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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.
The short walks from Trousers Point and Fotheringate Bay pass through casuarina woodlands and coastal heaths, leading you out to the spectacular coast.
Strzelecki Peaks walking track is a challenging all day walk, starting from sea level to the 756-metre granite massifs of the Peaks. This is the highest point on Flinders Island and an excellent vantage point over the breathtaking southern end and beyond. On a clear day you can see mainland Tasmania.
Fotheringate Bay has some unusual rock formations and Trousers Point is a favourite with the locals and visitors alike. This family-friendly area has campsites and picnic spots, plus plenty of opportunities to swim, fish, snorkel and dive, or simply take a long and lazy beach walk.