OVERVIEW

Flinders Island is the largest of the 52 islands that make up the Furneaux Group, located in Bass Strait off the coast of Tasmania. It's a spectacularly diverse, wild and rugged landscape. This trip includes traversing the large tracts of native rainforest that dot the island,  climbing more than one stunning mountain and enjoying gorgeous beach after gorgeous beach.

Flinders Island is undoubtedly the least known amongst the best walking destinations in Australia.  What's more, the air is said to be the cleanest in Australia, and with about only 500 people on the island, it's likely that you're going to have the walk all to yourself.

Highlights

  • Climb the tallest peak on the island, Mt Strzelecki
  • Hike the Darling Ranges and Mnt Pillinger with their spectacular views
  • Walk via Killiekrankie and set foot on Killiekrankie Summit
  • Spot Cape Barren geese, wild peacocks, pheasants, birds of prey and large numbers of seabirds
  • Hike via stunning red lichen-covered boulders
  • Enjoy deserted pristine beaches

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some uphill sections and occasional steps. Walks are generally shorter and walking experience is not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2995

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 895

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of a room when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
FLINDERS ISLAND: SHORT WALKS NEAR MNT STRZELECKI

This Flinders Island tour commences on Flinders Island where you’ll be met at the airport. Flights to the island leave from Essendon (near Melbourne airport) or Launceston (in Tasmania) via Sharp Airlines. For flight information visit sharpairlines.com or phone 1300 55 66 94

As you approach the rugged Furneaux Group of islands, Flinders Island looks like a motley collection of jumbled mountains jutting out of the sea. It’s 75 km long and 40 km wide with a population of only 900 people. As well as tall peaks, sea cliffs and idyllic coves, much of the central part of the island is covered in lush green farmland and glorious national parks.

This afternoon, we will endeavour to do a short walk at Trousers Point to get acquainted with the island. This is a spectacular headland walk with outstanding views of the mountains.

Walks: Easy / 4 km / 1.5 hr

Meals: Two-course dinner

Accommodation: A retreat or private house on land overlooking Trousers Point and Mount Strzelecki

DAY 2
MNT PILLINGER AND THE DARLING RANGE WALK

Today’s hike is through the Darling Range in the central part of the island. Starting at aptly named Walkers Lookout, we traverse a high ridge that offers excellent views in all directions. For fit walkers with a good head for heights there’s an optional ascent of atmospheric Mt Pillinger – known to locals as the Gin Bottle.

Walks: Moderate / 12 km / 5-6 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and a two-course dinner

Accommodation: A retreat or private house on land overlooking Trousers Point and Mount Strzelecki

DAY 3
MNT STRZELECKI WALK

The highlight for many will be the challenging ascent of Mt Strzelecki, named after Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki who explored many parts of Australia in the 1800s. He’s well known for naming and being the first European to climb Mt Kosciuszko – Australia’s highest mountain. The track climbs up through the rugged Fotheringate Creek Valley where there are waterfalls and a delightful fern gully. As you climb higher the vegetation changes to subalpine and finally you reach the bouldery summit. At 756 metres, you are on the highest point on the island.

Walks: Moderate to challenging / 6 km / 5-6 hrs / shorter easier option available

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and a two-course dinner

Accommodation: A retreat or private house on land overlooking Trousers Point and Mount Strzelecki

DAY 4
WYBALENNA AND CASTLE ROCK

On today’s Flinders Island walk we’ll start the walk at 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. A 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.

Walks: Easy to moderate / 12 km / 4- 5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: A stunning cabin near Killiecrankie

DAY 5
MNT KILLIECRANKIE, KILLIECRANKIE BEACH VIA STACKY'S BIGHT

This is possibly the best hike on the island according to the locals.  The walk hugs the stunning coast via rocky outcrops and magnificent windswept carved rocks before making its way inland. There’s an option to climb Mount Killiecrankie before dropping down to The Dock and the sleepy fishing settlement of Killiecrankie where we can search for white topaz stones the locals call Killiecrankie diamonds. Orange lichen decorates the granite boulders and the azure blue water beckons swimmers at Stacky’s Bight.

