This Island can be accessed by plane from Melbourne or Launceston, Tasmania. Or you can also catch the weekly barge with Furneaux Freight from Bridport, Tasmania docking in the all-tides port of Lady Barron.
The flight from Melbourne is roughly an hour long and can be booked right here at FlyAmber along with the fishing package. For more details on this package, do check out our tour page by clicking here: Flinders Island Crayfish Catch and Cook Getaway.
Flinders Island Hotel
There are many places to stay in Flinders Island. You can either camp in the wilderness or book a stay in a seaside luxury resort. Or you can also stay at a local farm or at a Bed and Breakfast.
Lady Barron town also offers numerous self-contained cottages for rent within walking distance from the airport and local shops.
Some of the top hotels in the area include Flinders Island Cabin Park & Car Hire, Furneaux Tavern, Interstate Hotel, Island Quarters, and Cooma House.
Things to do on Fliders Island
There are a lot of eco-tourism and low impact activities that you can indulge in at Flinders Island. These include bird watching, photography, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, clay shooting and several other local sports.
If you would like to take part in relaxing activities instead, you can take a walk on the beach, take yoga lessons, get a massage or do an art class.
Lastly, you can also charter a helicopter and take a scenic flight around the island.
Flinders Island Fishing
Flinders Island is the home to several different exotic fish species. Flatheads and Australian salmon can be found around many of the Western beaches such as Marshall Bay, Lillies Beach, and Long Point. However, if you’re looking for something more adventurous you can always take a boat ride to fish in the warm waters of the Continental Shelf for species like wrasse, garfish, striped trumpeter, King George whiting, barracouta, gurnard and snapper.
Some of the most popular fishing spots of Flinders Island include North East - Bridport, Waterhouse, Tomahawk, Petal Point, Little & Great Musselroe Bays, Eddystone Point, Ansons Bay, Flinders Island - Whitemark Wharf, Lady Barron Wharf, Settlement Point, Palana and North East River.
At FlyAmber, we offer a special Flinders Island fishing package that comes with a up/down flight package so you can board a plane from Essendon and fly to Flinders, enjoy fishing and go back to Melbourne. We also have free parking spaces so you can just drive to our office, board the plane and get to Flinders as quick as possible.
To book your fishing package, click here: Flinders Island Crayfish Catch And Cook Getaway.