Things To See and Do
Patriachs Wildlife Sanctuary
Patriachs Wildlife Sanctuary: is the island’s only wildlife sanctuary. It is home to wallabies, wombats, possums and a variety of birds, including the native Cape Barren Goose (see picture bottom left). Kids can pat the friendly wildlife and feed them straight from the hand.
Trousers Point is the most popular beach on Flinders Island. It’s the one place you can be guaranteed to find a bbq that is sheltered from the notorious roaring forties.
Palana Beach is the most northern beach on Flinders Island and is a popular holiday destination for both locals and visitors. Enjoy the soft rolling waves, bbq facilities, and golden sand.
Killiecrankie Bay is famous for its topaz crystals (referred to as Killiecrankie diamonds), which can be found at Diamond Gully in crevices between rocks and by sieving the beach sand. This little haven is also perfect for a picnic and romantic stroll along the beach.
About a third of the island is mountainous and rugged with ridges of granite running the length of the island. Mt Strzelecki, the island’s tallest mountain, stands 800 metres above sea level and is a great challenge for walkers of all fitness levels.
Camerons Inlet and the East Coast: this is the nearest beach to Echo Hills and stretches for miles in either direction. It is also renowned for its surf fishing; locals often catch shark and flathead right off the shore. So grab a rod, and have a go.