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Flinders Island Walking Adventure - In Comfort

Land Tour

With its mesmerising mix of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and Aboriginal and European history, Flinders Island is the gem in the crown of island walking in Tasmania. Over this diverse and rewarding walking itinerary on Flinders Island, you will experience the rugged peaks and sweeping coast lines of this windswept island, taking the time to swim in the crystal clear waters and photograph the endless picture perfect vistas. You have the opportunity to summit the dramatic granite peaks of both Mt Killiecrankie and Mt Strzelecki, the second of which is the highest point on the island at 756m, giving you spectacular 360 degree views of Flinders Island in its entirety. Although a small island of only 1,333 square kilometres, Flinders Island hosts an amazing array of ecosystems from dunes and lagoons to woodland and mountainous granite ridges which produce spectacular and unique species of flora and a profusion of fauna which freely roams the island, it is also the only remaining habitat of the common wombat which you may be lucky enough to spot on your walks. At the end of each day of walking on Flinders Island, retire to the comfort of our secluded Eco-Comfort Camp which is big on comforts but small on environmental impacts. With scenic flights included from Launceston, you are only a hop, skip and a jump away from your next unforgettable walking adventure in Tasmania.
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Tour Provider Tasmanian Expeditions
Number Of Days
6
Price From
$3,685
Price per person, twin share
Start Location
Launceston, Australia
End Location
Launceston, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
5 to 12
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
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Day 1 - Fly to Flinders Island, explore Castle Rock and Wybalenna
We pick you up early this morning in Launceston, from one of our two pick up locations. Our first pick up point is at 7:15am from the Grand Chancellor and our second pick up point is at 7:30am at the Penny Royal. You will then be transferred to the Bridport Airport where we embark on our scenic morning flight to Flinders Island. Upon arrival we head to the seaside at Allports at the small hamlet of Emita where your guides will give a detailed briefing of the week ahead. From here we begin the first of many wonderful walks by trekking along the coastline to one of Flinders Island's most famous landmarks: Castle Rock. A myriad of photo opportunities present themselves on the way to this impressive three storey high granite boulder standing sentinel on the magnificent coastline. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to experience the historic Wybalenna; infamous site of the disastrous Indigenous resettlement scheme and the remaining graveyard and chapel. Once we have filled our buckets with history and culture our Flinders Island walking trip continues North to Leeka and our, private seaside Eco-Comfort Camp, which wil be out base for the week. Walking distance: 2-3km. Driving time and distance: 1 hour/77km to Bridport airport, plus 1 hour/50km on Flinders Island.
Day 2 - Mt Killiecrankie walk, Old Mans head and The Docks
Start off with a hearty breakfast at camp before we drive a short distance and begin the moderately challenging climb up one of the island's more prominent peaks, Mt Killiecrankie. This walk on Flinders Island rewards us with spectacular views across the beautiful bay and surrounding coast. After some time soaking in the views from the summit we will descend the mountain via the diamond gully trail. Across the rocks and through the scrub we go, the whole while descending toward Stacky's Bight with its intriguing rock formations and breathtaking views across the extensive bay. Stopping for lunch we can enjoy a well deserved swim in the crystal clear waters or just enjoy the serenity. The afternoon leg of our Flinders Island walks entail a combination of coastal paths and extensive rock hopping steering us walking toward 'The Docks'. This area is one of Flinders Island's secret gems; spectacular coastal scenery with lichen encrusted granite outcrops in every direction, and magnificent mountain cliffs reaching right down to sea level. Here we will walk a short distance back to our vehicle and head to camp. In the evening your guides will get busy in the kitchen while you relax and reminisce over the wonders of the day's explorations in front of a roaring fire (permits permitting). Walking distance: 10-12km. Driving time and distance: 35 minutes/30km.
Day 3 - North East River and Palana
On the third morning of our Flinders Island walking trip we head off to the northernmost point of the island to the wonderfully remote North East River. This is Flinders Island at its best; remote, pristine and at the full mercy of the elements. The day's walk will see us exploring the coastline and the impressive Palana sand dunes whilst being mesmerised by the exhilarating views out to the Sister Islands. Rock pools and knobbly granite outcrops are a treat to behold and our group can spread out to enjoy the peacefulness that can only be found being at one with nature. Once reaching the tiny settlement of Palana, we can opt for a swim before jumping aboard our support vehicle to return to our secluded camp for the evening. Walking distance: 8-9km. Driving time and distance: 50 minutes/36km.
