Oct
04
2013

Four ways to enjoy Flinders Island

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Flinders Island is a spe­cial part of Tas­ma­nia, being the largest of a group of islands found off Tas­ma­nia’s north east­ern point.

Here are four of the most enjoy­able and unique aspects of a stay on Flinders Island.

Stroll expan­sive beach­es

One of the advan­tages of Flinders Island is that you can walk for miles with­out being inter­rupt­ed by anoth­er human being. It’s great for those seek­ing a tran­quil atmos­phere, away from all the noise and chaos of city life. Beach­es are strewn with gran­ite boul­ders.

Bird watch­ers love head­ing here for this rea­son. There are over 200 species to be found, from wrens to the famed alba­tross! You can also spot wal­la­bies and wom­bats scut­tling around in the scrub.

Head out hik­ing

Flinders Island has some impres­sive­ly high peaks. Strz­elec­ki Nation­al Park is home to the epony­mous moun­tain, stretch­ing 2,400 feet into the sky. Head into the Nation­al Park for plen­ty of hikes and trails to keep you occu­pied. Get your fill of fit­ness at the same time!

Win­ing and din­ing

Despite being a quiet and remote island, you can still get your dose of civil­i­sa­tion, when you want to return from your escape from the pres­sures of life.

Main cen­tres like Whitemark, Lady Bar­ron and Kil­liecrankie have deli­cious meals and maybe a bev­er­age or two. When it’s time to get ‘down and local’ you will find the locals friend­ly and inclu­sive.

Soak up his­to­ry

Flinders Island has a rich his­to­ry and some­times even a rough one. Euro­pean set­tlers hunt­ed seals to near extinc­tion and the island’s rough, rocky out­crops sunk a num­ber of ships.
Many Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple from Tas­ma­nia were also sadly relo­cat­ed to Wybalen­na against their wish­es but were even­tu­al­ly returned.

There are also many traces of how rural life and soci­ety oper­at­ed dur­ing sig­nif­i­cant his­toric peri­ods such as World War Two.

Flinders Island Port - image credit: Michael Buck Flinders Island Travel Instagram

Stunning Lake Rowe Flinders Island with Mt Strzeslecki in the background - Image Credit aussimbs

Beautiful and Secluded beaches Flinders Island An Island of contrasts Flinders Island has a beautiful coast and a rugged hinterland

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