Flinders Island

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Strzelecki Peaks (photograph: Geoffrey Lea)

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Overview

Highlights

Flinders Island is the largest island in the Furneaux Group, which lies anchored in Bass Strait to the north-east of mainland Tasmania. Strzelecki National Park lies in the south-west corner of Flinders Island. With distinctive granite peaks that offer spectacular views, a rich variety of flora and fauna, and beautiful coastal waters, Strzelecki National Park is an ideal spot for keen walkers, birdwatchers and kayakers.

Choose a walk within the park which allow you to appreciate the stunning variety of landscapes: from Tasmanian blue gum forests and sparkling sands, to mountainous peaks and coastal heathland.

Strzelecki Peaks, one of the 60 Great Short Walks, takes you to the summit of Mount Strzelecki and provides 360 degree views of the island and surrounding waters.

If gentle coastal walks are more to your taste, head for Trousers Point​ Beach. There's a 2km walk with beautiful views that you can follow around the rocky headland to Trousers Point.

Boating and fishing are popular activities on Flinders Island. There are boat ramps near the park at Whitemark, Lady Barron, and Badger Corner. Experienced kayakers will enjoy the opportunity to discover pristine beaches, isolated inlets and quiet offshore islands. While the Trousers Point headland and Fotheringate Bay are ​well protected and ideal for families with young children, be aware that beaches are unpatrolled, and conditions on the water can change quickly.

Basic camping facilities are available within the Strzelecki National Park at the southern end of Trousers Point.​

Activities

  • Hiking / walking
  • Camping
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography

Facilities

  • Walking trails
  • Camping grounds
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Various accommodation options

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements..
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees apply for Tasmanian National Parks. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Weather conditions in Tasmania can change quickly and frequently, especially in alpine areas. Snow, rain, wind and sun are all possible at any time of the year, and bushfires can occur between October and March.

Photo credits: Strzelecki Peaks (photograph: Geoffrey Lea)

Content credits: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services


Location & Supplier

Flinders Island

Address: Flinders Island, Tasmania 7255

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