Walks: Moderate / 10 km / 5-6 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: A stunning cabin near Killiecrankie

DAY 6
FLINDERS ISLAND WALKS NEAR YOUR ACCOMMODATION AND AWAY

This Flinders Island tour finishes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport. There are some excellent walks in and around the accommodation to fill in the morning if you are up for it.

Walks: Easy / 2-3 km / 1 hr

Meals: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The most impressive Flinders Island walks available
  • Transport on the island with our local guides
  • 5 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • Daily meals including packed walkers lunches, breakfasts and dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk information pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Immerse yourself in the true Flinders Island experience, enjoy the lodge near Trousers Point or private self contained accommodations walking distance from Whitemark beach. On the last 2 nights, make your way to the north end of the island and stay in a beautiful farm cottage adjacent to the ocean. This property is very special and you are free to roam at will. There are some magnificent walks on the property, gorgeous places to enjoy the sunset with a wine or a beer. The beach is also close by and most likely you will have it all to yourself.

The two-course dinners are prepared by your hosts with a focus on local fresh organic produce. Each morning you will be provided with ingredients to cook yourself a hearty breakfast. Each walking day you will receive a packed walkers lunch which you will enjoy at an incredible location on the track. We supply an insulated lunch bag and a silicon collapsible tub for your convenience in your pack that we send out to you. The meals at the other end of the islands are prepared by the same chefs that work at The Wharf.

Alcohol and drinks with meals are not included with meals (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHTS 1, 2 & 3

  • NIGHTS 4 & 5

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - BELOW AVERAGE

Distance is not a major consideration in your training program. However, you should still incorporate some long walks as it will increase your cardiovascular fitness.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

TERRAIN

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

MOUNTAINOUS / UNDULATING TERRAIN

As terrain associated with mountain climbs is often somewhat uneven and rocky, balancing and core exercises are vital.

Try to also include some form of elevation in more than 50% of your walking and prioritise resistance training, whilst incorporating stairs anytime you can. Walking up mountains or hills, up and down stairs at work, or up and down at a local oval with a grandstand is incredibly useful. Elevation is often where walkers encounter problems not distance, as it uses an entirely different set of muscles to everyday flat walking. Concentrate on doing lots of squats and lunges to build your glute muscles.

GENERAL INFO

The island is 75km long and 40km wide. It sits in the middle of Bass Strait and is accessible by plane from either Melbourne or Launceston in Tasmania. We will meet you at the airport on the island on the first day and return you on the last day in plenty of time to catch your flight.

The tracks on the Flinders Island walks vary in quality but all are easily navigable. There are well-formed tracks and sections. Hike your way along rocky shorelines and sandy beaches. There are some opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves but the main walks are all easy to moderate, with the only exception being Mt Strzelecki. This trip operates with the support of our on island guides and transport company who work for Auswalk. They can add to your experience by offering more walking options if you need them or by varying them in order to shorten walks, or even swap them around to cater for the weather.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE

The trip starts and ends at Flinders Island airport near Whitemark where you’ll be met. Flights to the island leave from Essendon (near Melbourne airport) or Launceston (in Tasmania) via Sharp Airlines. For flight information visit sharpairlines.com or phone 1300 55 66 94.

WEATHER

Flinders Island has a temperate coastal climate that is suitable for walking at every time of the year except the winter months. Summer weather is mild compared with most of Australia, and winters never have frost. No wonder locals wouldn’t live anywhere else.

