Discovery King and Flinders Island Adventure
Discovery King and Flinders Island Adventure
8 days

Discover Tasmania's Wild Islands

Overview

Enjoy rugged mountain ranges, lush green pastures, landscapes and lagoons filled with birdlife and spectacular rocky cliffs and rugged coastal scenery. Do not forget to bring your camera on this amazing discovery holiday!

Australian Destination Tasmania
International Destination
Tour Date 20 to 27 November 2017
Number Of Days 8 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $5,520
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $475
MAXIMUM TRAVELLERS - 16

Holiday Activity Level High
 
 
 
 

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highlights
  • King Island Scenic Touring
  • King Island Shipwrecks and Lighthouse
  • King Island Dairy
  • King Island Kelp Factory and Craft
  • King Island Farming
  • Flinders Island Scenic Touring
  • Flinders Island Historic Sights
  • Flinders Island Wildlife and Walks
  • Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, Western Australia)

  • Airfares and Taxes* (ex Perth, Western Australia)

  • Travel Insurance*

  • 18 Meals

  • 7 Nights Accommodation

  • Tours and Attractions

  • Professional Villa Tour Leader

  • Local Guides

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to Melbourne (D)
Your tour commences with courtesy transfer to the Perth Airport for your flight to Melbourne.  Overnight: Novotel Little Collins, Melbourne
 
Day 2. Melbourne to King Island (BD)
Today fly from Melbourne to King Island with Rex Airlines.  Upon arrival be met by your King Island coach crew then stop off at one of the local beef farms to find out first hand why King Island has its reputation for producing some of the best quality grass fed beef in Australia.  After lunch, we travel to the museum then onto the Kelp Factory where we learn of this unusual industry before finding our accommodation for the next 3 nights at The Boomerang by the Sea. Overnight: The Boomerang by the Sea, King Island
 
Day 3. King Island (BLD)
This morning, head north to Yellow Rock Beach and the Shannon shipwreck, one of the many shipwrecks around this rugged coastline.  We continue to the top of the island to Cape Wickham Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere then onto Penny’s Lagoon and Martha Lavinia Beach.  Finish the day at the well-known King Island Dairy.  This evening we enjoy a trip back to Grassy Harbour where we view the amazing Fairy Penguins coming ashore.  Overnight: The Boomerang by the Sea, King Island
 
Day 4. King Island (BLD)
Today tour the south of the island visiting the township of Grassy, stopping at the King Island Kelp Craft shop. We continue to City of Melbourne Bay, then along the east coast to Naracoopa for coastal views of the island. Later we visit the calcified forest and onto Seal Rocks, then the Huxley Hill wind farm before returning to our accommodation in Currie.   Overnight: The Boomerang by the Sea, King Island
 
Day 5. King Island to Flinders (BD)
Following breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Launceston.  On arrival into Launceston, there will be some free time.  In the afternoon we return to the airport for our afternoon flight to Finders Island.  Upon arrival on Flinders Island, we are greeted by the Flinders Island Experience coach and start the second part of our adventure.  We find our accommodation at the Furneaux Tavern overlooking the beautiful and picturesque Adelaide Bay with the off shore islands scattered along Franklin Sound. Overnight: Furneaux Tavern, Flinders Island
 
Day 6. Flinders Island (BLD)
This morning travel to our first stop, Settlement Point where we get to enjoy morning tea.  We visit Wybalenna, (Black Man’s House), where we learn of the history of this Aboriginal settlement started by George Augustus Robinson in an attempt to save the Aboriginal’s of Tasmania.  We cross to the east side of the island where we visit the Patriarch’s Sanctuary for lunch, meet some of the local wildlife and learn of one man’s, (Derek Smith OAM) dedication to protect the unique Cape Barren Geese.  With the help of Sister Barbara, they received government recognition for their work on this project.  Following lunch, we journey further south to the huge water bird sanctuary of Cameron’s Inlet.  Weather permitting, delight in a beach walk whilst taking in the views to the north of Babel, Storehouse and Cat Islands and Cape Barren Island to the south.  Our trek continues south to the island’s main port of Lady Barron.  Overnight: Furneaux Tavern, Flinders Island
 
Day 7. Flinders Island (BLD)
This morning travel to North East River, a fishing mecca for the locals where King Flathead, up to 5 feet long and nearly a foot across the head are caught with the meat as sweet as a small flathead, one of the island’s best kept secrets!  We visit Palana, a popular holiday destination for the locals and those in the know.  Through the Second World War, Palana was an air force radar station erected in this area to observe any mine layers etc. entering Bass Strait.  The old Barrack’s still stand today.  Next, another mind-blowing view of the crystal clear blue waters of the Sisters Passage and the Sisters Islands situated just off the coast.  Lunch today will be at our next stop of Killiecrankie Bay, home of the Killiecrankie Diamonds.  There will be time for a walk on the beautiful beach.  We travel onto the beautiful Trousers Point in the south west corner nestled at the foot of the island’s highest mountain, Mount Strzelecki.  This is most definitely postcard material with its crystal clear waters and red lichen granite rocks and stunning unspoilt beaches with the granite mountain as a backdrop. Seeing is believing! We then return to Lady Barron.  Overnight: Furneaux Tavern, Flinders Island
 
Day 8. Flinders Island (B)
Our last day on the island we explore the main township of Whitemark and the towns Rose garden with time for souvenir shopping before heading to the airport to prepare for our flight to Perth via Melbourne.  Upon arrival in Perth, our courtesy taxi’s will see you safely home.
 
Notes:
 
Whilst every aspect of this tour will be endeavoured, there may be change in order due to weather or unforeseen events.
 
Due to the nature of the outdoor touring it is advised that you bring warm gear eg. beanie, scarf and wind break/rain jacket.
 
Due to the smaller type aircraft used during portions of this holiday

  1. There is a strict limit of 15kg of luggage per person

  2. Travellers must be able to climb stairs to board the flights and manage confined space in the aircraft

Itinerary is subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.

 
 
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