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Flinders Island Highlights - Walking Holiday

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Region: Tasmania // Dates: 24 - 31 October 2017 (7 nights)
Flinders Island Highlights Walking Holiday

Sixty kilometres off north-eastern Tasmania is a world of craggy mountains, quiet inlets, lagoons and white sandy beaches. Spend a week with local people as we explore the bays, headlands and high points of Flinders, the largest island in the Furneaux group. Immerse ourselves in the orange hue of lichen-covered rocks or the intricate patterns of tidal pools. For a bigger picture, hike to the summit of Mt Strzelecki, the highest point on the island. On a clear day, the views are spectacular to the far north east coast of Tasmania. A half-day coastal walk leads to the limestone formations and caves of Settlement Point plus Wybalenna, the last settlement of Tasmanian Aborigines. The nearby Furneaux Museum documents the island’s history. There are also chances to see Cape Barren Geese, the second rarest in the world. A day cruise in sheltered waters explores the outer islands, bustling with shearwater rookeries and other sea birds. On the last day, enjoy the views from the craggy granite formations of Darling Range.

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Sixty kilometres off north-eastern Tasmania is a world of craggy mountains, quiet inlets, lagoons and white sandy beaches. Spend a week with local people as we explore the bays, headlands and high points of Flinders, the largest island in the Furneaux group. Immerse ourselves in the orange hue of lichen-covered rocks or the intricate patterns of tidal pools. For a bigger picture, hike to the summit of Mt Strzelecki, the highest point on the island. On a clear day, the views are spectacular to the far north east coast of Tasmania. A half-day coastal walk leads to the limestone formations and caves of Settlement Point plus Wybalenna, the last settlement of Tasmanian Aborigines. The nearby Furneaux Museum documents the island’s history. There are also chances to see Cape Barren Geese, the second rarest in the world. A day cruise in sheltered waters explores the outer islands, bustling with shearwater rookeries and other sea birds. On the last day, enjoy the views from the craggy granite formations of Darling Range.

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  • David Heap

    David was brought up in the north of England where his first experience walking was with his school’s hiking club. From then onwards he spent much of his time in The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. He has spent time underground exploring the subterranean wilderness in both England and Tasmania. After emigrating in 1988 he became a member of The Savage River Caving Club and found many new caves within the pristine rainforests of the West Coast. Here he nurtured a passion for Tasmania’s beauty, both above ground and underground!

    He has walked extensively throughout Tasmania and has called Flinders Island home for the past 10 years where he continues to explore the wild and remote beauty of this Bass Strait Island.

    Along with his wife Kathleen, David spends much of his spare time walking the local coastline and climbing some of the more isolated peaks within the Strzelecki National Park.

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Highlights:
  • Spend a week with local people as we explore the bays, headlands & high points of the largest island in the Furneaux group
  • Hike to the summit of Mt Strzelecki, for views of Flinders & surrounding islands off Tasmania’s north east coast
  • Gentle coastal walks to bays, inlets & headlands with ever-changing vistas
  • Admire the orange hue of lichen-covered rocks & the intricate patterns of tidal pools
  • Take a day cruise in sheltered waters to the outer islands, bustling with shearwater rookeries & other sea birds
Details:

24 - 31 October 2017 (7 nights)

Twin share/person (ex Gold Coast)
Early Bird: A$2,950 until 30/06/2017
Regular: A$3,250
Single Supplement: A$750
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 8 guests

Special Interest:
Botanical, Wildlife, Botanical, Culture

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 5 - 11km per walking day with optional challenging walk. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

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