Getting to King Island
King Island is located 120km (approximately 45min flying) from the shores of mainland Victoria or Tasmania.
With Australia’s largest lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere, King Island is 64km long by 26km wide. Located at Porky Beach on the island’s west coast, Porky Beach Retreat is a 5 minute drive from the airport
Several airlines fly to King Island from Melbourne each day. Regional Express (Rex) departs from Melbourne Airport at least once a day, with additional flights sometimes available in the summer. Sharp Airlines departs from Essendon Airport twice a day.
King Island Airlines depart from Moorabbin airport, which is easily accessed from the centre of Melbourne (take the train to Cheltenham railway station and then switch to a taxi for the short trip to the airport).
Charter flights to King Island
Private charter flights are available daily from Melbourne and are a convenient & cost effective way of travelling with a group.
While our husbands have indulged in world-class golfing, my friend and I have toured the beautiful island and soaked up its beauty. We’ve seen an array of beautiful birds and wildlife, but it has been the welcoming and generosity of the locals that I will remember most.