When climbing to the summit of Mt. Strzelecki, prepare to be awestruck by the stunning views. The mountain was named after the Polish explorer, Paul Edmund Strzelecki who visited Flinders Island and climbed the highest peak in 1842. The Strzelecki National Park, which is approximately 7,414 hectares, has only two trails – one going to the top of the highest peak and one along the rocky headlands of Trousers Point. The rest of the area is bushland hiding many great surprises.
Much of the Furneaux region is a mixture of natural bushland and rural land. With an environment respected by our small population, the islands have a diversity of native animals from Bennetts, Pademelon and Potoroo wallabies to possums, wombats and echidnas.
The best way to really connect with the land is by foot. Luckily there’s something to suit everybody from two-hour walks to extended camping treks such as the Cape Barren circuit.
During the day, the Furneaux Islands’ diverse birdlife puts on a spectacular show. With over 200 species visiting or living on our shores, you can see the islands’ untamed nature come to life every day.
Whether you’re an expert or a novice with an I-phone, Flinders is a photographer’s heaven on earth. Each season offers different opportunities, from the freshness of spring bursting with colour to the long summery afternoons and lazy beach days.