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Flinders Island Highlights - Walking Holiday

Region: Tasmania // Dates: 11 May - 18 May 2021 (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. On half day walks, we enjoy the peace of quiet bays, the orange hue of lichen-covered rocks or the intricate patterns of tidal pools. For a bigger picture, there is the option to 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 many opportunities for wildlife viewing, including a chance to see Cape Barren Geese, the second rarest in the world. On the last day, enjoy the views from the craggy granite formations of the Darling Range. Meeting local people, understanding the history of the island and enjoying fresh seasonal produce will also feature on this 8 day personalised journey.

Overview

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. On half day walks, we enjoy the peace of quiet bays, the orange hue of lichen-covered rocks or the intricate patterns of tidal pools. For a bigger picture, there is the option to 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 many opportunities for wildlife viewing, including a chance to see Cape Barren Geese, the second rarest in the world. On the last day, enjoy the views from the craggy granite formations of the Darling Range. Meeting local people, understanding the history of the island and enjoying fresh seasonal produce will also feature on this 8 day personalised journey.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the pristine environment of Flinders Island off Tasmania's north east coast
  • Explore the bays & high points of the largest island in the Furneaux group with locally based guides
  • Enjoy an optional hike up Mt Strzelecki for spectacular views of Flinders & surrounding islands
  • Take 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
  • Delight in the varied wildlife, including native bird species the Cape Barren Goose
  • Indulge in freshly caught seafood and quality local produce

Details

Details:

11 May - 18 May (7 nights)

Twin share/person (starts/ends Launceston)
Advanced Early Bird: A$TBA until 11 January 2021
Regular: A$TBA

Single Supplement: On application
Note: 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, History, Geology

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. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Tour Itinerary

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  • David Heap

    David Heap was brought up in the north of England where his first experience walking was with his school’s hiking club. From there, he spent much of his time in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Wales, various parts of Scotland and the South of England. He has spent time underground exploring the subterranean wilderness in England, France and Tasmania. After emigrating in 1988 he found many new caves within the pristine rainforests of the West Coast and nurtured a passion for Tasmania’s beauty, both above ground and underground! In recent years David has returned to the UK to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Walk, the Coast to Coast, the Cape Wrath Trail and parts of the Pennine Way. He has walked extensively throughout Tasmania and New Zealand and has called Flinders Island home for the past 11 years. His interests include geology, flora and fauna of the areas visited and sharing his passion for bushwalking.

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