3
Introductory
Activities
  • 4 days walking
Accommodation
  • 3 nights at our Eco-Comfort Camp
  • 2 nights Launceston
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

6 Days$3095AUD

Trip Code: SOG8293

Trip highlights


  • A more gentle series of Flinders Islands' best coastal walks
  • Explore rolling green pastures and sparkling coastal vistas
  • Stay at our private beach side Eco-Comfort Camp
  • View unique Australian wildlife and birdlife
  • Visit Wybalenna and the Flinders Island museum
  • Scenic flight to and from the Island

Why Book With Us

  • Stay at our exclusive beachside Eco-Comfort Camp
  • Unrivalled experience, we are Tasmania's first walking tour operator
  • Solo travellers will be upgraded to a single tent at no extra cost

Flinders Island has fast become Tasmania’s hottest new walking destination thanks to its mesmerising mix of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and Aboriginal and European history. This shorter version of our signature Flinders Island Walking Adventure – In Comfort features the best introductory walks on the island as well as accommodation at our pioneering Eco-Comfort Camp. The diverse and rewarding series of more gentler walks will introduce you to the rugged coast lines of this windswept Island, providing time to swim in the crystal clear waters and soak in 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 daily walks. With scenic flights included from Launceston, you are only a hop, skip and a jump away from your next unforgettable Australian walking experience.

Activities:

Itinerary

On arrival you will need to make your own way to Hotel Verge, Launceston's newest boutique accommodation. Superbly located in the heart of Launceston it's the perfect location to step out and explorer the many local attractions. Overnight - Hotel Verge (or similar)

Meals:  Nil

Today you will be collected from your accommodation at approximately 8.00am 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. It is here that we begin the first of many wonderful walks by sauntering 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. After a quick transfer we will arrive at our private beachfront Eco-Camp, where you can settle in for the next four days. Walking distance: 3km

Meals:  L,D

Wake up slowly to the sound of nature and take a freshly brewed coffee down to the beach to soak in your pristine surrounds. After a relaxing morning at camp we will drive south to begin today's beach walk at Sawyers Bay. Heading north along the iconic rock and sand of the Flinders Island coastline to Lillies Bay before turning inland to spend time at Wybalenna; the infamous site of the disastrous Indigenous resettlement scheme and the remaining graveyard and chapel. From here we may have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Flinders Island Museum. When we are ready we will head back to our Eco-Camp to relax for the afternoon. Walking distance: 4-5km

Meals:  B,L,D

Today will start off with a hearty brekkie at camp before we drive a short distance to begin a full day of walking across pristine coastline from the settlement of Killiecrankie through to Stacky's Bight with its intriguing rock formations and breathtaking views across the extensive bay. As we walk keep your eyes out for the infamous Killiecrankie Diamonds. Stopping for lunch we can enjoy a well deserved swim in the crystal clear waters or just enjoy the serenity. The afternoon leg of the journey entails a combination of coastal paths and extensive rock hopping steering us walking toward '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. Here we will walk a short distance back to our vehicle and head to camp. In the evening your guides will get busy in the kitchen while you relax and reminisce over the wonders of the day's explorations in front of a roaring fire (permits permitting). Walking distance: 7-8km

Meals:  B,L,D

Our last morning on the magnificent island will be spent exploring Trousers Point, one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks. Marvel at the views up to Mt Strzelecki and enjoy one more chance to wade through the tranquil waters of the island. After a relaxing lunch we will catch our scenic return flight to Bridport and transfer back to Launceston where the trip concludes by dropping you at your accommodation by approximately 5pm. Walking distance: 6km Overnight - Hotel Verge (or similar)

Meals:  B,L

This morning your trip concludes after breakfast.

Meals:  Nil


Inclusions

  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • 3 nights at our exclusive eco-comfort camp on a twin share basis
  • 2 nights Launceston hotel
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Sleeping bag, inner sheet, stretcher beds, mat and safari-style tents
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • Return scenic flights from Bridport

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

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory

3

This adventure involves walking for up to 5 hours. You will need a good level of fitness and balance for the rocky terrain and must be in good health. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions. Suggested preparation: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, twice a week.


Departure dates


Priceper person from

$3095AUD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Flinders Island Escape with Wanda 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.