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Whitemark is the main settlement of Flinders Island and with a population of around 150, it offers a real getaway holiday.

Overlooking Parry's Bay on the west coast of Flinders Island, Whitemark has a rich and fascinating past, with stories of life in a remote and sometimes harsh environment. You can find some of these stories in the Bowman History Room where the history of the local Bowman family is recounted, offering a unique insight into Flinders Island life.

Further north, the Furneaux Museum and Wybalenna historic site tell more stories of the island's past, including the sad and powerful story of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, some of whom were transported here in the early days of Tasmanian settlement.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Whitemark, including the Strzelecki National Park, with its beautiful sheltered beaches and popular spots for camping, fishing and diving.

There are some great walks with spectacular views of the island plus plenty of opportunities to meet the local wildlife. You can also take a four-wheel-drive tour to the remote corners of the island or plan a bushwalk in Strzelecki National Park and enjoy towering granite peaks and sweeping views.

Whitemark has places to eat, drink and stay and is the departure point for scenic cruises by air or sea. Accommodation ranges from holiday cabins and self-contained cottages to rooms at the Interstate Hotel.

Regular flights to Whitemark leave from Launceston, Tasmania or Essendon, Victoria. Flinders Island can also be reached by ferry from Bridport in Tasmania and Port Welshpool in Victoria.

Local tips

  • Visit the Bowman History Room and its unique historic collection
  • Play a round of golf with stunning, picturesque views