Flinders Island

Cast out into the Bass Strait northeast of mainland Tasmania, Flinders Island is a remote, rewarding and totally unique destination. Just a short scenic flight from Launceston, this rugged island is rich with diverse landscapes, historic landmarks and an unusual ecosystem.

Hike past lagoons, woodlands and coastal heaths, skirt around striking granite mountain ranges and summit the dramatic peaks of Mt Killiecrankie and Mt Strzelecki, affording you spectacular views over the entire island.

Explore a dazzling coastline of deserted beaches and bays, grassy dunes, lichen-covered boulders and towering outcrops of granite and sandstone karst.

It may not yet be on your radar, but here is where you’ll find some of Australia’s—and, consequently, the world’s—best coastal walking.

 

Expertly Planned

With over 40 years in the business, we have finessed our range of adventure tours. You’ll get a planned itinerary that explores some of the most remote destinations in Tasmania, and while our guides organise the nitty gritty logistics, you get to spend more time enjoying the scenery and surrounds.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in Tasmania. When you book one of our trips you're supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

Ultimate value

Our Tasmanian active adventures offer exceptional value for money incorporating as many inclusions as possible in every tour such as meals, transport, entrance fees and permits.


 

Our business commitment

The entire staff of Tasmanian Expeditions share a deep commitment to maintaining the integrity of the Tasmanian wilderness. We are dedicated to ensuring we adopt a responsible attitude to the areas we travel through. Our key aim is to maximise the positive benefits tourism can deliver whilst minimising the impact of any potentially damaging social, cultural or environmental consequences.

Ecotourism certification

Many of the itineraries offered by Tasmanian Expeditions have achieved Ecotourism Certification at the ECO IV level. The ECO Certification Program is a world first and has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.

Promote public environmental awareness

Our guides encourage and promote an understanding of conservation through interpretation natural and historic values, and ensure our presence has no effect on historic, Aboriginal and archaeological locations.

In the field commitment

Minimal impact bushwalking techniques are used to reduce the effects that people have on the environment. This allows walkers to enjoy their natural surroundings without causing too much environmental degradation.



Tasmania is located between Latitudes 40 and 43, with the island’s temperature and weather moderated by the surrounding oceans. The cool temperate climate offers four distinct seasons which can interchange on any given day of the year. Summer temperatures on Flinders Island are absolutely ideal for walking, with an average maximum of 21 degrees and minimum of 12 degrees. Wind factor, especially on the west-facing coastline, can drop the air temperature further. Rainfall on the west coast of Flinders is relatively low compared to the west coast of mainland Tasmania and averages 744mm, but please be prepared for unseasonal heavy rain at any time of year. For group safety and comfort, having adequate gear and equipment for the local conditions ensures accessibility to the wilderness is enjoyed.