Flinders Island (Whitemark)

Petrol and Oil Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Camping Area Liquor Supplies Public Toilets Boat Ramp BBQ Picnic Area Staffed Tasmanian Visitor Information Centre

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DISTANCES: Air to Launceston 151Km, Air to Melbourne 338Km

Flinders is the largest island of more than 52 wilderness islands which make up the Furneaux Group, situated at the eastern end of Bass Strait.

The Strzelecki National Park boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia and has a magnificent walk to the mountain summit that even takes you through lush fern glades - just a little touch of Flinders Island rain forest. If you thought that all Bass Strait islands were flat, you will be surprised to know that Mt Strzelecki, the Island’s highest peak, stands some 783m feet above sea level.

If you enjoy seeing native wildlife that still roam free in natural habitat, Flinders Island is abundant with a constant display of native animal and rare bird life.

For those that enjoy a peaceful stroll by the sea, the island has miles of long sandy beaches punctuated with secluded rocky coves.

Anglers in Tasmania catch more fish for every hour spent fishing than any other sporting anglers in Australia and the Furneaux Group are the richest fishing grounds in the nation: that’s a fact.

Settled in the rough and tough days of sealing, the Wybalenna Historic Site and Museum and the Furneaux Museum at Emita are useful for visitors wishing to gain a greater understanding of the unique lifestyle of our early Bass Strait settlers.

Tourist information guide available from: Flinders Island Visitor Information Centre 1800 994 477.

Accommodation: 1 hotel (Whitemark), 1 tourist class hotel (Lady Barron), 1 Cabin Park and a range of self-contained cottages throughout the island.

Vehicle Hire: Self-drive cars and campervans.

Air services: Daily from Launceston. 3 days per week from Moorabbin.

RECREATION

9-hole golf course at Flinders Island Sports Club, which is a licensed club with a lawn bowls link, Tennis at Lady Barron.

Fishing from rock, shore and wharf around the island.

Snorkelling in the crystal clear water, scuba diving with charter operators, extensive bushwalking with island bushwalking guides available, fossicking for topaz (Killiecrankie Diamonds), ornithology and 4WD tours.