Getting to Australia’s Best Kept Golfing Secret in itself

is a bit of an adventure

There are no passenger ferries to the island so you’ll need to fly, either from mainland Australia (Melbourne) or mainland Tasmania (Burnie – Wynyard or Launceston).

There are three commercial airlines flying to and from Melbourne each day. Rex departs from Tullamarine once a day, with additional flights sometimes available in the summer. Sharp Airlines fly out of Essendon Airport twice a day.

If you’re closer to the eastern side of Melbourne you might prefer to fly with King Island Airlines who depart from Moorabbin airport twice a day throughout the year. Moorabbin is in the heart of the Sandbelt so if your golfing in this area Morrabbin is a good option.

Visitors from Tasmania can now fly from both Launceston and Burnie (Wynyard) with Sharp Airlines up to two times a day.

If travelling in a group it may be surprisingly cost effective to charter a plane from a convenient location.

Air Adventure Golf and Bass Strait Golf (Vortex Air) both offer a range of golfing packages to King Island and mainland Tasmania and are highly recommended by Cape Wickham management.

For more information please see details below.

King Island Flight Services

King Island Flight Services

  • Melbourne (Essendon Airport)
    Sharp Airlines
    Daily at 7:30am (excl Mon/Wed)
    www.sharpairlines.com
    1300 556 694
  • Melbourne (Moorabbin Airport)
    King Island Airlines
    Weekdays at 7:30am and 3:30pm, return 9am and 5pm.
    Saturdays at 7:30am, return 9:00 am.
    Sundays at 3:30pm, return 5:00pm.
    www.kingislandair.com.au
    03 9580 3777
  • Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport)
    Regional Express (REX)
    Daily at 11:05am return 12:20pm.
    www.rex.com.au
  • Burnie (Wynyard, Tas)
    Sharp Airlines
    Daily at 7:45, 10:50, 16:05, 16:50 return 8:55, 12:00, 17:15, 18:00.
    www.sharpairlines.com
  • Launceston (via Burnie)
    Sharp Airlines
    Daily at 7:00, 12:00, 15:20, 16:00; return 8:55, 12:00, 17:15, 18:00.
    www.sharpairlines.com

Charter Flights are available from Victoria and NSW:

Out of Essendon:

Out of Moorabbin:

Out of Barwon Heads:

Out of Sydney:

Helicopter Flights are available from:

Helicopter Flights are available from:

Biosecurity when Travelling to King Island

King Island, is part of the State of Tasmania and has a natural advantage as an island and is relatively free of many pests, weeds and diseases that are present on mainland Australia, and the rest of the world.

You can help protect this beautiful island by ensuring you don’t bring any unwanted pest guests with you when you come to play and stay. Please remember not to bring any fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, animal products, plant material, soil and seeds. King Island has some of the best produce in the world – so there’s no need to bring anything!

Please also check that your shoes and golfing equipment have been cleaned and dried and are free from soil, weed seeds and other potential pests or diseases. It only takes a weed seed or other introduced pest or disease to spoil the magic of this near pristine part of the world. It is a beautiful place – so let’s keep it that way!  Your help is appreciated.

Find out more about how you can help protect King Island and Tasmania by visiting Biosecurity Tasmania’s Traveller’s Guide to Tasmanian Biosecurity webpage: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/travellersguide

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