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Journeys : Apr May 2011
Fifty-two islands, mountains in the sea, 120 pristine beaches, a mild climate in an overseas paradise at your front door. Long, gleaming beaches where the only footprints will be yours – that’s Flinders Island. Flinders is the largest of the Furneaux Group, which for ms part of the former land bridge between mainland Australia and Tasmania. Its granite peaks and ridges form a great backdrop to fertile farmlands, most of which were developed as par t of the land settlement scheme for returned ser vicemen from the Second World War. Just an hour from Melbour ne and thirty minutes from Launceston, Flinders Island offers great walk s, a range of fishing experiences, an interesting histor y and a rich bird life. Access has been made easy by the recent introduction of Sharp Airlines, who have been actively promoting the island and increasing the availability of seats. It’s an island of nature and friendly people, and a little-known source of a great variety of food from unique types of honey to abalone, crayfish and a range of meat products, as well as award-winning wine. The salt-laden winds add to the flavour of the island’s acclaimed lamb. On Flinders you’ll relax and unwind amid the tranquility of an idyllic natural setting, fanned by fresh breezes from Bass Strait. It’s an island of adventure, from rock climbing or wind surfing to the more leisurely activities of bushwalking, fishing or just doing nothing in a pristine environment, untouched by the mad rush of the city. Check out the special events that are becoming popular with visitors – they offer great opportunities to mix with the friendly locals: Gourmet Farmer –15-17 April The Three Peaks Race at Easter Flinders 5 Running Festival – 2-4 September Tour de Flinders – November Music in the Vines – January 2012 For more information on a Flinders Island experience, contact your local RACT Travelworld office or call 1300 368 111. Flinders Island footprints TourismTasmania&DavidWebbTourismTasmania&JohndelaRoche April / May 2011 49 Flinders Island Self Guided Walking 4 days 3 nights from $440.50* p.p . • Stay under the mountain in the heart of the island • Comfortable self contained accommodation • Complimentary walking guide • Bus hire and airport transfers included • Parks pass included Flinders Island Wallabies & Wombats 4 days 3 nights from $440.50* p.p . • Self contained accommodation in the centre of island • Hire car and National Parks Pass • Guided evening wildlife walks • Feed the animals at the Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary • Meet the ‘wombat lady’ and cuddle a baby wombat Explore Flinders Island 7days 6 nights from $780* p.p . Stay in Whitemark close to shops & food outlets, nine hole golf course with great views of the mountains. Take a four wheel drive tour to get a feel of the Island. • Self contained cottage accommodation • Continental breakfasts • Hire Car • Touring Information For further information please call 1300 368 111 or contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch BURNIE ULVERSTONE DEVONPORT LAUNCESTON HOBART - Collins St HOBART - Murray St GLENORCHY ROSNY KINGSTON Flinders - your closest overseas destination Conditions: *Prices are per person. The price shown is for a cash payment - Credit card fees of up to 2% will apply. For any additional travel arrangements outside this offer service fees may apply. Please ask at the time of the booking. RACT Travelworld Lic. No. TAS025.
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