Lying above Tasmania is the fascinating Flinders Island famous for its tranquillity, 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!
6 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.
Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 10 walkers, offering a wonderful personalised experience.
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.
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. (At 3.15pm meet our guides in the lounge area of the accommodation as we head out for an optional 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.
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.
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.
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 viewpoints 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 of 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.
Today we discover the remote 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 of 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.
Today’s walk is in the Darling Range, the central part of the island. Starting with panoramic views of the whole island at Walkers Lookout. We meander through peppermint scented eucalyptus forests and will have stunning views of the east and west coasts throughout.
Enjoy a wonderful farewell breakfast before transferring to the airport. Optional morning walk to Blue Rocks (2kms – Easy Grade) for those with lunchtime or afternoon flights.
5 DAY WALKING ITINERARY:
If you are short of time we also have a 5 day itinerary CLICK HERE
Two departures per year:
17 November 2019
16 March 2019
We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at email@example.com
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10-12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EARLYBIRDS ON NEXT SEASON: Sept 2019 to May 2020
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|Pack Free Walk|
|6 x nights accommodation Mountain Seas Retreat|
|6 x delicious dinners|
|6 x breakfasts|
|6 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|
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Group Normal Price…. $2949
PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: In order to receive the $100 Past Passenger Discount, you must state on your booking each tour you have been on with Life’s An Adventure and what year, so we can cross check these details for each client. Please note our Reservation staff will apply this discount manually, so select “Deposit Only” at the booking checkout stage (even if choosing a Super Earlybird price) and will send you a payment link for the remaining payment once the discount is applied.
EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however transfers to another date are permitted 8 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. Early bird or Spot 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.
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