3 Days – Unforgettable Flinders

For many, Flinders Island is a once in a lifetime trip. But with daily flights available from Melbourne as well as Launceston, it doesn’t have to be…

Day 1

Arrive at Flinders Island airport to a friendly greeting, and an awaiting rental car. Whitemark the island’s largest settlement is often the first stop, to grab supplies, a handy visitors map and even handier local advice on how best to explore the island.  A favourite day trip suggested by locals is to start your day in Lady Barron (20 minutes from Whitemark), visit the port area or walk to Yellow Beach. Drive north to Cameron Inlet, the perfect example of Flinder’s renowned wetlands, waterbirds and remote beaches. Visit the Patriarchs to the east then follow Lees Road to Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary.

Stay anywhere on the island. Great deals for accommodation can be found on www.visitflindersisland.com.au

Suggested place to eat tonight is Flinders Island Interstate Hotel, in Whitemark for a ‘pub meal’.

Day 2

If you’re starting from Whitemark or Lady Baron, head north to Killiecrankie for a classic adventure hunting for ‘Killiecrankie Diamonds’. On the way discover the often untold story of Flinders Island’s indigenous past at Wybalenna. The graveyard contains unmarked aboriginal graves along with graves of some of the first European settlers. This captivating story is best told by the locals. At Killiecrankie, drop into the local café ‘Deep Bite’ to get equipped for the diamond hunt, and for a bite to eat!

Stay anywhere on the island. Great deals for accommodation can be found on www.visitflindersisland.com.au

Suggested place to eat tonight is Shearwater Restaurant Furneaux Tavern, in Lady Barron.

Day 3

Drive to Walkers Lookout and view the sun rising or take an early morning beach walk near Whitemark. Head south to Trousers Point – swim, snorkel or stroll on the beach. Picnic at Trousers Point or Fotheringate Beach. For the adventurous there is the challenge of conquering Mt Strzelecki. Large granite massifs of Strzelecki National Park dominate the southern part of Flinders Island and offer amazing views. 4 to 5 Hours return walk.

Flights depart for Melbourne and Launceston late afternoon

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