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 09 to 16 November 2018
Number Of Days 8 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $5,935
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $435
MAXIMUM TRAVELLERS - 16

Holiday Activity Level

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highlights
  • Private Chartered Flights between King and Flinders Island
  • King Island Beef Farm Visit
  • Kelp Factory and Craft Industries
  • King Island Dairy
  • Cape Wickham Lighthouse
  • Fairy Penguins Evening Viewing
  • Calcified Forest
  • Huxley Wind Farm
  • Wybalenna Settlement
  • Furneaux and King Island Museums
  • Killiecrankie Diamond Fossick
  • Cape Barron Geese and Patriach’s Reserve
  • Cameron’s Inlet Bird Sanctuary

Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, Western Australia)

Airfares and Taxes* (ex Perth, Western Australia)

19 Meals

7 Nights Accommodation

Tours and Attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader

Local Guides


Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to King Island (Inflight)
Today we collect you from home and fly to King Island via Melbourne.  Our flight from Melbourne will be a private chartered flight to King Island.  Upon arrival be met by your King Island host and transfer to your accommodation.  Overnight: The Boomerang by the Sea, King Island
 
Day 2. King Island (BLD)
Our day begins with a visit to 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 which is housed in the former lighthouse keeper’s cottage.  Here you will view the island’s history and discover relics from a number of shipwrecks found around the coastline of the island.  Next we discover why there are tractors gathering kelp on the islands beaches.  At the Kelp Visitor Centre view huge straps of kelp drying before being exported to Scotland and Norway where they will be used in sauces, lotions and detergents.  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.  Then we continue to the top of the island to the impressive Cape Wickham Lighthouse which is the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere.  Near the lighthouse view unmarked graves of many who lost their lives in a maritime disaster in 1835.  Next stop is the world famous King Island Dairy which was founded in early 1900’s.  In the evening we enjoy a trip to Grassy Harbour to 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 and stopping at the King Island Kelp Craft shop.  Here you will view the talents of one of the locals who has created seahorses and seals using kelp.  It’s great for souvenir shopping.  Later we visit the calcified forest which is the stony remains of a forest long gone.  The spectacular cliffs and beautiful dramatic views will take your breath away at Seal Rocks before we visit the second commercial wind farm to be built in Australia, the Huxley Hill wind farm.  Overnight: The Boomerang by the Sea, King Island
 
Day 5. King Island to Flinders Island (BLD)
Today we board our private chartered flight to cross Bass Strait and onto The Furneaux Group of islands to our next destination, Flinders Island.  On arrival we will be met by your local host and depart for Allports Beach for morning tea.  Next, the significant historical site of Wybalenna Settlement is where we learn of the sad history of the Tasmanian Aborigines and how George Robinson attempted to rescue them.  In the afternoon the Furneaux Museum showcases the cultural and natural history of the Furneaux Group of Islands.  Calling into Sawyers Bay and Bluff Water reserve we continue south to the port of Lady Barron.  Overnight: The Furneaux Tavern, Flinders Island
 
Day 6. Flinders Island (BLD)
Today we travel to the northern part of the island along the Thule Road stopping at Castle Rock and then to North East River for the splendid views over the sister Islands. Then along the beaches south to Babel Island where we indulge in morning tea. Next, it’s onto Palana the most northern point of the island to learn of the “Dad’s Army” set up during the war.  Lunch will find us at Killiecrankie with time for a fossick along the beach with the hope of maybe finding a Killiecrankie Diamond. We return to Lady Barron via Five Mile Road travelling through the farming region of Memana and Makarna Park.  Overnight: The Furneaux Tavern, Flinders Island
 
Day 7. Flinders Island (BLD)
This morning we head to Trousers Point on the south west corner of the island for splendid views and postcard scenery.  Next stop is Walkers Lookout which would have to be the best lookout on the island with views virtually of the whole of the island.  We head to the east coast to The Patriach’s Reserve and learn of one man’s dedication to save the Cape Barron Goose.  We continue south to the bird sanctuary of Cameron’s Inlet and view Babel Island from the magnificent east coast beach.
 
Day 8. Flinders Island to Home (B)
Following breakfast, we travel to Whitemark for a chance to shop for a souvenir or two before heading to the airport to board our flight to Melbourne and then onto Perth.
 
Note:  The day’s order may change due to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions.
 
Itinerary subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.  FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.

 
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