OVERVIEW

 

This is one of the most accessible walks in Australia, being only 90 minutes by vehicle or train from Melbourne CBD. Coupled with beautiful accommodation and access to first-class food and Hepburn hot springs. We walk

Highlights:

  • 5 nights excellent accommodation
  • Meals at ……..
  • 4 days gorgeous walking through endemic forest
  • Enjoy Goldfields heritage

 

 

WALK OVERVIEW

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

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some hill sections and occasional steps. Walking experience not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2095

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 345

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

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

DAY 1
TRAVEL TO CASTLEMAINE

Arrive in Castlemaine at your leisure. There is no planned walking today, so take some time to explore the town renowned for its gold rush history.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 

DAY 2
FREYERSTOWN TO CASTLEMAINE

Today’s walk has you walk from Fryerstown to Castlemaine.  As you start your walk, you will soon find the remnants of the Spring Gully mines which was one of the most famous mines of the Castlemaine district operating from the 1850s until the 1930s. The walk then continues towards Castlemaine and takes you through the bush and endemic forest, via The Monk hill with great views, before following an old aqueduct into Castlemaine.

We give you plenty of time to explore the sights in Fryerstown. With a heritage as a local centre during the gold rush, this is a town that is packed with buildings from that era, as well as an open-air museum with items from the old mining days.

Walks: Easy / 8 km / 3 hr

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch, Three-course dinner

Accommodation:

DAY 3
FRYERSTOWN TO PORCUPINE RIDGE

Your driver will collect you at the accommodation after breakfast and transfer you to Fryerstown. From here you will walk through Castlemaine Diggins National Heritage Park towards Vaughan (2hrs). At Vaughan there are some mineral springs, a perfect spot to enjoy your walkers’ lunch. If you need to cool down, this is also a great spot for a quick dip in the Loddon River.

From here you will continue walking towards Porcupine Ridge. Along the way you can make a stop at Sailers Gully, where you can take a rest and enjoy your provided snacks before continuing the walk. Once you arrive at Porcupine Ridge you will meet your driver and be transferred back to Castlemaine.

Walks: Easy to Moderate / 16 km / 6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and a two-course dinner

Accommodation:

DAY 4
Porcupine Ridge to Hepburn Springs

After breakfast you will meet your driver and be transferred back to Porcupine Ridge for the start of today’s walk. Following the steep hills above Sailors Creek for much of the day, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of what is quintessential central Victorian bushland. As you walk towards Hepburn Springs your walk through beautiful bushland. Whilst a joy to walk, some of the tracks are quite narrow and rocky. You’ll also walk along natural watercourses and man-made watercourses as you work your way towards Hepburn Springs. Once you arrive your driver will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Daylesford.

Walks: Easy to Moderate / 16 km / 6 hrs

Meals:

Accommodation:

DAY 5
HEPBURN SPRINGS TO LAKE DAYLESFORD

After breakfast your driver will transfer you to the start of today’s walk at Golden Springs. Walking towards Bryces Flat (3 ½ hrs) you walk along and cross the willow-lined Spring Creek on small bridges several times. You’ll continue walking past rugged steep gorges and a blowhole. Bryces Flat is a perfect place to rest and for you to enjoy the supplied walkers lunch.

The last part of the walk is genuinely full of variety. As you walk to the end of our Goldfields Track walk, finishing at the beautiful Lake Daylesford (2 ½ hrs), you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you have completed the whole Goldfields Track.

Walks: Moderate / 14 km / 6 hrs

Meals:

Accommodation:

DAY 6
Daylesford

After breakfast we will transfer you to the train station at Woodend for your ride back into central Melbourne

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
  • 24/7 local support from our guides that live on the island
  • Daily meals including walkers lunches and chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Settle in for three nights in your private house on acreage near Trousers Point Beach. Immerse your self in the true Flinders Island experience with the knowledge that you have the use and privacy of your own property with land adjacent to Trousers Point Beach.  On the last 2 days, we make out way to the north end of the island and stay in a beautiful cottage/s on a farm adjacent to the ocean. This property is very special and you are free to roam at will. There are some magnificent walks just on the property, gorgeous places to enjoy the sunset with a wine or a beer. The beach is close so you can enjoy that as well.

The two-course dinners are prepared by your hosts with a focus on local fresh organic produce. Every day you will wake to a cooked breakfast to ready yourself for the upcoming day’s walk. You’ll lunch at incredible locations. Indeed, the walkers lunches complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always kept satisfied. Our walker’s lunches are substantial and will provide variety. Lunch is always augmented by Auswalk’s famous trail mix. We provide you with your own insulated lunch bag and a silicon collapsible tub for your convenience. 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).

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 experiece by offering more walking options if you need them or by varying walks 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.

