Flinders Island is the main island of the Furneaux group, a collection of 52 islands that stretch across Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia.The islands lie scattered around latitude 40 degrees south and are home to a diverse range of wildlife with over 120 species of bird on Flinders Island including many visiting migratory, Northern Hemisphere species. The region is also home to the rare Cape Barren Goose and the endangered 40-Spotted Pardalote.
Flinders is a long, narrow island, 75 km long and 40 km wide, with the Darling Ranges running along the middle of the island. The total land area of Flinders Island is 1,333 sq km.
These remarkable mountains in the sea offer you the holiday experience of a lifetime. Here you can get away from it all in an inspiring world of sparkling beaches, rugged ranges, abundant wildlife and flora, and clear sapphire waters. With a pleasant climate throughout the year and activities from boating, climbing, fishing, bird watching, kayaking, bush walking, photography, and enjoying the natural surroundings and exploring our historic sites, Flinders Island has much to offer.
It is also a great place to unwind for those who just want to escape the stresses of modern living and perhaps do a bit of fishing, play a round of golf, etc. (the 9-hole golf course has only been parred once in its 40 year history). For families, the Furneaux region is a very safe environment to visit. The community is friendly and welcoming, there are walks to suit everybody, and most of the beaches are safe for all ages.
Take time to explore our region. This website will help you to find out more about our island home and help you to plan your own visit to Australiaís best kept secret.