Day 4 - Haulands Gap and Red Bluff
For today's walks, we turn our attention inland to discover another aspect of the island. We drive up to Walkers Lookout which provides amazing views of the Darling Range before departing on the Haulands Gap Track. This track through peppermint scented eucalyptus forests provides great views of both the east and west coastlines. Returning to our vehicle we head over to the east coast at Patriarch Inlet and enjoy a leisurely walk to the impressive and aptly named Red Bluff. Time permitting we can also visit the volunteer conservation venture, Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary, and enjoy the chance to get up close to some of the island's native animals. For trips running from January to April this afternoon presents an opportunity to visit the fascinating volunteer run Furneaux Museum before returning to camp for the evening. Walking distance: 7-8km. Driving time and distance: 2 hours and 25 minutes/141km.
Day 5 - Mt Strzelecki walk
This morning we get up with the sun to make the most of the day. An early departure will help ensure that we obtain stunning views from atop the magnificent Mt Strzelecki before afternoon clouds roll in and wraps the summit in their obscuring embrace. The track to the summit of Mt Strzelecki is a challenging 700m climb through stands of blue gums and peppermints and endemic unique alpine vegetation before entering an enchanting, evergreen cloud forest. On a clear day there are increasingly amazing views of Flinders Island, the outer islands as well as the northern coastline of mainland Tasmania. We enjoy an unforgettable lunch spot before beginning the long descent back down the mountain. An optional but highly recommended swim at Fotheringate Bay helps to revive and restore well tested muscles before returning to camp for our final night on the island. Walking distance: 4km. Driving time and distance: 1 hour and 24 minutes/97km.
Day 6 - Trousers Point walk and return flight
For our last morning on Flinders Island we will take a leisurely pace, enjoying a final moment on the beach before leaving camp for the last time. We will stop in at Whitemark for a hot drink and yarn with the locals on our way south before we transfer out to Big River Road where we will start our morning's hikes to Trousers Point, one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks. This walk affords wonderful views from Trousers Point beach up to Mt Strzelecki and the chance to wade through the tranquil waters before returning to the camp ground and enjoying one more sumptuous lunch prepared by your guides. We then have the option of a couple of hours free time before packing up and heading off to catch our scenic return flight to Bridport at 3.30pm. From here we transfer to Launceston and return you to either the Grand Chancellor and the Penny Royal where the trip concludes. We will return to Launceston at approximately 5.30pm. We recommend booking a night of post-tour accommodation in Launceston in case of any flight delays departing Flinders Island. Walking distance: 6km. Driving time and distance: 1 hour and 20 minutes/83km on Flinders Island, plus 1 hour/77km from Bridport to Launceston.
Inclusions Expand
3 professional wilderness guides
5 nights at our exclusive Eco-Comfort Camp on a twin share basis or free upgrade to single tent for solo travellers
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners
Transport by private minibus
National Park fees
Quilt, sheet, stretcher beds, mat and safari-style tents
Emergency communications & group first aid kit
Return scenic flights from Bridport
Hightlights
Explore spectacular peaks, rolling green pastures and sparkling coastal vistas
Sleep under a blanket of stars in our custom safari-style tents which feature a see-through roof
Summit numerous peaks with stunning views
Return scenic flights from Bridport give unsurpassed views of your island escape
View unique Australian wildlife and birdlife
Visit Wybalenna and the Flinders Island museum
Departure dates Expand
Price per person, twin share
Start End Availability Price
06 Oct 2024 11 Oct 2024 Available $3,685
13 Oct 2024 18 Oct 2024 Available $3,685
20 Oct 2024 25 Oct 2024 Available $3,685
03 Nov 2024 08 Nov 2024 Available $3,685
10 Nov 2024 15 Nov 2024 Available $3,685
17 Nov 2024 22 Nov 2024 Available $3,685
01 Dec 2024 06 Dec 2024 Available $3,795
08 Dec 2024 13 Dec 2024 Available $3,795
15 Dec 2024 20 Dec 2024 Available $3,795
22 Dec 2024 27 Dec 2024 Available $3,795
29 Dec 2024 03 Jan 2025 Available $3,795
05 Jan 2025 10 Jan 2025 Available $3,795
12 Jan 2025 17 Jan 2025 Available $3,795
26 Jan 2025 31 Jan 2025 Available $3,795
02 Feb 2025 07 Feb 2025 Available $3,795
16 Feb 2025 21 Feb 2025 Available $3,685
23 Feb 2025 28 Feb 2025 Available $3,685
02 Mar 2025 07 Mar 2025 Available $3,685
09 Mar 2025 14 Mar 2025 Available $3,795
16 Mar 2025 21 Mar 2025 Available $3,685
23 Mar 2025 28 Mar 2025 Available $3,685
30 Mar 2025 04 Apr 2025 Available $3,685
06 Apr 2025 11 Apr 2025 Available $3,685
13 Apr 2025 18 Apr 2025 Available $3,795
20 Apr 2025 25 Apr 2025 Available $3,795
27 Apr 2025 02 May 2025 Available $3,685

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