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In its third year, the 2020 Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival will be serving up a range of culinary adventures to suit all tastes over five glorious days from 15-19 April.
It is a diverse program of events held across Flinders Island and the outer islands showcasing all the gourmet, travel and cultural experiences you can enjoy.
For a population of around 900, the island is batting well above its average when it comes to food culture.
You can choose from beef, lamb, muttonbird, Cape Barren Geese, wallaby, seafood, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, sourdough, condiments, garlic, capers, olives and wasabi, to name but a few… and yes, there is crayfish on the menu.
Welcome to Flinders Island, one of 52 islands in the Furneaux Group dotted across Bass Strait, north-east of Tasmania. She’s as spectacularly wild and rugged as the people are warm and welcoming, and like her location, the experience is truly unique.
You’ll need time to explore every marvellous nook and cranny. This site will help you plan your own visit to Australia’s best kept secret!
Are you ready to get away from it all and experience the adventure of a lifetime? When you set foot on Flinders Island you step into an awe-inspiring world of sparkling beaches, rugged ranges, abundant wildlife, flora and clear sapphire waters. Discover the jagged mountains that jut from the wild ocean like giant sea creatures proudly presenting their bounty to all and sundry. These remarkable ‘mountains in the sea’ offer a rare experience you won’t find anywhere else on earth.
With just a little local knowledge you’ll be armed and ready to explore everything the island has to offer. And there are plenty of activities to enjoy all year round, from walking, fishing and bird watching to combing miles of deserted beaches and fossicking for sea shells and precious gems.