Flinders Island is the main island of the Furneaux group, a collection of 78 islands that stretch across Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia. A true hidden gem, Flinders is 75km long and 40km wide, with a resident population of about 800 people and is blessed with pure white beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, striking mountain peaks and ranges. Flinders Island enjoys a more moderate climate compared to its neighbours, Melbourne and Launceston and is best enjoyed in the summer season. With a backbone of granite peaking at Strzelecki and continuing through the Darling Ranges, the island offers spectacular rugged mountain ranges, in addition to rich wide agricultural plains and stunning coastal scenery. The island has abundant native wildlife, gorgeous wild flowers and extensive stands of old growth forests.
Trek Tasmania is excited to offer this guided walking tour, which will be led by two of our professional wilderness guides. This trek is fully vehicle supported so you only carry a day pack. Our guides love to source as much local produce as they can; our meals are a highlight of every trek. We take you to the must see places and the secret spots that no one else knows about, getting fully immersed in the wilderness heart of the island. Our Flinders Island 6 day walking holiday is about getting off track, slowing down the pace, swimming, camping and walking in a true wilderness wonderland.
Day 1 : Pick up from Launceston, fly Launceston to Flinders Island, walk Palana/north east tip of Flinders Island | 13kms
Day 2 : Walk coast from the Docks to Killiecrankie | 11kms
Day 3 : Climb Mt Killiecrankie | 8kms
Day 4 : Explore the Furneaux Museum and Wybalenna, walk to Castle Rock | 10kms
Day 5 : Climb Mt Strzelecki | 6kms
Day 6 : Pillangers Peak and Lillies Beach Walk , fly to Launceston | 10kms
2 professional wilderness guides
5 nights camping
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners
Return flights from Launceston to Flinders Island
All transport on Flinders Island
Group camping equipment
National Park and camping fees
Entry to Furneaux Museum
Tent Twin Share, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat
Emergency communications & group first aid kit
Wet weather gear and other walking accessories can be hired at great prices
Maximum 10 people
Our 6 day Flinders Island adventure is a demanding walk. There are many off track sections with no marked trails, we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour with us. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind, ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. Alcohol can be purchased on the island. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. The Tasmanian weather can be unpredictable, storms and very strong winds can arise very quickly and heavy rain can fall at any time of the year. Quality rain jackets and over pants are available for hire. If you are at all concerned about your ability to do this walk, please feel free to call one of us here at Trek Tasmania for more advice.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change with any change in Community regulations as well as Governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control.
Since returning from Flinders Island, I have been reliving this wonderful week through my numerous photos, and promoting both the island and Trek Tours frequently. Flinders Island is an unspoilt gem on our doorstep. On a sunny day, the beauty of the aqua and dark blue ocean lapping the white sands is stunning. Add to this the wonderful rock sculptures and forms, often adorned with orange lichen, it provides a magical backdrop to any holiday. Being able to explore through extensive walks along the coast, over the rocks, and up the mountains to look back on it all and admire it from afar, is the best way to embrace it. The camping was basic, but the experience was amazing. Guided by the wonderful Anne and Nick, we could enjoy the various walks, learning about this special environment, confident that we would be encouraged and helped if the going got tough. I probably only needed it a couple of times, but it was comforting to know support was there. Sitting in an exquisite National Park area, enjoying the company of your group while sipping a wonderful Tassie wine and having nibbles, knowing a magnificent meal was being prepared for us, was heaven. Watching the sun set after a day of activity, walking and swimming, was wonderful. Equally it was enjoyable to learn of the history of the island, and the balance provided by other activities from the museum visit to a wine tasting was great. As a single female traveller in my 60s, I am enjoying discovering the support available through tours such as this which make it possible for me to do things I love, in the company of like minded people, with professional and friendly support. Thank you Trek Tasmania.
I just wanted to say "thank you" to the group for a marvellous trip to Flinders Island last week. I had a thoroughly good time, and enjoyed it immensely. As with the Larapinta trek, the guides were incredible...it always amazes me how they can smile cheerily no matter what time of day or circumstance, how they support and encourage us when we start to flag, but how they don't push you to go past your limits. Never condescending, always helpful. Sean (Shaun? Darn...wish I'd learned his name better.) was so sweet and caring, Joel so jaunty, and Brad so laid back they made a fabulous team, with such a lovely mix of personalities, and their efforts were truly appreciated. The scenery there is incredible. The campsites were in great scenic locations, walks were so varied and interesting, picnic spots rivalled each other for supremacy, meals were brilliant. Being at the very top of Strzlecki when the mist came through in tongues around the peaks was just unbelievable. So...a huge "well done" to the boys, and to the rest of you crew for another great trip.
Flinders Island was my third hike with Trek Tasmania and you have surpassed my expectations again. This island is a hidden treasure - massive rock formations, sandy coves and bush wilderness. Brad and Andrew are an amazing team who worked extraordinarily hard to ensure each person in the group had a memorable experience. Brad's guiding is enthusiastic and passionate and Andrew is able to produce exceptional cuisine using very basic facilities. The knowledge they each have of Tasmania is outstanding and it was a privilege to be on this tour with them. Every day of the hike was magnificent. The campsites were in secluded areas on what seemed to be our own private beach. The hiking was varied and challenging. Climbing Mt Strzelecki was demanding; but standing on the summit taking in the spectacular panorama was unforgettable. I would also like to complement your pre-tour service. Kym is always on the ball, keeping clients informed and updated. Receipts and confirmations are sent promptly and e-mails responded too quickly. I always feel confident every detail has been covered before the tour commences. I look forward to travelling with Trek Tasmania again. Thanks again for a phenomenal experience.
For the last week I have been telling people what a wonderful time we had on Flinders Island, and I have just realized I haven't written to you. It was all so perfect, Brad was a wonderful guide, having great confidence in our ability to walk up vertical rock faces (our legs felt like jelly but we did it). Andrews meals were delicious, even though they were produced in the back of a small trailer, and Ben always there to keep the last person company. We were very lucky to have the three of them, whom each in there own way gave us a perfect holiday, lots of laughs, swim time, relaxing walks along empty beaches and challenging walks, and climbs up mountains.
Many, many thanks to Trek Tasmania for our wonderful trip to Flinders Island on 23rd February. It was a lovely holiday, well organised, excellent guides, an interesting and varied program and delicious food. What could be better. All your 'behind the scenes' organising paid off and was greatly appreciated - thank you. Brad's leadership style was delightful, always positive and encouraging us to extend ourselves in ways we may not have dared to do or thought possible without his guidance. Deb and I had experienced Andrew's cooking on the Larapinta Trail the year before and it was a lovely surprise to meet up with him again and we are most appreciative of his ability to produce wholesome, tasty fare in any conditions. Ben's youthfulness and enthusiasm was thoroughly enjoyable and his talent for being the 'whip' and not making people feel rushed was great. All in all, thank you Trek Tasmania for the quality of your staff and the trouble they all take to nurture us whilst showing us this beautiful country. A thousand thank you's for a fabulous week on Flinders Island.
I was in Australia for 4 weeks and even did a 4 night Great Barrier Reef cruise, but Flinders Island was the highlight - a fantastic 7 days, thank you.
We were so lucky with great weather, the walks were fabulous and we had a fun group. Thanks to Brad and Andrew everything went smoothly and I want to send a special thanks to Brad who administered first aid when I cut my hand on a tree stump on the first night! Looking forward to another Trek Tasmania trip in the future.
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