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Flinders Island

Flinders Island lies 60 km off the north-east tip of Tasmania and has dramatic and varied landscapes - from the pink and grey granite cliffs of Strzelecki and Killiecrankie to the gentle, green farmland that rolls through the northern part of the island.
The island has prolific birdlife and wildlife that increases each year when thousands of migratory birds stop to rest at the island's eastern lagoons and inlets on their long flights north to the Arctic Circle. The island's dense coastal scrub also provides shelter for wallabies and wombats.
Flinders is an island of friendly locals - take a stroll through the towns of Whitemark and Lady Barron or the little settlements of Emita and Killiecrankie and you'll soon meet people with the time and inclination to stop and chat.
The island's colonial heritage is evident at the historic site of Wybalenna where in 1834 the government resettled over 100 aboriginal men, women and children to be "civilised". The graveyard contains unmarked aboriginal graves along with the graves of some of the first European settlers. This place is a must for history lovers, though hauntingly sad.
Regular flights to Flinders Island leave from Launceston or Essendon in Victoria. Visitors can also reach the island by ferry from Bridport in Tasmania and Port Welshpool in Victoria.

Flinders Island

Flinders Island: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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,
Emita
Flinders Island, TAS, 7255

Located 11.0K from Flinders Island

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.




B85,
33 Esplanade
Whitemark, TAS, 7255

Located 15.1K from Flinders Island

Flinders Island: Events

Flinders Island Agricultural Show


The Flinders Island Show is a traditional agricultural and pastoral show, reflecting the Island's traditional rural heritage.
The show includes sheep, cattle and wool displays competing for best of show awards and visitors can watch the sporting events, including equestrian and wood chopping competitions.
View the exhibitions and purchase produce, food and other goods in the home industries area and trade hall.
There will be evening entertainment, and children's activities including a merry-go-round and jumping castle and games.
Flinders Island is the main island of the Furneaux group, a collection of 52 islands that stretch across Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia.
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Event Dates
2016
      14th Oct


Palana Road,
Palana Road
Lughrata, TAS, 7255

Located 11.1K from Flinders Island

Flinders Island: Travel Tips

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 10.8K from Flinders Island

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