Walking

The Furneaux group sports some of the most beautiful and exciting coastline in Australia. The mountains, in particular Mount Strzelecki, are spectacular with great granite cliffs, rocky ridges, distinctive summits, and forests running down to sandy beaches.

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.

Stroll along one of our 120 untouched beaches where the only prints will be yours, take a sunset walk, build sandcastles and fossick for Paper Nautilus Shells (“Argonauta Nodosa”) which wash up from March to June each year.

Feeling a little more energetic? Try the three Great Short Walks of Tasmania, starting with Trousers Point walk before working your way up to the spectacular granite cliffs and rocky ridges of Pillingers Peak, Mt Killiecrankie or Mt Strzelecki (756m).

Take the “Walk in Whitemark” and visit all the landmarks of years past. Walk along the Lady Barron Foreshore Track, from the Slipway to Yellow Beach, enjoying the coastal bush, rocky outcrops and spectacular views.

The unquestioned highlight of walking in this region would be the trek to the top of Strzelecki and back. Allow 5 hours return for this trip to explore the many walking tracks and trails with the assistance of a local walking guide.

For a bit more inside knowledge refer to ‘Walks of Flinders Island’ – by Ken Martin; Walking Guide to Flinders and Cape Barren Islands – D’reen Lovegrove & Steve Summers.

If planning a walking holiday to Flinders Island contact our local Parks and Wildlife Ranger.
Phone: (03) 6359 2217
Fax: (03) 6359 2210

Walks

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