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Flinders and King island and Strahan air tour for seniors

King island and Flinders Island are discovered on this small group air tour for seniors and mature travellers that starts and finishes in Melbourne. The group also visits Strahan on the West coast of Tasmania

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Highlights

  1. 1. Visit and learn about King Island
  2. 2. Visit Strahan, Located on the harsh west Coast of Tasmania

Carved by the treacherous waters of Bass Strait, Flinders Island and King Island are unique destinations unto themselves, with plenty to see and do.

Sparsely populated, the islands hold great natural beauty with long sandy beaches, huge lichen-covered boulders, lagoons and rugged mountain ranges.

On this seven day discovery tour, experience the remoteness, rich history and delicious local produce that make these islands so special.

Itinerary

days

Day 1: Melbourne

We meet as a group in the late afternoon.

There is a group welcome dinner this evening.

Day 2: King Island

Departing Moorabbin Airport at 8.00am, head west for a stunning scenic flight over the 12 Apostles on the way to King Island.

Hop on your purpose-built 4WD vehicle, guided by a local, for a Hidden Southern Experience tour. You’ll discover bays and coves not generally seen by visitors as you traverse private property and, in some cases, go off-road.

Visit the 7,000-year-old Calcified Forest, where a short walk will work up an appetite for a white tablecloth paddock-to-plate lunch, including wine, local cheeses and fresh crayfish when in season. Learn of the island’s early history, sealers, lighthouses, kelp and its harvesters.

Journey to the most southern point of the island before arriving at your hotel. Relax with your fellow travellers and a pre-dinner drink before an evening meal at the wonderful Wild Harvest restaurant.

Day 3: Strahan

The flight path today tracks along the over Cape Grim along the west coast highway and the Tarkine rainforest to Strahan.

The group has a walking tour of the town of Strahan and its history.

Day 4: Strahan - Flinders Island

The group takes the Gordon river cruise in the morning returning early afternoon. Then it is a short flight over the island of Tasmania to Flinders island for the next 2 nights.

Transfer to your hotel, the beautifully located, boutique Mountain Seas Lodge, at the foot of Mount Strzelecki. Enjoy a delicious, locally sourced dinner and relax in your individually decorated suite.

Day 5: Flinders Island

The impressive Castle Rock is a photographer’s dream, with its striking colours and gorgeous backdrop. This massive granite boulder ​stands tall on the picturesque shoreline of Marshall Bay Conservation Area.

Stop at North East River on the northern tip of the island, the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and Bass Strait, then on to Palana where evidence of WWII surveillance is still visible.

A delicious picnic lunch will be served at Killiecrankie, famous for its white topaz known as Killiecrankie diamonds.

Reflect at Wybalenna, site of the Tasmanian Aboriginal settlement between 1833 and 1847, when all indigenous Tasmanians were moved to this location.

Visit the Furneaux Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the history of the Furneaux Group of Islands, of which Flinders Island is just one of 52.

Day 6: Flinders Island - Melbourne

The morning is spent on Flinders. Then after lunch we return to Melbourne.

A farewell dinner this evening

Day 7: Melbourne

Tour concludes after breakfast.

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