Flinders Island is the largest of more than 52 islands, in the Furneaux Group which is located between Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria and Cape Portland, Tasmania. Flinders is a long, narrow island, 75 km long and 40 km wide, with the Darling Ranges running along the middle of the island. The total land area of Flinders Island is 1,333 sq km with 73 km of sealed roads, 309 km of gravel roads. The islands lie scattered around latitude 40 degrees south and are home to a very diverse wildlife with over 120 species of bird found on Flinders Island including many visiting migratory, Northern Hemisphere species and the rare Cape Barren Goose. Flinders Island has a thriving rural community that produces sheep and wool, cattle, milk-fed lambs, crayfish, abalone, wine and wallaby.
Flinders has much to offer in the way of superb scenery, fascinating history and a friendly welcoming community. Mix the magnificence of nature with a touch of adventure and excitement when you visit Flinders Island. For those looking for adventure there is the adrenalin rush of rock climbing & surfing or snorkelling & scuba diving among the abundance of marine life and shipwrecks. There are guided 4WD tours or fishing and game shooting tours for the hunting enthusiast. The Island has plenty to offer when it comes to fishing from squid off the wharf to salmon off the rocks or flathead and marlin from the boat. You can always buy fresh fish or crayfish in season from the local fishermen to cook yourself or take home with you.
With a range of accommodation options available from cosy cottages, luxury suites to self contained holiday homes Flinders Island has a place to suit a couple or group of friends.
Use the links below to see detailed Driving Itineraries on Flinders Island
To have the vehicle for our group of 9 ready to meet us at the airport, together with National Parks passes, .... the trip was an outstanding success. The only problem was that we didn't stay longer!
Kind regards, Michelle Holland.