HOW + WHERE
King Island is known as the GOURMET ISLAND and is a feast to the eyes and your taste buds as its amazing pristine scenery unfolds in front of you over this TWO DAY culinary experience. You will have the opportunity to personally meet and chat with the producers of King Island produce, dine on King Island’s fresh seasonal produce and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep at the King Island Wilderness Retreat.
Your Tour Guide from King Island Tours meets you on arrival at King Island Airport.
We start Saturday morning with breakfast together.
Let’s to get to know each other at the leading Currie Bakehouse over a coffee or tea and a gourmet pie breakfast.
Perhaps a Camembert and asparagus or even a seafood pie. PS. It’s rated by as TripAdvisor No.1 restaurant in Currie.
After breakfast your all-terrain vehicle will take you onto the beach where you will gain an insight into the seaweed industry of King Island. Your guide will show you some of the natural garnishes that are used in the sea to table, paddock to plate experiences
that you will share in whilst on King Island.
From there we will take the old kelp track, which will take us to a climb of greater heights, an amazing view from the crow’s nest of Currie harbour. From there a harbour walk to the main fishing fleet of King Island. Our break for lunch will have you snacking on a
fresh locally caught crayfish roll whilst gaining an insight into our cray fishing industry.
After lunch we visit the Frogshack Farm, a bushy food farm, where we will gather our garlic. Travelling onwards takes us through some of the highest producing cattle country in the world. Your tour guide and a local farmer will talk to you and describe why
King Island Beef is highly sort after.
Arriving at your accommodation, Wilderness Retreat, you will be taken upstairs to enjoy a selection of King Island cheese’s and a choice of red and white Tasmanian wines while overlooking the breathtaking ocean views of Bass Strait. At this point you can retire to your heated room or soak up the warm and cosy atmosphere in the guest’s lounge, entertainment and reading area.
At 7 pm your Tour Guide will return, pick you up and take you to Wild Harvest Restaurant
for your 5-course degustation taste of King Island produce.
Sunday, you will meet the new day with a continental breakfast and breathtaking views over Bass Strait. Your tour guide will arrive and take you on a unique 4WD tour over the 7th generation working cattle property of the Bowling Dynasty, which
boasts amazing coastal scenery, fauna and flora
The Taste of King Island inclusions :
Return airfares Melbourne to King Island
Picked up from King Island Airport
Gourmet pie breakfast at Currie’s No.1 King Island Bakehouse
All-Terrain vehicle tour “will take where others can’t”
Guided Tour of King Island’s famous sea weed Industry
A unique Ocean to Table, Paddock to Plate experience
Lunch crayfish roll matched to a Tassie cider and tour of local Crayfish industry
A famous King Island Dairy Cheese board and a taste of Tasmanian wines on arrival at our B&B style Wilderness Retreat
Accommodation Queen ensuite rooms
1 x 5-course degustation taste of King Island Ocean to Table, Paddock to Plate at King Island 5 Star Rated Wild Harvest Restaurant and Cooking School
1 day Hidden South 4 WD tour taking in Coastal scenery, flora, fauna and tour over a 7th generation cattle property
Morning tea over a camp fire and freshly cooked damper with local honey
3 course local produce white tablecloth lunch with Tasmanian matched wines, white tablecloth lunch
Cheese tasting and the opportunity to buy cheeses from the world-renowned King Island Dairy
Transfers to King Island Airport
Available every weekend | Limited numbers | BOOK EARLY because each weekend is restricted to 12 people
This is about providing you with a silver service weekend that you will remember for the rest of your life
Book your weekend before October 31st
Per Person, Twin Share
Return airfare from Melbourne flying out of Essendon Saturday morning and returning Sunday afternoon.
TRANSFERS + TOURS
All transfers and tours include the full day ‘King Island White Tablecloth’ 4WD Tour. Our air conditioned, all terrain 4WD OKAs enables us to take you to places not seen by other visitors. This together with our small group sizes enables us to deliver a unique touring and culinary experience.
1 nights’ accommodation in a Queen Ensuite (twin share) at the King Island Wilderness Retreat.
Nestled in its own private bush setting with the upstairs offering spectacular panoramic rural coastal views overlooking Bass Strait.
Hands on’ cooking experience plus a 5 course degustation menu at Wild Harvest Restaurant. With our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen catering for both a dining delight and cooking school, Wild Harvest Restaurant provides the perfect relaxed setting for your 5-course degustation menu and local Tasmanian wines.