The newest Great Walk of Australia, explore the windswept landscapes and native flora and fauna of Tasmania's Flinders Island, returning to an exclusive eco-camp each evening

1Overview
Overview

Discover Flinders Island's granite peaks and rugged coastline on this six-day guided Great Walk of Australia. Your journey begins in Launceston and includes return scenic flights from the seaside town of Bridport to Flinders Island off Tasmania's northeastern coast. By day you'll explore the island's pristine environment, impressive natural landmarks and rich cultural history, with several scenic stops and refreshment breaks en route. Each afternoon you'll return to an exclusive seaside Eco-Comfort Camp where you'll enjoy a hot shower, delicious wilderness meals featuring seasonal Tasmanian produce and a peaceful night's sleep in your elevated safari-style tent. As well as hiking, there are opportunities to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the camp's private beach and other secluded bays along the trail.

Flinders Island Walk Campsite Lachlan Gardiner
Flinders Island Asending Mt Strzelecki Dietmar Kahles
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2Rates & Inclusions
Inclusions
  • Return road transfers between Launceston and Bridport
  • Return scenic flights between Bridport and Flinders Island
  • Five nights of twin-share accommodation in a safari-style tent at the exclusive Eco-Comfort Camp
  • All meals, snacks and trail provisions
  • Quilt, sheet, stretcher beds and mats in the safari tents
  • National Park passes
  • Inter-island road transfers
  • Two qualified wilderness guides for the duration of the walk

Ask us about our private transfer options to Hobart if you'd like to incorporate this walk into a larger Tasmanian journey

3Location & Access
Location & Access

This walk commences and concludes in Launceston in northern Tasmania and includes return scenic flights to Flinders Island from Bridport. Please enquire about an all-inclusive option with transfers, and pre and post-walk accommodation. We also offer private connecting transfers to Hobart if you'd like to extend your time in Tasmania.

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5Itinerary
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Launceston to Flinders Island (walking distance: approx. 2-3km)

You will be collected from your central Launceston accommodation at around 7 am, and transferred by road to Bridport Airport where you will embark on a scenic morning flight to Flinders Island. After a detailed briefing of the days ahead, the first walk begins along the coastline to Castle Rock, one of Flinders Island's most famous landmarks. The afternoon features an important insight into the island's chequered cultural history as you explore the relics of Wybalenna, the notorious site of a failed Indigenous resettlement scheme in the mid-1800s. Continuing north, arrive at a private seaside Eco-Comfort Camp - your home base for the next five nights. Enjoy a hot shower and settle in before joining your fellow walkers for a delicious dinner prepared by your guides.

Included: L - D

Flinders Island Walk Castle Rock Lachlan Gardiner

Day 2

Mt Killiecrankie and The Docks (walking distance: approx. 10-12km)

After a hearty breakfast at camp, there's a short drive to the start of today's walk, which involves a moderately challenging climb up Mt Killiecrankie. There's plenty of time to soak up the spectacular views across the beautiful bay and surrounding coast before beginning the descent toward the rocky coastline of Stacky's Bight. Here you'll enjoy a scenic lunch stop and a refreshing swim. Well-fed and recharged, the walk continues to 'The Docks', one of Flinders Island's secret gems where the burnt orange of the lichen-encrusted granite outcrops contrasts beautifully with the white sand and turquoise bay. You'll then be transferred back to camp where a rewarding shower and an enjoyable evening sharing stories with new friends await.

Included: B - L - D

Flinders Island Walk Stacky's Bight Lachlan Gardiner

Day 3

North East River and Palana (walking distance: approx. 8-9km)

Today you'll explore one of Flinders Island's most remote and pristine corners. Starting at the North East River - the island's northernmost point - discover rock pools, rugged granite outcrops and the impressive dunes of Palana while taking in stunning coastal views of the Sister Islands. Upon reaching the tiny settlement of Palana, you may opt for a swim or gentle wade to cool off before the drive back to camp. After another wonderful dinner, settle into your tent and gaze up at the starry night sky through the clear roof.

Included: B - L - D

Flinders Island Walk Safari Tent Lachlan Gardiner

Day 4

Haulands Gap and Red Bluff (walking distance: approx. 7-8 km)

Today's adventure starts with a drive heading inland to Walkers Lookout for spectacular views of the Darling Range. Next on the list is the Haulands Gap Track through peppermint-scented eucalyptus forests with great views of both the east and west coastlines. After another short drive to Patriarch Inlet on the island's east coast, enjoy a leisurely walk to the impressive and aptly named Red Bluff. Time permitting, there may be an opportunity to visit Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary for a chance to get up close to some of the island's native animals.

Included: B - L - D

Flinders Island Walking Adventure Vista TA

Day 5

Mt Strzelecki (walking distance: approx. 4km)

This morning's pre-dawn wake-up call is well worth the stunning views you'll get from the summit of Mt Strzelecki later today. Following a challenging 700m climb through blue gum and peppermint woodlands, endemic alpine vegetation and evergreen forest, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Flinders Island. On a clear day, you may even spot the outer islands and the northern coast of mainland Tasmania. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch where you'll feel like you're on top of the world, before making the long descent down the mountain. Continue to Fotheringate Bay where you'll have the opportunity for a relaxing swim and then it's back to camp for one last night.

Included: B - L - D

Flinders Island Walk Sunrise Mt Strzelecki Lachlan Gardiner

Day 6

Trousers Point and return to Launceston (walking distance: approx. 6km)

Enjoy a leisurely start to the morning, soaking up the peaceful surroundings before packing up and leaving camp for the last time. After stopping for a hot drink in Whitemark - the island's main residential and business centre - you'll be transferred to Big River Road to commence today's hike. Considered one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks, and featuring some of its most photographed beaches, the Trousers Point circuit offers constantly changing views across the Bass Strait Islands in one direction and Mt Strzelecki in the other. Lunch is a celebratory affair as you reflect on your Flinders Island adventure, before flying back to Bridport in the afternoon. The journey concludes in Launceston, where you'll be dropped off at your accommodation by about 5.30 pm.

Included: B - L

Flinders Island Walk Trousers Point Lachlan Gardiner
6Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

October to April

Regular weekly departures in-season. Surcharges apply during peak and holiday periods.