What others have said:
Thank You Sonya for your warmth and generosity to make our King Island stay very memorable. Especially loved that roaring fire!
10 months ago
Make this your next holiday experience. We loved it. Home very clean. Hosts very friendly and happy to help with any questions to make your holiday special. Sonya is also a great cook. Go and enjoy
What a wonderful place to stay! Sonia's generous hospitality makes this the perfect home away from home with everything you need including full kitchen and beautiful wood fired heating. Gorgeous rooms and lovely sunny garden. Perfectly located a short walk to the harbour, Main Street and venues for meals. Greenponds is the perfect place to unwind!
Ginni Ross Howlett
Fantastic lovely old house - just adore old houses and Sonia has made it so welcoming and comfortable
Many thanks to Sonia for the most restful 5 days last week. She is a hostess par excellence, even 'babysitting' us and taking us to a garage sale(!) while we waited for our delayed plane. The guest house was extremely comfortable and the cheese platter to die for. Sonia, you are the warmest, most welcoming host and we'll try to come again. Best wishes to you and Peter. xx
January 19 at 4:32pm
We spent three days earlier this week experiencing the most awesome hospitality in one of the most unique parts of Australia. We stayed in the cottage. Not only was the fridge, freezer and pantry stocked with everything we needed and more, so was the vegetable garden around the cottage at our disposal as well. Sonia Louis and Peter thank you for making our stay special and unforgettable for all the right reasons. We will all be back in the near future and look forward to catching up and exploring more of your wonderful island.
King Island is located midway between Victoria and Tasmania in Bass Strait. A short 40 minute flight from Melbourne or Tasmanian airports has you in another world. On a clear day you can see the Victorian coastline. It is a perfect, yet still to be discovered getaway destination (except for those 'in the know' - and often they move here). Whether you have a few days or can take a real break it is both relaxing and memorable. Breathtaking views, wildlife, history, natural environment and of course the world renown King Island produce. World class golf courses, world's best surfing, fishing, beach combing, creating, relaxing or working - whatever your passion - you will find it on King Island. King Island Green Ponds Guesthouse and B&B, is determined to make sure you never forget your stay.
How to get to King Island?
There are daily scheduled flights. Regional Express Airlines REX from Melbourne Airport. Vortex & Sharp Airlines from Essendon Airport. Vortex & King Island Airlines from Moorabbin Airport. Sharp Airlines fly from Hobart, Launceston and Burnie. Other options include group charters.
Things you might like to know about King Island
Telstra is the only mobile communications carrier on King Island. Telstra SIM cards are available at the post office or Green Ponds can assist.
Some retail outlets offer free WiFi. There is free WiFi at the King Island airport and in Main Street Currie. The island does have mobile blackspots.
When driving around beautiful King Island, you will encounter wildlife and possibly cattle on the roads. If you do come across cattle, slow right down and drive very slowly through them - they will move or look out for the farmers who will wave and help you through. Wallabies and possums will cross in front of you or just 'stop' particularly early morning and at dusk. Ask Sonia what to do if you do hit one.
Leave snakes alone and they'll leave you alone
It is wise to book restaurants in peak visitor season (November - April). Some will close or have reduced hours in winter.
The weather can cause flight delays from time to time. Temperatures can be deceptive. It is an island climate and has high UV. It may not be warm, but if sunny you will burn. As the wind can pick up quickly a jacket is advisable. Sonia will help if you are caught short!
The locals are friendly and will help if you get lost or stuck somewhere.
The hospital has 24 hour emergency medical services and the you call the normal Australian emergency number 000 for police, ambulance and fire assistance.
Petrol can be obtained in Currie (2 locations) and in Grassy. King Island Motors opposite the King Island Club, round the corner from King Island Green Ponds has after hours card/EFTPOS facilities.
Most King Island community groups, clubs and Associations welcome visitors. If you hear of a local activity (arts, crafts, workshop, yoga, dance, fitness, sports) and you would like to join in while on the island just ask Sonia. The Lions Club, RSL, CWA , King Island Boat and Fishing Club, Football and Netball Clubs (seasonal), King Island Golf and Bowling Club welcome guests and players.
There are swimming pools in Grassy and Currie and tennis courts.
Some activities are seasonal and the Museum is open from 2 pm and the Cultural Centre at Currie Harbour from 1 pm (except Tuesday). Special opening can be organised.
King Island Radio is 100.5FM is the local radio station which has continuous music and programming www.kingislandradio.com
Programs are broadcast and podcast The island also receives ABC Tasmania and ABC Northern Tasmania (radio) ABC SBS and Tasmanian commercial television stations.