Flinders Island is part of the Furneaux group of Islands located in Bass Strait. Flinders is the largest of these 52 islands, and is located between Wilson’s Promontory in Victoria and Cape Portland in Tasmania.
It is approximately 75kms long and 40kms wide and is situated at approximately latitude 40° south.
Home to a wide diversity of wildlife, you can see wombats, wallaby, pademelons, echidnas, pheasants, turkeys, peacocks roaming freely as well as some of the 120 species of birds that call Flinders Island home, including the Cape Barren Goose, Sea Eagles, and Wedge-tailed Eagles.
Flinders Island has a thriving rural community that produces sheep, cattle, milk-fed lambs, crayfish, abalone, wine and wallaby. It also has a growing production of specialist organic foods and businesses specialising in food catering using all locally produced products.
Flinders has much to offer in the way of superb scenery, fascinating history and a friendly welcoming community. If you are wanting to mix the magnificence of nature with a touch of adventure and excitement or just enjoy peace and solitude, then Flinders Island is the place to visit.
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. Buy fresh fish or crayfish in season from the local shops 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 singles, a couple or a group of friends.
With 73kms of sealed roads and 309kms of gravel roads to take you north, south east and west, there are endless possibilities waiting for you to explore.
Driving Itineraries on Flinders Island
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