Settle into island time, find a beach to yourself, and let Flinders weave its natural magic.
Day 1: Strzelecki National Park to Trousers Point Beach
Begin in the island’s south-west corner, with a walk in Strzelecki National Park. Go straight to the top with a climb to the summit of Strzelecki Peaks, or wander the coast on the Trousers Point walk, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the sands and scenery on Trousers Point Beach and Fotheringate Beach.
Finish the day’s activities in leisurely style with a wine tasting at Unavale Vineyard before driving to Vinegar Hill for a view over Lady Barron and Franklin Sound.
Dine at Mountain Seas Lodge, pressed into the slopes of the Strzelecki Peaks, for island produce with a view over Trousers Point.
Day 2: Trousers Point Beach to Palana
Gather breakfast and coffee at Cate Cooks and head north towards Emita.
Wander through the old chapel and the cemetery at Wybalenna.
Take in island and maritime history at the Furneaux Museum.
Return to Whitemark for dinner at the Interstate Hotel, then set out at dusk for the viewing platform at Settlement Point, watching short-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) return to their burrows after a day of feeding far out at sea (from November to April).
Day 3: Palana to Whitemark
Spend a meditative hour or two strolling the empty beach at Palana.
Succumb to diamond fever at Killiecrankie, fossicking for the topaz known locally as Killiecrankie diamonds.
Drive to the island’s eastern side, stopping in at the Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary to wander among wallabies, wombats, Cape Barren geese and other animals.
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