King Island Adventure Tour 2

King Island Adventure Tour 2 - 4 Days

18th November – 21st November, 2019

Explore this quiet, peaceful paradise. A true gastronomical gourmet delight for the senses! The scenery is beautiful and the locals are friendly. It’s a real hidden treasure.

To maximize your experience on King Island, you will need to be fit and able.
Please note the motel dining room is upstairs. Walking frames are not recommended.

   

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $3,095
Repeat clientele twin share  $3,045
Single supplement room  $300
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Return flights from Essendon Airport to King Island.
  • 3 nights accommodation at Boomerang by the Sea, Currie.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • All meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, lunches and morning teas.
  • Tour escorted from Melbourne by O’Shannessy’s Tour Director.

Farm Tour, Currie Museum and Lighthouse, Calcified Forest, Grassy, Naracoopa, Sea Elephant Bay, View the Fairy Penguins, Yellow Rock River, Penny’s Lagoon, Martha Lavinia Beach, Cape Wickham Lighthouse and King Island Dairy.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
3 nights on King Island

Itinerary

FLIGHT TO KING ISLAND

 

Discover King Island on our four day adventure and explore an island rich in history with shipwrecks, lighthouses and jagged reefs, bountiful with long stretching sandy beaches and lush green pastures. We travel to Essendon Airport to board our flight to King Island. On arrival we’ll receive a friendly King Island welcome by our tour guide and taken to Boomerang by the Sea, our accommodation where we will stay while on this idyllic island. We will admire watching the sunset across the water whilst we enjoy dinner at the hotel.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Boomerang by the Sea, CURRIE

FARM TOUR - CURRIE - MUSEUM

 

King Island produce is sought after around the world by so many top restaurants. This morning we will visit a local farm to learn about some of the island’s agriculture. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the island’s main township of Currie and visit King Island’s Historical Society Museum which is housed in the old lighthouse keeper’s residence. We’ll discover the island’s history where there is an emphasis on material from shipwrecks. From the museum we can see the nearby Currie Lighthouse, a wrought iron structure which was prefabricated in England and sent to King Island in 312 pieces to be assembled in 1879.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Boomerang by the Sea, CURRIE

CALCIFIED FOREST - NARACOOPA - GRASSY - PENGUINS

 

Today we visit Seal Rocks State Reserve at the southern tip of the island, home to a calcified forest. We follow the walking track to the viewing platform overlooking the 7,000 year old remains of an ancient forest revealed when the lime laden sand, which had covered and preserved its stumps, trunks and branches, was blown away. Next stop is Grassy, once a thriving mining town but since the closure of the town’s mine, Grassy has reinvented itself as a vibrant village with a the small community of locals expanding to include creative’s and holiday makers. Grassy is a popular deep water fishing harbour and home to the island’s main port. We then travel to the east coast, past the City of Melbourne Bay to Naracoopa and admire the white sandy beaches of Sea Elephant Bay. After dinner we venture out to view the fairy penguins at dusk as they parade to their nests. Look out for the local wildlife on our return to Currie.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Boomerang by the Sea, CURRIE

PENNY’S LAGOON - CAPE WICKHAM - KING ISLAND CHEESE - HOME

 

As we travel north today, watch out for wild turkeys crossing the road, peacocks, geese and ring-necked pheasants feeding in roadside paddocks. We view the Yellow Rock River and the panoramas of Christmas and New Year Islands from Yellow Rock Beach. We’ll visit Penny’s Lagoon, a suspended lake (one of only three in the world). We then visit beautiful Martha Lavinia Beach where the miles of pale sand and is a drawcard for surfers, fishermen and shell collectors. Standing proudly at the northern most tip of the Island is Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Built in 1861 using local granite, it is the tallest lighthouse in the Southern hemisphere. We can reflect on the heartbreak of shipwrecks as we view the grave stones of the crews of the “Neva” and “Loch Leven” and gaze out across Bass Strait at the distant wreck sites. Returning south we visit the world renowned King Island Dairy for an opportunity to taste the speciality cheese in the Fromagerie, and purchase from the range of delicious prize winning dairy products. This afternoon we fly back to the mainland with fond memories of this quiet, peaceful paradise. We are met at Essendon airport by our chauffeurs who will return us safely home.

King Island Adventure Tour 2 2019

King Island Adventure Tour 2 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.

 

 Balance due on invoice approx 45 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 46 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 45 to 15 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
20% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 7 to 1 days before tour departure date No Refund.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.