Oct 22' - May 23', 5 nights
• Explore spectacular peaks, rolling green pastures and sparkling coastal vistas
• Summit numerous peaks with stunning views
• Return scenic flights from Bridport give unsurpassed views of your island escape
• View unique Australian wildlife and birdlife
• Stay at our private Eco-Comfort Camp housed with safari-style tents and a spacious communal platform
• Visit Wybalenna and the Flinders Island museum
Why travel with Tasmanian Expeditions?
When it comes to experiencing the very best of the Tasmanian wilderness it makes sense to travel with Tasmanian Expeditions. In each and every trip we combine:
‑ 30 + years experience
‑ The most experienced professional guides
‑ An unblemished safety record
‑ 24 hour backup
‑ A commitment to sustainable travel practices
‑ Quality equipment
‑ Delicious meals sourced from Tasmanian produce
Each and every trip will provide you with a high quality experience that represents unsurpassed value for money. We look forward to helping you explore our amazing wilderness ‑ the right way.
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 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. You have the opportunity to summit the dramatic granite peaks of both Mt Killiecrankie and Mt Strzelecki, the second of which is the highest point on the island at 756m giving you spectacular 360 degree views of Flinders Island in its entirety.
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!
World Expeditions has a long held philosophy of training and empowering local leaders as there is no one that can better showcase a country than a local person. Yet, we also have an amazing line-up of extraordinary Western guides and global escorts who work closely with our local leaders to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences.
These recognised experts, mountaineers and highly accomplished explorers, who escort and have helped developed some of our trips worldwide, have made a significant contribution to our mix of exciting and unique itineraries on offer.
Their expertise and enthusiasm ensures that we continue to pioneer adventure travel firsts and push the envelope with innovative programs that enable curious travellers to discover and explore this beautiful world more thoughtfully.
INTRODUCTORY TO MODERATE
This adventure involves trekking for up to 5 or 7 hours a day 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.
Tasmanian Expeditions is deeply committed to ensuring the natural heritage and wilderness values of Tasmania are undiminished for generations to come. The following policies & techniques for personal hygiene in the wilderness will help to reduce our impact and ensure that the trip is sustainable.
‑ Please keep toiletries to an absolute minimum. If biodegradable products are brought on tour, their suitability will be discussed at your pre‑departure briefing. We suggest leaving items such as shampoo, soaps & hair products behind. Natural 100% tea tree oil serves as a good antiseptic soap/shampoo alternative.
‑ We have a toilet at our camp. In the wilderness there is the need to dispose of waste as per leave no trace principles which will be discussed at your pre‑departure briefing.
‑ There will be many opportunities to have a swim or bathe in the beautiful, turquoise ocean. A quick drying micro/travel towel is recommended for washing/drying.
‑ Personal hygiene can be further maintained with wet wipes/moist towelettes.
‑ If possible, organic/natural brands of insect repellent, sunscreen, deodorant and toothpaste are preferred – small quantities are lighter to carry!
‑ Sanitising hand gel will be provided at mealtimes & around camp. Having a small personal quantity is also recommended – approx 60ml is sufficient.
Tasmania is located between Latitudes 40 and 43, with the island’s temperature and weather moderated by the surrounding oceans. The cool temperate climate offers four distinct seasons which can interchange on any given day of the year. Summer temperatures on Flinders Island are absolutely ideal for walking, with an average maximum of 21 degrees and minimum of 12 degrees. Wind factor, especially on the west‑facing coastline, can drop the air temperature further. Rainfall on the west coast of Flinders is relatively low compared to the west coast of mainland Tasmania and averages 744mm, but please be prepared for unseasonal heavy rain at any time of year. For group safety and comfort, having adequate gear and equipment for the local conditions ensures accessibility to the wilderness is enjoyed.