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Flinders Island tour or the walks, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2024 - 18 Dec 2024
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2995

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $895
  • 1 Jan 2025 - 18 Dec 2025
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3145

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $995

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  1. Gail & Roy

    1 July, 2022 at 3:45 PM
    5

    This was our 7th self-guided walk with Auswalks and our expectations continue to be exceeded. All planning and execution of trips always very smooth with exceptional support and great flexibility where needed

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  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals, including 2-course a la carte dinners.
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  • All-inclusive pack free walking holiday
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  • All meals including continental breakfasts, two-course dinners and packed walkers lunches with fruit and snacks – all dietary requirements are catered for
  • All transport on and off the track and return transfers from Alice Springs
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk information pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and lunch box
  • Note: this is an alcohol free trip in respect for the traditional land owners

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  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 5 nights of quality ensuite accommodation at Kings Canyon, Uluru  and Alice Springs
  • Cooked breakfasts, a la carte dinners and comprehensive walkers lunches every day
  • All transport from Alice Springs
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  • Champagne sunset at Uluru
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

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What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free Great Ocean Walk walking holiday
  • Two engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Five nights’ comfortable ensuite accommodation (6 nights in 2022)
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Daily meals including cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches, two-course dinners and track snacks
  • Luggage transport
  • Tour of lighthouse
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps & lunch bag
Overview

OVERVIEW

Flinders Island is the largest of the 52 islands that make up the Furneaux Group, located in Bass Strait off the coast of Tasmania. It's a spectacularly diverse, wild and rugged landscape. This trip includes traversing the large tracts of native rainforest that dot the island,  climbing more than one stunning mountain and enjoying gorgeous beach after gorgeous beach.

Flinders Island is undoubtedly the least known amongst the best walking destinations in Australia.  What's more, the air is said to be the cleanest in Australia, and with about only 500 people on the island, it's likely that you're going to have the walk all to yourself.

Highlights

  • Climb the tallest peak on the island, Mt Strzelecki
  • Hike the Darling Ranges and Mnt Pillinger with their spectacular views
  • Walk via Killiekrankie and set foot on Killiekrankie Summit
  • Spot Cape Barren geese, wild peacocks, pheasants, birds of prey and large numbers of seabirds
  • Hike via stunning red lichen-covered boulders
  • Enjoy deserted pristine beaches

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some uphill sections and occasional steps. Walks are generally shorter and walking experience is not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2995

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 895

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
FLINDERS ISLAND: SHORT WALKS NEAR MNT STRZELECKI

This Flinders Island tour commences on Flinders Island where you’ll be met at the airport. Flights to the island leave from Essendon (near Melbourne airport) or Launceston (in Tasmania) via Sharp Airlines. For flight information visit sharpairlines.com or phone 1300 55 66 94

As you approach the rugged Furneaux Group of islands, Flinders Island looks like a motley collection of jumbled mountains jutting out of the sea. It’s 75 km long and 40 km wide with a population of only 900 people. As well as tall peaks, sea cliffs and idyllic coves, much of the central part of the island is covered in lush green farmland and glorious national parks.

This afternoon, we will endeavour to do a short walk at Trousers Point to get acquainted with the island. This is a spectacular headland walk with outstanding views of the mountains.

Walks: Easy / 4 km / 1.5 hr

Meals: Two-course dinner

Accommodation: A retreat or private house on land overlooking Trousers Point and Mount Strzelecki

DAY 2
MNT PILLINGER AND THE DARLING RANGE WALK

Today’s hike is through the Darling Range in the central part of the island. Starting at aptly named Walkers Lookout, we traverse a high ridge that offers excellent views in all directions. For fit walkers with a good head for heights there’s an optional ascent of atmospheric Mt Pillinger – known to locals as the Gin Bottle.

Walks: Moderate / 12 km / 5-6 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and a two-course dinner

Accommodation: A retreat or private house on land overlooking Trousers Point and Mount Strzelecki

DAY 3
MNT STRZELECKI WALK

The highlight for many will be the challenging ascent of Mt Strzelecki, named after Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki who explored many parts of Australia in the 1800s. He’s well known for naming and being the first European to climb Mt Kosciuszko – Australia’s highest mountain. The track climbs up through the rugged Fotheringate Creek Valley where there are waterfalls and a delightful fern gully. As you climb higher the vegetation changes to subalpine and finally you reach the bouldery summit. At 756 metres, you are on the highest point on the island.

