Flinders Island has often been refered to "A world away at you doorstep". This couldn't any truer as Flinders Island has a landscape and culture like nothing else in Tasmania or Australia for that matter.
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Flinders Island is situated within a scattering of 52 islands called the Furneaux Group, situated offshore from the North of Tasmania.
Come and visit the a landscape that has been shaped by the sea and the fierce "Roaring Fortys" which rolls through the Bass Strait. A place where mountains touch the sea and a mild maritime climate.
Flinders Island has about 700 residents with a land area of 1,333 square kilometers. The island is 75 kilometers long and 40 kilometers wide with 75 kilometers of sealed roads and 312 kilometers of gravel roads. The three main population centres are located at Whitemark, Lady Baron and Killiecrankie.
Killiecrankie is located in the Northern half of Flinders Island and provides an experience like no other in the world.
Killiecrankie has been made famous by its Killiecrankie Diamonds, which are in fact a colourless variety of Topaz. These stones are found in an abundance in the creeks that flow off the granite of Mount Killiecrankie and into Killiecrankie Bay. This provides you with the chance to fossick for the stone in Mines Creek, Killiecrankie Bay and Diamond Creek.
You can also see a great range of the Killiecrankie Diamonds at Killiecrankie Enterprises located in Whitemark where you can purchase your very own Killiecrankie Diamond which has been cut and finished to perfection. The Veraux Gem and Topaz Display at Lady Barron is also worth a look and only 20 minutes from Whitemark.
Golf and Bowls
The Flinders Island Sports & RSL Club is host to to the Royal Flinders 9 Hole, 18 Tee links course. The course itself is set on 67 acres at the edge of the ocean and has a Par 71 across 5319 meters.
This challenging course has only ever been parred twice in its 40 year history and with the stunning views surrounding the course, it will make for a great day out.
The Flinders Island Annual Golf Tournament is held on the June long weekend, so why not get a group together and see if you can become the third person ever to parr the course.
With the fantastic views and a relexing atmosphere, Flinders Island provides some of the best places to simply go and lose yourself (figuratively speaking of course).
A picnic at Trousers Point, a walk up Walkers Tobias Lookouts or if you are feeling realy adventurous, a hike up Mount Strzlecki. What ever you want to do, Rob can cater for you and your group.
Also on the island is the Furneux Museum containing facinating items such as Shipping Wrecks, Aboriginal collections and the Mutton Bird Shed which gives light to the island tradition of Mutton Birding. The main exhibits change every 6 months so there is always going to be something new for you to look at.
With an elegant landscape, friendly locals and an experience you won't forget, get in contact with Rob to get your next adventure personalised to your tastes.
Rob prefers to use chartered flights with Flinders Island Aviation who offer great rates, flexible flight times and a friendly service from Bridport to Lady Barron.
Once on the Island, Rob will transport you around in his mini bus giving you a chance to see sights at a relexed pace , making sure you see the best of the island. With guided walks, beach combing and the chance to take that once in a life time photo, ask Rob to show you the highlights of the Island.