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Flinders Island Tasmania

 

Flinders is the largest of the 51 islands that make up the Furneaux Group. At almost 1400 square kilometres it is much bigger than many visitors imagine it to be.

The sea, with its crystal clear water, offers ideal conditions for scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, and fishing.

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Activities on Flinders Island
Its pristine natural environment is abundant with amazing bird life, beautiful flora including many native orchids, and who could forget all the local native animals.

The Furneaux Museum and historic Wybalenna are just minutes around the road from the cottage. There is also a choice of pristine beaches including the very popular, Allports Beach, Lillies Bay, and Sawyers Bay. Marshall Bay and of course Castle Rock are also just minutes away.

 

For those who enjoy walking, there are mountains to climb, bush tracks to hike, and coastal tracks to saunter along.

Walk Flinders offer guided walks. To find out more contact them on 0428 212 751.

Services on the island

There are two main townships Whitemark and Lady Barron; Whitemark is the main hub for the island.

Medical

In Whitemark you will find our District Hospital and Ochre Doctors Surgery including a dispensary as there is no chemist on the island.

Shops

There is also an IGA Supermarket, a Newsagent/General Store, Butchers Shop, Bakery/Café, the Interstate Hotel and Post Office.

 

Bank

The Post Office also hosts a Bendigo Bank sub-branch, and banking facilities for other banks.

Tourist info.

There is also a Council Chambers where tourist information can be found.

Resturant

The Wharf Restaurant is on the foreshore in Whitemark and has views out to some of the outer islands, they also make their own whiskey, vodka, and gin.

Cafe

Try Cate Cooks for coffee and a range of culinary delights.

Sport

For the golfers and bowlers there is a sports club to cater to your needs.

Souvenirs

The Purple Swamp Hen is a lovely little store where you can purchase souvenirs and locally crafted items.

Lady Barron

Lady Barron is another coastal township where the barge from Tasmania docks and departs as well as various other water craft.

In Lady Barron there is the Furneaux Tavern for eats and drinks. The Tavern has outstanding views across to several nearby islands. 

There is another IGA in Lady Barron, however, it is much smaller than the one in Whitemark.

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Information about Flinders Island
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Ready To Fly?

To book flights for your holiday contact Sharp Airlines who operate out of Essendon in Victoria and Launceston in Tasmania. Bookings can be made online at www.sharpairlines.com or by phoning 1300 556 694.

Phone numbers

For Car Hire

  • Flinders Island Car Rentals
    (03) 63592168
  • Cabin Park Rentals
    (03) 63592188

Fuel

  • Self Service (24/7) in Whitemark
  • IGA store in Lady Barron during opening hours  – 0488773090

 

 

Laundromat

  • In Whitemark – 0427598570

Eateries

Whitemark

  • Interstate Hotel (counter meals plus a café)
    (03) 63592114
  • The Wharf
    http://www.onislandtime.com.au
  • Flinders Island Bakery
    (03) 63592105
  • Cate Cooks
    0412626992
  • PKT (Thai Take-Away)
    0409464504

Trousers Point

  • Mountain Seas Lodge
    (03) 63594553
    0427593601

BOOK YOUR ACCOMODATION

Castle Cottage is a cosy, fully self-contained, 2 bedroom cottage which is completely equipped to cater for all your needs.

0439 156 809