Welcome to King Island
King Island (or ‘KI’, as the locals call it) is a skinny sliver of land 64km long and 26km wide – a fabulously laid-back place where everyone knows everyone and wallabies outnumber the human population by about 300 to one. The island’s windswept green pastures famously produce a rich bounty of beef and dairy (you'll be testing how much cheese it's actually possible to ingest over the space of a few days) and its seas supply fabulously fresh seafood. Surfers are drawn here by one of the world's best breaks, and golfers by the pair of links golf courses rated among the top five public courses in Australia. The island's main town is Currie (population 770) on the west coast, and there are tiny east-coast settlements at Grassy (population 140) and Naracoopa (population 60).