Flinders Island is about 70 x 30 kilometres, is surrounded by 52 other islands (some big) and has some spectacular scenery with Strzelecki Mountain to climb over 2,500 feet high near the southern end. It takes about one hour to drive from the north to the south end amongst wonderful vista's.
As one of the first areas settled in Australia, there is quite a bit of history around, with a new museum not far away as well as old cemeteries and landmarks. You can even e-mail your shopping list to firstname.lastname@example.org at Flinders IGA and pick up your food on arrival. All with a friendly smile. The pub opposite the supermarket has delicious meals if you are in town. Fresh seafood is usually the order of the day.
One thing is for certain, the feel of peace and tranquillity on Flinders Island is difficult to describe. It can only truly be appreciated by experiencing the beauty of nature and the rugged outcrops of headlands as you drive or walk round. You will go away feeling like you have come to somewhere special in the world, as international tourists who have come to visit and stayed to live can attest. We have Austrian, French and Italian neighbours.
Try something different, and somewhere where you don’t have to join queues, no security issues here (compulsory to wave to the locals as you drive around), nor any stresses of modern travel to holiday destinations. You often get to see spectacular scenery as you fly into Flinders.
ere is a youtube video that shows how life is on the Island...made in 2013 http://youtu.be/JimdzTV-mss
www.visitflindersisland.com.au is a useful resource with up to date information on the island - worth a visit!