Walks: Moderate to challenging / 6 km / 5-6 hrs / shorter easier option available

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and a two-course dinner

Accommodation: A retreat or private house on land overlooking Trousers Point and Mount Strzelecki

DAY 4
WYBALENNA AND CASTLE ROCK

On today’s Flinders Island walk we’ll start the walk at 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. A 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.

Walks: Easy to moderate / 12 km / 4- 5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: A stunning cabin near Killiecrankie

DAY 5
MNT KILLIECRANKIE, KILLIECRANKIE BEACH VIA STACKY'S BIGHT

This is possibly the best hike on the island according to the locals.  The walk hugs the stunning coast via rocky outcrops and magnificent windswept carved rocks before making its way inland. There’s an option to climb Mount Killiecrankie before dropping down to The Dock and the sleepy fishing settlement of Killiecrankie where we can search for white topaz stones the locals call Killiecrankie diamonds. Orange lichen decorates the granite boulders and the azure blue water beckons swimmers at Stacky’s Bight.

Walks: Moderate / 10 km / 5-6 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation: A stunning cabin near Killiecrankie

DAY 6
FLINDERS ISLAND WALKS NEAR YOUR ACCOMMODATION AND AWAY

This Flinders Island tour finishes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport. There are some excellent walks in and around the accommodation to fill in the morning if you are up for it.

Walks: Easy / 2-3 km / 1 hr

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The most impressive Flinders Island walks available
  • Transport on the island with our local guides
  • 5 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • Daily meals including packed walkers lunches, breakfasts and dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk information pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Immerse yourself in the true Flinders Island experience, enjoy the lodge near Trousers Point or private self contained accommodations walking distance from Whitemark beach. On the last 2 nights, make your way to the north end of the island and stay in a beautiful farm cottage adjacent to the ocean. This property is very special and you are free to roam at will. There are some magnificent walks on the property, gorgeous places to enjoy the sunset with a wine or a beer. The beach is also close by and most likely you will have it all to yourself.

The two-course dinners are prepared by your hosts with a focus on local fresh organic produce. Each morning you will be provided with ingredients to cook yourself a hearty breakfast. Each walking day you will receive a packed walkers lunch which you will enjoy at an incredible location on the track. We supply an insulated lunch bag and a silicon collapsible tub for your convenience in your pack that we send out to you. The meals at the other end of the islands are prepared by the same chefs that work at The Wharf.

Alcohol and drinks with meals are not included with meals (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHTS 1, 2 & 3

  • NIGHTS 4 & 5

Fitness Guide

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - BELOW AVERAGE

Distance is not a major consideration in your training program. However, you should still incorporate some long walks as it will increase your cardiovascular fitness.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

TERRAIN

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

MOUNTAINOUS / UNDULATING TERRAIN

As terrain associated with mountain climbs is often somewhat uneven and rocky, balancing and core exercises are vital.

Try to also include some form of elevation in more than 50% of your walking and prioritise resistance training, whilst incorporating stairs anytime you can. Walking up mountains or hills, up and down stairs at work, or up and down at a local oval with a grandstand is incredibly useful. Elevation is often where walkers encounter problems not distance, as it uses an entirely different set of muscles to everyday flat walking. Concentrate on doing lots of squats and lunges to build your glute muscles.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

The island is 75km long and 40km wide. It sits in the middle of Bass Strait and is accessible by plane from either Melbourne or Launceston in Tasmania. We will meet you at the airport on the island on the first day and return you on the last day in plenty of time to catch your flight.

