Situated at the eastern end of Bass Strait, north east of Tasmania, Flinders
Island is the largest island of more than 70 wilderness islands which make up the
Furneaux Group. Beautiful nature reserves and glorious scenery make
Flinders Island an ideal location to unwind and escape the 'rat race'.
There are plenty of opportunities for leisure pursuits on the land and in the
sea, including walking the trails of Mt Strzelecki, searching for Killiecrankie
diamonds (white topaz), collecting shells on the myriad of beaches, fishing,
diving, and exploring tiny islands beyond Flinders, sailing, waterskiing and
game shooting. History abounds here and places like the Wybalenna Chapel and
the Emita Museum provide evidence of the various groups of settlers and visitors
who have contributed to the culture, including Tasmanian Aboriginals.
What to See and Do:
Soak up the atmosphere of the
Wybalenna Historic Site, watch the fishing
boats come and go from Lady Barron, get a panoramic view from Walker's
Hill, charter a light aircraft for scenic flights, fish off the shore or charter
a boat, practice photography with 'ready made' subjects like the lichen-covered
rocks by the aqua waters at Trousers Point, study edemic fauna including Cape
Barren Geese, and the amazing muttonbirds that fly thousands of kilometres each
year and then return to the same burrow.
At the southern end of the island you can explore the rugged peaks of the
Strzelecki National Park and the beaches of its coastline.
Wilkins Tourist Maps produces a free map in this area. You can pick up a North East map from accommodation
houses, attractions and businesses, and some information centres in towns in this area. Click here for names and
addresses of outlets where they are available.