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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 6 day short walks and painting excursions with Anne-France Fulgence artist
Accommodation
  • 5 nights Bed and Breakfast exclusive accommodation on Flinders Island
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

6 Days$3050AUD

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Flexible Cancellations
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COVID safety measures
are in place with extra cleaning and hygiene protocols

Remote adventures
means social distancing comes naturally

Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: SOG5864

Flinders Island Trip highlights


  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • Painting with expert artist Anne-France Fulgence
  • Explore & Paint on spectacular peaks, rolling green pastures and sparkling coastal vistas
  • Return scenic flights from Bridport give unsurpassed views of your island escape
  • View unique Australian wildlife and birdlife

With its mesmerising mix of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and Aboriginal and European history, Flinders Island is the gem in the crown of Island walking in Tasmania. Over this diverse and rewarding itinerary you will experience 6 days painting and walking the rugged peaks and sweeping coast lines of this windswept Island, taking the time to swim in the crystal clear waters and photograph the endless picture perfect vistas. Although a small island of only 1,333 square kilometres, Flinders Island hosts an amazing array of ecosystems from dunes and lagoons to woodland and mountainous granite ridges which produce spectacular and unique species of flora and a profusion of fauna which freely roams the island, it is also the only remaining habitat of the common wombat which you may be lucky enough to spot on your adventure. With scenic flights included from Launceston you are only a hop, skip and a jump away from your next unforgettable walking adventure!

Activities:

Itinerary

Today you will be collected from your accommodation around 7.30am and transferred to the Bridport Airport where we embark on our scenic morning flight to Flinders Island. Upon arrival we head to the seaside township of Whitemark where your guides will give a detailed briefing of the week ahead. We then drive north to the small hamlet of Emita. From here we have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Flinders Island Museum and the historic Wybalenna; infamous site of the disastrous indigenous resettlement scheme and the remaining graveyard and chapel. In the afternoon we begin the first of many wonderful walks along the coastline to one of Flinders Island's most famous landmarks: Castle Rock. A myriad of photo opportunities present themselves on the way to this impressive three storey high granite boulder standing sentinel on the magnificent coastline. We then head to our accommodation where we will be staying for the whole week, a wonderful Lodge at the foot of Mount Strezlecki.

Meals:  L,D

Leaving our idyllic accommodation site we drive past Mt Killiecrankie and on to a four wheel drive track that leads us to 'The Docks'. This area is one of Flinders Island's secret gems; spectacular coastal scenery with lichen encrusted granite outcrops in every direction, and magnificent mountain cliffs reaching right down to sea level. The day's walk entails a combination of coastal paths until we reach the prominent landmark, Old Mans Head, where we can stop to enjoy the coastal splendour and enjoy a rejuvenating snack. Stopping for lunch we can enjoy a well deserved swim in the crystal clear waters or just enjoy the serenity and begin some painting After we finish our masterpeices we will meet our transport which takes us back to our accommodation where we can relax and reminisce over the wonders of the day's explorations.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we turn our attention inland to discover another aspect of the island. We drive up to Walkers Lookout which provides amazing views of the Darling Range. We can take a optional short walk through peppermint scented eucalyptus forests provides great views of both the east and west coastlines and set up for our painting here. Returning to our vehicle we head over to the west coast at Patriarchs Inlet and enjoy a leisurely walk to the impressive and aptly named Red Bluff. In the evening we journey down to Lady Barron to enjoy an 'island style' meal with the locals at the Furneax Tavern. As well as sampling some of the island's hospitality and a cold Tasmanian beer, this also provides a wonderful chance to meet some of Flinders friendly and colourful characters.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will enjoy and have a relaxed painting day with views around Mt Strezlecki (our accommodation is at the foot of the mountain). If you choose there is an option to climb Mt Strezlecki- The track to the summit of Mt Strzelecki is a challenging 700m climb through stands of blue gums and peppermints and endemic unique alpine vegetation before entering an enchanting, evergreen cloud forest. On a clear day there are increasingly amazing views of Flinders Island, the outer islands as well as the northern coastline of mainland Tasmania. If you would rather sit and paint at the base of the mountain we can do this option also. An optional but highly recommended swim at Fotheringate Bay helps to revive and restore well tested muscles before returning to our accommodation.

Meals:  B,L,D

For our last morning on the magnificent island we are transferred out to Big River Road where we will start as short our morning's walk to Holts Point and then join onto Trousers Point, one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks. This walk affords wonderful views from Trousers Point beach up to Mt Strzelecki and the chance to wade through the tranquil waters before returning to our accommodation and enjoy a sumptuous lunch prepared by your guides. In the afternoon we have some free painting time- the options of scenic locations are endless at your choice.

Meals:  B,L,D

After leaving our beautiful island accommodation in the morning we catch our scenic return flight to Bridport. From here we transfer to Lilydale township. Lilydale, is nestled under the slopes of Mount Arthur, is an attractive town which in recent times has attracted craftspeople and artists. The result is a quiet town with an artistic ambience. In recent times many of the local artists have painted the local telegraph poles with murals and, consequently, the town has become known as the "Home of the Painted Poles". In the afternoon we visit Piper Brook Vineyard and have a relaxing afternoon lunch and enjoy the grounds at the vineyard while sampling some of the local produce and wine from the region. Later in the afternoon we transfer to Launceston and return you to your accommodation where the trip concludes at approximately 17:30.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • Return scenic flights from Bridport

  • Travel to and from Launceston before or after the trip
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature - alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

About Your Leader

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Anne-France Fulgence

Is an established contemporary Australian artist, living and working in Kangaroo Valley NSW. A-F, (as she likes to be called) has been professionally exhibiting her work for the past 17 years. Her paintings have been highly commended, many times in selected Art Prizes, acquired by Art Bank Australia, and collected by Private and Regional Australian Art galleries. A-F revels in a dramatic composition, confronting and unusual concepts, and the violent application of paint to the canvas. A-F Fulgence was born in Morocco, studied in France, and immigrated to Australia in 1989. A-F attributes her French ancestry to her sense of drama and wild romanticism.

A-F is currently teaching Painting and Drawing workshops in Bowral on Thursdays, (since 2013). In 2018, A-F went to Morocco with a group of 11 artists, to travel and sketch the Atlas Mountains for 12 days.

www.affulgence.com.au

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Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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This adventure involves some walking at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and must be in good health. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions. Suggested preparation: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, three to four times a week. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions, kayaking or road cycling is also recommended depending upon the activity you plan to undertake.


Departure dates


Total Priceper person from

$3050AUD

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Artists trip -Painting on Flinders Island with Anne-France Fulgence trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.