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Flinders Island walk

Flinders Island Walk

5 Day Pack Free Walk

Lying above Tasmania is the fascinating Flinders Island famous for its tranquility, unspoilt natural landscapes and abundance of wildlife. On this 5 day walking holiday you’ll witness breathtaking views from the top of Mt Strzelecki, and explore the pristine National Parks as we discover the island’s best walking trails. With 120 pristine beaches, more than 65 shipwrecks and rugged mountains rising from the sea, there are few places better to visit.

We’ve carefully designed our Flinders Island walk so that you’ll experience the beauty of this island in just 5 days. With only a short flight away from Melbourne  or Launceston you’ll find this amazing walking holiday a must-do experience.

Pack Free Walk
One of the biggest advantages of this tour, is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight packs for the entire tour. With Life’s An Adventure you will enjoy a Pack Free Walk and carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch each day!

4 nights at Mountain Seas Wilderness Retreat
Set between the mountains and the sea, is our accommodation the charming Mountains Seas Wilderness Retreat. Enjoy relaxing nights here soaking up the atmosphere and taking in the amazing mountain and sea views.

Personalised Tours
Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 10 walkers, offering a wonderful personalised experience.

Our Guides
Our guides are proudly 100% Tasmanian, with at least one of our guides on every tour a local Flinders Islander. This offers not only a wealth of local knowledge but a unique insight into living on this small Tasmanian island. We call our guides… CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations.

Fabulous meals featuring local produce
Enjoy relaxing evening meals at the Mountain Seas Retreat, with dinner served in their restaurant each night. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Tasmania wine, as you chat over dinner with your fellow walkers about the day’s adventures.

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Why should you choose us?

Flinders Island Walk Inclusions

Our 5 day Flinders Island walk is designed for those who want to walk without carrying a heavy overnight bags and who are simply after a walk where we take care of you. Our all-inclusive package includes:

  • 5 day guided walk  – no carrying of overnight bags
  • Accommodation: 4 nights at Mountain Seas Lodge
  • Professionally guided – Our guides are Tasmanias who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information.
  • 4 x delicious dinners
  • 3 x full buffet breakfasts
  • 4 x lunches to eat on the trail
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • National Park Fees

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights to Flinders Island are in addition to the package cost listed. Return flights can be booked on our website, when you book your tour. Flights are available from Melbourne or Launceston to Flinders Island.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY ONE: Arrival Day - Trouser Point Circuit
Flinders Island walk

Join your flight from either Melbourne or Launceston to Flinders Island. Airport transfers to your accommodation (10 minutes drive) will be arranged for a time to match your arrival time. (Sharp Airlines may vary their times, but arrival time from Melbourne should be approximately 2.35pm and from Launceston at 10.35am). After arriving enjoy some time at leisure,. At 3.15pm meet our guides in the lounge area of the accommodation as we head out for an afternoon walk and the first look at this spectacular island.  Our walk takes us to Trousers Point to see some of the peninsula’s most impressive geological features – this short walk is nothing short of amazing. Trousers Point is popular for two stunning beaches, unique rock features and beautiful panoramas to Mount Strzelecki and off-shore islands. Trousers Point Beach, with sparkling waters, large stretches of white sand and a mountain climbing from the ocean, is the most praised beach on Flinders Island. On the opposite side of Trousers Point Beach lies Fotheringate Bay. Fotheringate Bay has beautiful granite caves shaped by emerging groundwater, marine erosion and alveolar weathering of cliffs. Afterwards we return to our accommodation with time to freshen up before enjoying a wonderful dinner at the lodge.

DAY TWO: Sawyers Bay to Castle Rock
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Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we head out to explore the historic settlement point area. The walk starts at Sawyer’s Bay, with some boulder hopping and beach walking. We’ll see the old Cemetery and Historic church, plus we will visit the Furneaux Historical museum to learn about the explorers, sealers and early settlers of the island. After lunch we hike across the peninsula to Castle Rock on Marshall Bay, one of the Island’s iconic landmarks. For the more adventurous some sand surfing is the only way to end our day.   After our day’s walk we transfer to Mountain Seas Wilderness Retreat, our accommodation at the foot of Mt Strzelecki near Trousers Point, with its stunning mountain and sea views.  Enjoy dinner tonight at the Retreat chatting about the day’s adventures.

DAY THREE: Killiecrankie to the Dock
Flinders Island walk

After breakfast we drive to the tiny fishing township of Killiecrankie along the way enjoy the scenic landscapes of Flinders Island we pass. The locals are friendly (760 in total) it’s an easy pace of life, and its full of fresh air. Today’s walk is along the spectacular Killiecrankie Coast to the Dock– named for its natural rock formations. A great walk with rocky gulches backed by the cliff of Mount Killiecrankie and dramatic views out to sea. We make sure we have enough time to stop at Stacky’s Bight, a perfect swimming spot. Afterwards we return to our accommodation for dinner in their restaurant and chat about our day’s adventures with the group.

