On today’s Flinders Island walk we’ll explore the historic Settlement Point area on the west coast of the island.
The walking starts at picturesque Sawyers Bay, with some boulder hopping and beach walking. An historic jetty with a magnificent backdrop of the Strzelecki Ranges will have cameras working overtime. We go hiking across the peninsula then along the beach to Castle Rock, a massive granite boulder standing over 15 metres high.
On a visit to the Furneaux Historical Museum we’ll learn about Wybalenna, one of the most important Aboriginal historic sites in Australia. It was here in the 1930s that the Tasmanian government resettled what it thought to be the remaining Tasmanian Aboriginal people. At the museum you’ll also learn about early sailors and sealers, the early settlers and the amazing present-day mutton birders.
Walks: Easy / 12 km / 4- 5 hrs
Meals: Cooked breakfast prepared by the in-house chef, walkers lunch and a chef-prepared two-course dinner at the Lodge restaurant
Accommodation: A retreat at the foot of Mt Strzelecki, overlooking Trousers Point Beach