Wild, natural and friendly, Flinders Island in the Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania is a very special place. Pristine beaches, craggy mountains, abundant wildlife, superb local food and wine and friendly locals

What to do

Come and enjoy discovering the colourful world of Flinders Island. Staff at the Furneaux Tavern can organise an itinerary for you to explore and unfold the mysteries of the island culture. Enjoy one of the many nature walks, along sandy beaches or wildlife reserves, for something a little more adventurous, climb a mountain or go for a bike ride!

Spend a day in our Museum at Emita learning about island life from the resettling of the Tasmanian Aboriginals (many descendents are still living here today), to the establishment of Soldier Settlement farms after the war, to modern day life.

Flinders Island is home to a number of well known artists and craftspeople – ask our staff to introduce you to them in the Furneaux Tavern Bar.

It’s an island for amazing fishing…..

The waters around Flinders Island are home to many different fish. From the beaches, rocks or a boat you can catch large Flathead, Gummies and Salmon. Spring and summer you can also catch Snapper and Yellowtail Kingfish.

Game fisherman can find Yellowfin Tuna or Albacore. Deep down Striped Trumpeter and Blue-eye make for a challenge. During the summer months of February and March Striped Marlin pay a visit to the warm waters of the continental shelf.

The friendly staff at the Furneaux Tavern would love to point you in the right direction or help organise a fishing charter.