Mountain silhouette

Two Day Tours


View Larger Map

The Island is a naturalist’s paradise. Placed as it is between Tasmania and Victoria the island form an interesting cut-off point for some fauna and flora, being the southernmost location for some and the northernmost for other, endemic, Tasmanian species.

Whitemark, the largest town on Flinders Island

Whitemark, the largest town on Flinders Island is situated overlooking Bass Strait.

Places visited on this two day tour include:

* Whitemark

* Walkers Lookout

* Wybalenna

* Emita

* Killiecrankie

* North East River

* Lady Barron

* Vinegar Hill Lookout

* Unavale Vineyard

* Trousers Point

* Strzelecki National Park

* Memana

Wildlife is numerous, partly because of lack of competition from rabbits, (there are no foxes either) is easily spotted. Echidnas, Wombats and Brushtailed Possums abound.

A very fortunate sighting would be the Australian Fur Seal. Lizards range from the Blotched Blue-tongue through various species of small Skinks and the Little Mountain Dragon.

Gemstones

The Island is widely known as source of topaz (locally called Killiecrankie Diamonds) that occurs as prismatic crystal in cavities of igneous rocks such as rhyolite and granite. It is commonly found with tin, feldspar and quartz. Water worn pebbles of topaz are found in alluvial deposits at Tanners Bay and Killiecrankie Bay on Flinders Island. They occur in wide range of colours, those found on Flinders Island being clear, ice-blue and pink-gold. Most visitors are taken with Flinders Island Experience to Mines Creek and or Diamond Gully on the southern site of Mt Killiecrankie.

 

North East River
North-east River is where Flinders Island take their holidays.