King Island Long Table Festival

King Island Long Table Festival

The King Island Long Table Festival is a farm to feast experience, inspired by a local lad who married his bride. The guests, unfamiliar to each other, worked together to prepare a feast to celebrate. Following in that tradition, local volunteers and visiting chefs display the best of local and Tasmanian produce. While on King Island, take the time to explore this beautiful unspoiled place with its wild rocky coastline and wonderful beaches.

The King Island Long Table Festival is a farm to feast experience, inspired by a local lad who married his bride. The guests, unfamiliar to each other, worked together to prepare a feast to celebrate. Following in that tradition, local volunteers and visiting chefs display the best of local and Tasmanian produce. While on King Island, take the time to explore this beautiful unspoiled place with its wild rocky coastline and wonderful beaches including a penguin rookery where penguins return all year round.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

5 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• The ultimate dining experience at the Festival’s Long Table Lunch

• View the stunning vistas of King Island, location of over 60 known shipwrecks

• Experience the night time parade of Fairy Penguins that call Grassy Harbour home

• Visit the Wind Farm built in the windy area of the ‘Roaring Forties’

• Witness the striking artistic stony landscape of the Calcified Forest

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 12 quality meals

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Touring Coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

 

*Special Terms and Conditions apply.

 

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Day 1

Home – Melbourne – King Island
After our flight via Melbourne, we arrive on King Island, one of Australia’s untapped island retreats, where we will stop for a light lunch. Wildly rugged and windswept, King Island boasts over 145km of coastline and a wide and unusual variety of seabirds and wildlife. Enjoy an afternoon town tour of Currie taking in the museum, Currie Harbour and Lighthouse, the Historic Boat House and the Kelp Processing Plant.

L, D

Day 2

Cape Wickham
This morning we head to some of the most spectacular bays, beaches and lakes in the world, as we explore the natural sights of King Island. Stop at Penny’s lagoon for morning tea, a rare
perched lake found in only three locations in the world, before visiting Martha Lavinia Beach, Phoques Bay and Cape Wickham for lunch, the most northerly point of King Island. This afternoon we continue exploring spectacular beaches, including Yellow Rock Beach, Shannon wreck for those able to do the walk, and time permitting we venture to Quarantine Bay and Whistler Point. Later, visit the famous King Island Cheese Factory before returning to your motel late afternoon. After dinner, travel to Grassy to view the Penguin Parade, subject to weather conditions.

B, L, D

Day 3

Grassy
Today we travel to Naracoopa, a small settlement on the east coast. Travel across to the old mining town of Grassy for lunch and visit Kelp Craft where decorative hats, figurines and animals are made out of the local bull kelp, a craft now mastered on King Island. Continuing along the western coastline, we will see Ettrick Bay and the Calcified Forest. See the huge cliffs of Seal Rocks, one of the most spectacular areas on King Island, before touring to the scenic southern end of the island, visiting the Wind Farm which has been built in the ‘roaring 40s’—the prevailing westerly winds are a world class wind asset.

B, L, D

Day 4

Long Table Lunch
After a leisurely start to the day, today we sit back and enjoy the climax of the Long Table Festival—the Long Table Lunch, showcasing the best local produce through seasonal dishes and
Tasmanian wines, shared with friends and locals with a relaxed festival feel. After our extended experience of exquisite fresh food, take a stroll and relax for the remainder of the afternoon,
before enjoying a light dinner this evening.

B, L, D

Day 5

King Island – Melbourne – Home
After breakfast before enjoy some morning touring before saying farewell to our beautiful island getaway. Mid-morning we will transfer to the King Island Airport, farewelling your fellow travellers before boarding our flight back home via Melbourne.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $3,040 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $3,019 per person

Single Supplement available @ $480 extra

 

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS - as per detailed itinerary

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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