5 things to do on… Flinders Island
Flinders Island is renowned for its natural beauty and wilderness. Visiting the island is like stepping off the grid and onto an enchanted island of rugged terrain, friendly locals and incredible paddock-to-plate food. Whether you’re looking to check out for a relaxing weekend of food and wine, or enjoy an adventure-filled holiday, look no further than Flinders Island.
With a flight to Flinders taking only an hour from Melbourne and half an hour from Launceston, why not book your flights now and start planning your next trip? Read on for 5 sensational experiences to tick off your bucket list on Flinders Island.
1. Delight your tastebuds at The Flinders Wharf
The Flinders Wharf’s visiting chef series, On-Island Time, is a culinary experience like no other. The monthly program sees guest chefs invited across in pairs, providing an opportunity for two industry professionals to connect and work together in a truly unique environment. Chefs spend four days exploring the island, diving, foraging, hunting and meeting producers before setting up shop at The Wharf and serving up their own menu for a weekend.
Book now to enjoy a Valentine’s feast on February 14-16 with Massimo Mele (Grain of the Silos) and Matt Adams (Timbre).
2. See the beauty of Strzelecki National Park
Covering off 7,414 hectares of Flinders Island, Stzelecki National Park is a must-see destination when visiting the island. Enjoy a short walk from Trousers Point to the coastline, or challenge yourself to climb to the summit and take in the breathtaking views.
If hiking isn’t your thing, the area is an idyllic destination to swim, fish, snorkel and dive along the coast. Pack a picnic for a daytrip, or settle in for a few days in the family-friendly campsites.
3. Challenge yourself with adventure mountain biking
The rugged natural terrain of Flinders Island makes it an ideal location for mountain biking. Mountain Biking Flinders Island provides three different mountain bike tours, as well as camping and biking packages.
If you’re looking to enjoy a weekend with the locals, look no further than Le Tour de Flinders. This long weekend event runs from March 7-9 and incorporates an 80km ride across the island with a community BBQ and activities, with profits going to the local Lions Club.
Book now for an adventure-filled long weekend.
4. Enjoy the fresh catch-of-the-day
Flinders Island is well-known for its fresh seafood and locally grown produce. Taste your way around the island, or better yet – try your hand at catching your own dinner with Rockjaw Fishing Tours. Take in the coastline from the sea and discover the island’s best fishing spots with an intimate fishing tour.
For more information, check out our Flinders Island Adventure Packages.
5. Learn about the island’s history at The Furneaux Museum
Flinders Island is one of 52 islands belonging to the Furneaux Group, dotted across Bass Strait. The Furneaux Museum showcases the history of these islands, with relics from shipwrecks, a collection of Aboriginal shell necklaces, and artefacts from some of Australia’s earliest European settlements.
Spend a morning brushing up on your Tasmanian history, before visiting the Wybalenna historic site a short drive from the museum.
Whatever activities you decide on, your trip to Flinders Island is sure to be a memorable and relaxing experience. The raw and untold beauty of this unspoiled island make it a bucket list experience at any time of year. Book now to experience Flinders Island for yourself.
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