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Furneaux Museum

The Furneaux Museum on Flinders Island showcases the history of the Furneaux Group of Islands. Relics from shipwrecks and other artefacts are housed in seven buildings which themselves are exhibits.
The museum has artefacts from some of Australia's earliest European settlement, such as an anchor from the Sydney Cove, wrecked on Preservation Island in 1797. The dark history of the Wybalenna settlement is recorded in the Aboriginal Room, together with an exquisite collection of Aboriginal shell necklaces. Relics from many of the shipwrecks that occurred around the islands are housed in the Nissan Hut. The Mutton Bird Hut gives an authentic glimpse into an island tradition. Other exhibits demonstrate the geology, fauna, shells, bird life and early pioneering life of the islands. A collection of albums and photographs cover all aspects of life in the Furneaux Group and provide an invaluable tool for researchers.
The Museum is housed in buildings which reflect the history of the Furneaux region. Dryazell, for instance, was once a private school and schoolmaster's residence. A visit to the museum can be combined with a trip to Wybalenna Chapel and Cemetery and several idyllic beaches.
Please note entry payment is by cash only.

8 Fowlers Road,
Flinders Island, TAS, 7255

Located 5.3K from Blue Rocks

Flinders Island Sports and RSL Club

Flinders Island Sports and RSL Club has a nine-hole golf course located at Whitemark on Flinders Island. The course (par 71) enjoys picturesque views and provides a challenge for amateurs through to experienced players. The golf course situated on the shore of Parry's Bay is open all year round with mens and womens competition each Wednesday and Saturday open to visitors. Clubs are available for hire. At the end of your game, relax in the licensed bar open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday or by arrangement.
The Sports and RSL Club also has a full size synthetic surface lawn bowls green. Visitors are invited to join competition on Saturday afternoon, or social activities Friday afternoon during Summer and Sunday in February. Lawn bowls are available for visitors use.
Flinders Island is a 45-minute flight away from Launceston or Melbourne.

33 Esplanade
Whitemark, TAS, 7255

Located 11.8K from Blue Rocks

Strzelecki National Park

Strzelecki National Park in the south-west corner of Flinders Island is a wild and remote sanctuary for many plants and animal species.
Wildlife found in the park includes wombats, Bennetts wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons and potoroos. There are also more than 100 species of birds, including the rare swift parrot, forty-spotted pardalote, grey-tailed tattler and hooded plover.
Plant lovers will enjoy the park's open forests of Tasmanian blue gum and dense coastal fringe of Teatree, as well as Sassafras-musk rainforest and many rare orchids.
Short walks from Trousers Point and Fotheringate Bay pass through casuarina woodland and coastal heath before exiting on the coast, while the Strzelecki Peaks walking track is a challenging day walk rising from sea level to the 756-metre granite massifs of the Peaks. This is the highest point on Flinders Island and an excellent vantage point over the southern end of the island and beyond.
Fotheringate Bay has some unusual rock formations and is a favourite with the locals. These family-friendly areas have campsites, picnic spots, plus plenty of opportunities to swim, fish, snorkel and dive, or simply take a long and lazy beach walk.

Strzelecki National Park
Flinders Island, TAS, 7255

Located 23.7K from Blue Rocks

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Flinders Island Airport

Flinders Island Airport is located five kilometres (three miles) north of Whitemark.
Flinders Island airport terminal has lounge facilities, public telephone, and cold drinks available. Taxi and hire cars are also available at terminal.
Regular air services operate from Melbourne and Launceston with Airlines of Tasmania. Charter flights also operate.
The airport is owned and operated by the Flinders Island Council.

Palana Road
Whitemark, TAS, 7255

Located 7.5K from Blue Rocks

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