Like a string of pearls the islands of eastern Bass Strait stretch from the Victorian coast to northeast Tasmania.
Flinders Island the largest island in what’s known as the Furneaux Group is just an hours flight from Melbourne and twenty-five minutes from Launceston in Tasmania. The scenic flight from Melbourne takes you over the many islands to Flinders Island. On the way you will see the historic Deal Island lighthouse now on an automatic system.
Full of history and romance, the Island’s beauty draws you to a paradise lost. Born out of the Sydney Cove lost in the Islands in the late 1700’s the Islands known as the Furneaux Group became the home of the sealers known as the “Straitmen” This special place has been attracting rock climbers, kayakers, scuba divers, bush walkers, artists and fisherman since then some have stayed to enjoy the friendly life style that Flinders Island has to offer.
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The Island has been split into three regions North Coast (orange) West Coast (yellow) East Coast Green. Click on the map to view the full size map in a new browser tab.
Incorporating West End, Mt Tanner, Killiecrankie, Palana, North East River Exploring the beaches, and the mountains in the North Coast is an unforgettable experience. Roam the rocky coast line with its orange lichen, secluded bays, wide beaches of white sand, go gem hunting for “Killiecrankie diamonds” or sit in the sun enjoying a coffee at a local café. Main attractions: Surfing or fishing at the North East River, diamond hunting at Killiecrankie and enjoying some water sports or bush walking.
Incorporating Emita, Settlement Point, Whitemark, Strzelecki National Park and Trousers Point.
From a coffee at the local café in Whitemark the administrative centre for the island or a round of golf to diving, or swimming at one Australia’s most beautiful beaches or visiting historic landmarks.
Main attractions Wybalenna Aboriginal site, Trousers Point Beach, Mount Strzelecki or Walkers Hill There is lots to do from diving, mountain climbing, watching the mutton birds returning to their nest or a quiet read at the museum.
Incorporating Patriarchs Reserve, Darling Range Lackrana, Cameron Inlet Lady Barron and Badger Corner.
The East Coast is different; it’s flat with a strong agricultural base, lagoons, bird life, fishing, wine tasting and great walking opportunities.
Home to the stepping off point to many of the outer islands, charter boat, operators and the main shipping point Lady Barron offers a great place to stay and explore on foot. Key attractions on the East Coast include Patriarchs Wildlife reserve, Pillingers Peak, Vinegar Hill, and Cameron Inlet. You can also take a scenic flight, or enjoy a chat over coffee at the Lady Barron Store, fish from the
wharf, enjoy a visit to the vineyard or spend an afternoon exploring the Island by charter boat.