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.