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Flinders locals are proud of the rich bounty of wild and natural tastes available on the island. And who could blame them? Succulent abalone is hand plucked from the ocean, giant crayfish practically lands on your lap while plump lamb, beef, wallaby, seasonal fruits, veggies, honey and boutique wines are the envy of the world.
Whether it’s the natural bounty or the prized salt-grass pastures, it’s a gastronome’s heaven on earth. The Southern Rock Lobster (crayfish) season begins in November and closes in September. Killiecrankie Enterprises and Flinders Island Fresh sell cooked or live crayfish during most of the season. In order for the crayfish to be as fresh as possible please order in advance – at least a day before it is required.
Happy Hour on Wednesday nights at the Furneaux Tavern in Lady Barron is worth a visit to enjoy the locals in their element and for your chance to win the Meat Raffle.
Some Flinders Island Producers and Products to try:
Brymworth Farm Garlic
Flinders Island Honey
Flinders Island Meat
Flinders Island Olive Oil
The Juggler – Hot Sauce
Local produce is well represented at the supermarkets in both Lady Barron and Whitemark. Muttonbirds and fresh fish are available from Flinders Island Meats. Try the local 'Fish of the Day' in the Shearwater Restaurant at the Furneaux Tavern or sample the local wallaby at the Interstate Hotel.