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Whitemark

Overlooking Parry's Bay, Whitemark has a rich and fascinating past, with stories of life in a remote and sometimes harsh environment.
Whitemark is the main settlement on Flinders Island and with a population of around 150 makes for a perfect holiday getaway - and there's lots to do in Whitemark.
Strzelecki National Park, with its beautiful sheltered beaches is popular for camping, fishing and diving and there are great walks with spectacular island views - wildlife abounds.
The island has a rich history and sometimes dark past. In the island's north is the Wybalenna Historic Site where the graveyard contains unmarked aboriginal graves along with those of some of the first European settlers. In 1834, the government settled one hundred and thirty five Aboriginals from the mainland on Flinders Island where they were to be 'civilised and Christianised'. Warning - this place is a bit sad.
Whitemark has places to eat, drink and stay and is the departure point for scenic cruises by air or sea. Accommodation ranges from holiday cabins and self-contained cottages to rooms at the Interstate Hotel.
Regular flights to Whitemark leave from Launceston or Essendon, Victoria. You can also reach Flinders Island by ferry from Bridport in Tasmania and Port Welshpool in Victoria.

Whitemark

Whitemark: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bowman History Room


The Bowman History Room offers a unique historic collection, located in Whitemark, Flinders Island.
The room was created in 1996 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bowman Family business, E M Bowman and Co Pty Ltd, established in 1921. This amazing collection of shop items, photographs and account books from 1921 onwards traces both the development of one family and their business and also the growth of the town of Whitemark and Flinders Island as a whole. The most perused item is the huge scrapbook of newspaper and magazine articles collected over many years by Elvie Bowman.
You will find catalogues and account ledgers that depict a vastly different world to the one we live in today. Memories will flood back for older generations, while younger generations will wonder how people survived without modern conveniences.
Open shop hours for a gold coin donation to the Furneaux Historical Research Association.
While you are visiting Flinders Island you can also experience the Patriarchs Wildlife Sanctuary, Wybalenna Historic Site and the Furneaux Museum. The extraordinary jagged peaks of Strzelecki National Park can also be explored.
Flinders Island is a 30-minute flight away from Launceston or just under a one-hour flight from Melbourne.




2 Patrick Street
Whitemark, TAS, 7255

Located 0.0K from Whitemark

Flinders Island Fresh


Flinders Island Fresh supports local and Tasmanian producers. The headquarters for Flinders Island Fresh is located at 3 Walker Street, Whitemark - right next door to Flinders Island Meat.
Garlic, wasabi, honey, hand-roasted coffee, chilli sauce, boutique wines, fresh seafood and grass-fed meat are just a few of the island delicacies that feature on our menus that change with the seasons.
From breakfast baskets and picnic hampers to long table lunches, our professional and creative team can organise a memorable Flinders Island food experience just for you.
Pop on in to our new Whitemark store for a taste of Flinders Island or give us a call to discuss your upcoming special event or catering requirements.




3 Walker Street
Whitemark, TAS, 7255

Located 0.0K from Whitemark

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 1.3K from Whitemark

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 13.1K from Whitemark

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 16.0K from Whitemark

Whitemark: 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 2.9K from Whitemark

Whitemark: 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 3.4K from Whitemark

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