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 strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s 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.

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DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2095

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $345
  • 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $345

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Overview

OVERVIEW

 

This is one of the most accessible walks in Australia, being only 90 minutes by vehicle or train from Melbourne CBD. Coupled with beautiful accommodation and access to first-class food and Hepburn hot springs. We walk

Highlights:

  • 5 nights excellent accommodation
  • Meals at ……..
  • 4 days gorgeous walking through endemic forest
  • Enjoy Goldfields heritage

 

 

WALK OVERVIEW

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

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some hill sections and occasional steps. Walking experience not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2095

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 345

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
TRAVEL TO CASTLEMAINE

Arrive in Castlemaine at your leisure. There is no planned walking today, so take some time to explore the town renowned for its gold rush history.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 

DAY 2
FREYERSTOWN TO CASTLEMAINE

Today’s walk has you walk from Fryerstown to Castlemaine.  As you start your walk, you will soon find the remnants of the Spring Gully mines which was one of the most famous mines of the Castlemaine district operating from the 1850s until the 1930s. The walk then continues towards Castlemaine and takes you through the bush and endemic forest, via The Monk hill with great views, before following an old aqueduct into Castlemaine.

We give you plenty of time to explore the sights in Fryerstown. With a heritage as a local centre during the gold rush, this is a town that is packed with buildings from that era, as well as an open-air museum with items from the old mining days.

Walks: Easy / 8 km / 3 hr

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch, Three-course dinner

Accommodation:

DAY 3
FRYERSTOWN TO PORCUPINE RIDGE

Your driver will collect you at the accommodation after breakfast and transfer you to Fryerstown. From here you will walk through Castlemaine Diggins National Heritage Park towards Vaughan (2hrs). At Vaughan there are some mineral springs, a perfect spot to enjoy your walkers’ lunch. If you need to cool down, this is also a great spot for a quick dip in the Loddon River.

From here you will continue walking towards Porcupine Ridge. Along the way you can make a stop at Sailers Gully, where you can take a rest and enjoy your provided snacks before continuing the walk. Once you arrive at Porcupine Ridge you will meet your driver and be transferred back to Castlemaine.

Walks: Easy to Moderate / 16 km / 6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and a two-course dinner

Accommodation:

DAY 4
Porcupine Ridge to Hepburn Springs

After breakfast you will meet your driver and be transferred back to Porcupine Ridge for the start of today’s walk. Following the steep hills above Sailors Creek for much of the day, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of what is quintessential central Victorian bushland. As you walk towards Hepburn Springs your walk through beautiful bushland. Whilst a joy to walk, some of the tracks are quite narrow and rocky. You’ll also walk along natural watercourses and man-made watercourses as you work your way towards Hepburn Springs. Once you arrive your driver will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Daylesford.

Walks: Easy to Moderate / 16 km / 6 hrs

Meals:

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DAY 5
HEPBURN SPRINGS TO LAKE DAYLESFORD

After breakfast your driver will transfer you to the start of today’s walk at Golden Springs. Walking towards Bryces Flat (3 ½ hrs) you walk along and cross the willow-lined Spring Creek on small bridges several times. You’ll continue walking past rugged steep gorges and a blowhole. Bryces Flat is a perfect place to rest and for you to enjoy the supplied walkers lunch.

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DAY 6
Daylesford

After breakfast we will transfer you to the train station at Woodend for your ride back into central Melbourne

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
  • 24/7 local support from our guides that live on the island
  • Daily meals including walkers lunches and chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Settle in for three nights in your private house on acreage near Trousers Point Beach. Immerse your self in the true Flinders Island experience with the knowledge that you have the use and privacy of your own property with land adjacent to Trousers Point Beach.  On the last 2 days, we make out way to the north end of the island and stay in a beautiful cottage/s on a farm adjacent to the ocean. This property is very special and you are free to roam at will. There are some magnificent walks just on the property, gorgeous places to enjoy the sunset with a wine or a beer. The beach is close so you can enjoy that as well.

The two-course dinners are prepared by your hosts with a focus on local fresh organic produce. Every day you will wake to a cooked breakfast to ready yourself for the upcoming day’s walk. You’ll lunch at incredible locations. Indeed, the walkers lunches complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always kept satisfied. Our walker’s lunches are substantial and will provide variety. Lunch is always augmented by Auswalk’s famous trail mix. We provide you with your own insulated lunch bag and a silicon collapsible tub for your convenience. 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).

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 experiece by offering more walking options if you need them or by varying walks 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.

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 strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s 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
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2095

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $345
  • 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $345
Reviews

REVIEWS

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  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals, including 2 course al a carte dinners.
  • Champagne and wine at sunset
  • All transport from Adelaide
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

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