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.
Le Tour de Flinders was started by Lion Gordon Rorison to promote Lions International Sight First Campaign and assist locals with fitness.
It is a fun bike ride rather than a race and people of all levels are encouraged to participate riding as they are able.
The ride begins 9.00am at Lady Barron, to end with a healthy BBQ at “Wonderland” just past entry to Yellow Beach (approx. 80kms). If this seems too far for you, riders can join main group from Whitemark onwards (approx. 26kms) You don’t have to participate in the ride to enjoy the BBQ.
Profits go to Lions International Sight First Campaign. Download the entry form
For such a tiny island, Flinders punches way above its weight. Everywhere you turn you’ll find something mouth watering and jaw dropping, often at the same time – from the fresh food, local markets and exquisite wines to the stunning landscape, exotic wildlife and intriguing locals who’ll share stories that’ll inspire you to write your own.
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.