 

 

DAY FOUR: Mt Strzelecki Walk
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Main Walk: This morning enjoy a superb breakfast before heading to the trail. Today you will feel a real sense of achievement by walking up to beautiful Mount Strzelecki, unquestionably the highlight of walking in the Furneaux group. The view from the summit is exceptional with many good view points along the way. Strzelecki National Park is small in area but has some great ridges and impressive rock peaks and we climb the highest of these at 753 metres.

Easier Option: For those not up to the challenge of Mt Strzelecki, we have an easier walking option today from Paland to Holloway Point on the Northern Shores of the Island.  We start at the lovely Palana Beach. Palana Beach is a much loved meeting place for locals and regular visitors to Flinders Island. You may find the ‘Chinese fingernails’ along this section of the coast. The spectacular views to the Sister Islands enrich the experience. During today’s walk, there is no track. So, we meander through rocky headlands covered in bright orange lichen and small areas of unspoiled sandy beaches. A highlight of the walk is watching the speed at which the water flows into the river mouth of North East River.

Afterwards we return to our accommodation for a superb dinner served with Tasmania wine.

DAY FIVE: Departure Day
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Enjoy a wonderful farewell breakfast before transferring to the airport. Those flying to Melbourne flights depart at approximately 10.55am, whilst those heading to Launceston have the choice of an 8.55am or 2.55pm flight.

7 DAY WALKING ITINERARY:
Guests have the option of choosing a 7 day itinerary, adding an additional 2 days walking on the island to the above tour. Enquire for details.

Tour Accommodation

Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk

Mountains Seas Wilderness Retreat

4 night stay

Situated on the edge of the 40,000 acre National Park lies the charming Mountains Seas Wilderness Retreat. After a day’s walking our guests will enjoying sitting back in the large lounge area or on the wide balcony taking in the breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Or why not relax in the hot springs spa and rest your tired feet.

Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk
Flinders Island walk

Room Types

Rooms have been decorated each with their own character and feature private ensuites. All rooms have either Ocean or Mountains views.

Rooms will be allocated by our staff prior to the room based on your booking needs eg couple or two people requiring twin beds

Rooms configurations include:

  • Royal Blue Room with King size beds or two twin beds
  • Floral Glory Room with King size beds or two twin beds
  • Sweeping Vista Room with King size beds or two twin beds
  • Sleek Haven Room with Queen size bed
  • Tattan Warmth Room with Queen size beds
  • One single room is available upon request at an additional cost

 

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Tour Availability

Spot Special Dates – book & pay in full on both of our departures:
25 March 2019
We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Private Groups:
A date of your choice is available for groups of 8 or more people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Spot Specials Savings of $150 per person available on specific departures

Spot Special Savings of $150 per person are available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See availability tab for specific dates.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 8 or more can save an additional $100 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose a date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


Spot Special Price
$ 2549 /p

Pack Free Walk
4 x nights accommodation Mountain Seas Retreat
3 x delicious dinners
3 x breakfasts
4 x lunches to enjoy on the trail
Fine Tasmanian Wine served with dinner
National Park Fees
Island Road Transfers
Professional Guides - CEO Chief Experience Officers
No credit card fees

Spot Special Price $2549
Book and pay in full at time of booking by 30 June 2018.

Normal Price $2699
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Private Group Special Price $2499
Save $200 per person

Departure of your choice subject to availability. Available for groups of 8 – 12 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Private Group Normal Price $2649
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

Plus Add Flights to Flinders Island
Direct flight from Melbourne (Essendon)…..$252 each way
Direct flight from Launceston………$185 each way

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Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $250 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Flights are with Sharp Airlines. Costs are $185 each way from Launceston and $252 each way from Melbourne (Essendon).
  • Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card Fees apply.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
  • Early bird or Red Hot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at time of initial booking.
  • EARLYBIRD CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however transfers to another date are permitted8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.
  • Where a tour is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do I need to be to do this walk?

This walk is suitable for those who are looking for a walking / hiking holiday experience. The walk is rated as a medium grade requiring a good level of fitness to complete this walk.Because we carry our guests overnight packs it makes the walk that much more enjoyable. We’ll take the pace at a level that suits everyone, with plenty of rest stops and opportunities to take photos during each day. Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.

Do I need to pay extra for a portered walk?

No. Whilst other operators expect you to carry your own clothing and gear each day, all our guests will have their overnight bags transported to our accommodation. You will only need to walk with a light day pack to carry your water, camera and any item you would like to have with you whilst walking.

Do you cater for different dietary requirements?

Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as much details as possible. If you require specific meals such as gluten free, vegetarian *that don’t eat fish) or vegan, other than our standard menu you can either bring your own supplements or a $50 surcharge will apply.

When is the best time of the year to do this walk?

We believe the premier time to do this walk is between September and April when the weather is ideal for hiking. We therefore only run this guided walk during this period.

How do I check availability?

Click on the Availability tab above. Our booking shows real time availability. Click on your preferred scheduled date to check availability and dates. To request a new date please email: enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

Do I need travel insurance?

We often get people who injure themselves before their tour or something unexpected happens and they are unable to make it to Tasmania. Travel insurance will cover all your tour, flights and pre-accommodation costs and is therefore extremely valuable, if the unforeseen happens. We strongly advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click on the link of QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited: www.qbe.com

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085. (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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