The tracks on the Flinders Island walks vary in quality but all are easily navigable. There are well-formed tracks and sections. Hike your way along rocky shorelines and sandy beaches. There are some opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves but the main walks are all easy to moderate, with the only exception being Mt Strzelecki. This trip operates with the support of our on island guides and transport company who work for Auswalk. They can add to your experience by offering more walking options if you need them or by varying them in order to shorten walks, or even swap them around to cater for the weather.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE

The trip starts and ends at Flinders Island airport near Whitemark where you’ll be met. Flights to the island leave from Essendon (near Melbourne airport) or Launceston (in Tasmania) via Sharp Airlines. For flight information visit sharpairlines.com or phone 1300 55 66 94.

WEATHER

Flinders Island has a temperate coastal climate that is suitable for walking at every time of the year except the winter months. Summer weather is mild compared with most of Australia, and winters never have frost. No wonder locals wouldn’t live anywhere else.

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Flinders Island tour or the walks, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2024 - 18 Dec 2024
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2995

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $895
  • 1 Jan 2025 - 18 Dec 2025
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3145

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $995
Reviews

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

5

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  1. Gail & Roy

    1 July, 2022 at 3:45 PM
    5

    This was our 7th self-guided walk with Auswalks and our expectations continue to be exceeded. All planning and execution of trips always very smooth with exceptional support and great flexibility where needed

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Group-guided

Walk Alligator, Bunyeroo Gorge, Dutchman’s Stern, Rawnsley Bluff, Black Gap and Bridal Gaps, Tanderra Saddle and Wilpena Pound

Group-guided 7 Days From $3695 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Flinders Ranges Walk – 7 Days

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The best of the Flinders Ranges walks
  • Luggage transport
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals, including 2-course a la carte dinners.
  • Champagne and wine at sunset
  • All transport from Adelaide
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

Larapinta Trail Under Canvas – 7 Days

Group-guided

One of the most spectacular hikes in Australia – West MacDonnell Ranges, Ormiston & Serpentine Gorges, Counts Point, Standley Chasm & Mount Sonder at sunrise.

Group-guided 7 Days From $3895 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

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What's Included
  • All-inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
  • 2 Experienced Indigenous guides from the land which you will walk on – Tjoritja Western Arrernte country
  • 6 Breathtaking walking days along the Larapinta
  • 6 Nights in comfortable and spacious 4 person-sized tents with a raised stretcher bed.  We will allocate 1 – 2 people per tent as per your preferences. Please note you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow
  • All meals including continental breakfasts, two-course dinners and packed walkers lunches with fruit and snacks – all dietary requirements are catered for
  • All transport on and off the track and return transfers from Alice Springs
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk information pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and lunch box
  • Note: this is an alcohol free trip in respect for the traditional land owners

Red Centre – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon & Larapinta – 6 Days

Group-guided

Walk World Heritage Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon,  Palm Valley and the West MacDonnell Ranges on the Larapinta Trail

Group-guided 6 Days From $4735 Easy What's Included

Red Centre – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon & Larapinta – 6 Days

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What's Included
  • All-inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings canyon and Palm Valley and the Mereenie Route
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 5 nights of quality ensuite accommodation at Kings Canyon, Uluru  and Alice Springs
  • Cooked breakfasts, a la carte dinners and comprehensive walkers lunches every day
  • All transport from Alice Springs
  • Field of Lights dinner at Uluru
  • Champagne sunset at Uluru
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

Private: Great Ocean Walk – 6 Days

Group-guided

Walk from end to end along dramatic coastlines, from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. Traverse massive sea cliffs, giant Mountain Ash forest & remarkable pristine beaches.

Group-guided 6 Days From $2540 Moderate What's Included

Private: Great Ocean Walk – 6 Days

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What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free Great Ocean Walk walking holiday
  • Two engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Five nights’ comfortable ensuite accommodation (6 nights in 2022)
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Daily meals including cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches, two-course dinners and track snacks
  • Luggage transport
  • Tour of lighthouse
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps & lunch bag

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