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What are the best things to do on Flinders Island?
Strzelecki National Park
Strzelecki National Park covers the southwestern corner of the island, and it’s a must-visit spot for visitors holidaying on Flinders Island holiday packages. Mount Strzelecki is the centrepiece of the park, and at 756 metres (2,480 feet) tall, it’s the highest point on Flinders Island. A climb to the top of Mount Strzelecki rewards visitors holidaying on Flinders Island packages with a panoramic view over the island and the Bass Strait. Other features of the national park include walking trails and breathtaking beaches, including the popular Trousers Point Beach, where you can go snorkelling or kayaking.
The Furneaux Group is made up of 52 isles in the Bass Strait, and Flinders Island is the largest. Learn all about the islands’ culture and history by planning a visit to the Furneaux Museum after booking Flinders Island packages. The museum showcases more than 8,000 artefacts that explore both the Aboriginal and colonial influences across the island group. Visitors holidaying on Flinders Island holiday packages can learn about the geology, local animals, shipwrecks, and farming history that have helped to shape the Furneaux Islands.
Not only is Killiecrankie Bay one of the most beautiful beaches you’ll come across while visiting Tasmania on Flinders Island holiday packages – it’s also home to a unique collection of topaz stones. The topaz is referred to as Killiecrankie Diamonds, and it comes in beautiful shades of blue and pink. Head to Killiecrankie Bay during low tide to see and collect some of the sparkling pieces of topaz while you’re holidaying on Flinders Island packages.
When is the best time to visit Flinders Island?
Flinders Island sees mild weather all year, so it’s possible to enjoy popular activities like hiking and bird-watching no matter when you book a hotel and accommodation on Flinders Island.
Summer temperatures typically reach around 23°C, and the summer has a lower chance of rain than any other season. This is the best time to book Flinders Island accommodation and flight packages if you’re hoping to spend time at the beach. The island doesn’t see the same crowds as the Tasmanian mainland, but summer is high season and the busiest time to travel on Flinders Island holiday packages. Lock in your hotel and accommodation on Flinders Island early for the best rate.
Autumn and spring are the two shoulder seasons on Flinders Island. Temperatures often range between 15° and 20°C, so visitors holidaying on Flinders Island packages at this time can enjoy nice weather without the summer crowds.
Winter cools down to about 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Rain showers are fairly common in the winter months, and the island experiences a chilly wind during the winter months and into the spring. This is the low season on the island, so prices on hotels and accommodation on Flinders Island tend to be at their lowest.
What’s on in Flinders Island?
Furneaux Islands Festival
Book your Flinders Island accommodation and flight packages for travel in late January to take in the excitement of the Furneaux Islands Festival. It takes over the island for three days and includes an exciting line-up of events that highlight the unique culture of Tasmania’s Furneaux Islands. See performances from local musicians, browse works from Furneaux artists, shop a market showcasing food and products of the Furneaux Islands, and chat with some Flinders Island residents at the large barbecue on the festival’s last day.
Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival
Get a taste of the local cuisine by planning your Flinders Island accommodation and flight packages during the annual Food & Crayfish Festival. The event takes place over four days and features some of the island’s best produce, meat, and seafood including organic fruits and vegetables, abalone, beef, and scallops. Crayfish is a central focus, and you can enjoy it alongside other island specialties at large dining events that are held during each day of the festival. Attend the event by booking Flinders Island holiday packages for travel in mid-April.
Flinders Island Show
The annual Flinders Island Show is an excellent time to book Flinders Island packages, particularly if you’re travelling with kids. It’s an agricultural show where visitors can interact with farm animals and see equestrian displays. There are also plenty of other activities, including laser tag and carnival rides for children as well as live music, market stalls, and a sampling of local food and wine from Flinders Island vendors. Attend the event by booking Flinders Island holiday packages for a trip in mid-October.