortstop Jet Charter [3] specialises in group charter flights from Melbourne.
    • Tasair [4] flies from Devonport. Connecting flights to Hobart are also available.

By boat[edit]

  • Although you can get to King Island by private boat, there is no ferry service.

Get around[edit]

Once on the island, you can hire a car or bicycle to get around. The island has no traffic lights and relatively few roads.



wittling, walking, whale watching




  • Boomerang By the Sea, Golf Club Road. Serving dinner with a view, M-Su from 6pm.
  • King Island Club, 8 Netherby Rd, 03 6462 1124, fax 03 6462 1306. Open from 11:30am M-Th; From 10am F-Sa; Noon-6pm Su. Meals not available on Su, but the bar is. Bingo every 2nd Tuesday of the month.



  • Bass Caravan Park, 100 Main Street. Cabins for $98 - $141 per night, including continental breakfast.
  • Boomerang by the Sea, Golf Club Road, 1800 221 288, [5]. Ensuite units for around $120.
  • Devils Gap Retreat, 03 6462 1180, 0429 621 180, fax 03 6462 1180. One bedroom cottages near the ocean. Around $130 including breakfast and free transfer from the airport.
  • Green Ponds Guest House, 38 Edward St, 03 6462 1543, 0427 621 122. Between $60 and $100 per night.
  • Gullhaven Holiday Home, 11 Huxley Street. Four bedroom home.
  • King Island A-Frame Holiday Homes, 95 Main Street, 1800 647 702, [6]. 3 bedroom cottages between $126 and $189.
  • Shannon Coastal Cottages, 03 64611074, 03 64611209, [7]. One and two bedroom cottages. Between $150 - $160 per night for two occupants, extra fee apply for more.

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