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Journeys : Oct Nov 2012
Emita and Wybalenna. In Emita, visit the excellent Furneaux Museum then continue to Wybalenna, one of Tasmania’s most significant sites in the sad story of Tasmania’s dispossessed Aborigines. Established in 1834, all that remains is the chapel and the cemetery where over one hundred Aboriginal people are buried. While at Emita you might like to take the Castle Rock walk, an easy three hours along a stunning coastline or head for a swim at Allports Beach. Driving further north brings you to the beautiful Killiecrankie Bay, famous for its crayfish and Killiecrankie diamonds – try fossicking for them yourself! Artists will be draw n to the ever-changing colours of Mt Killiecrankie, viewed from the village or beach – there are great opportunities for photos here, as well as some snorkelling around the rocks. Heading down the east coast you’ll pass through lush farmlands, home of the island’s famous fat lambs. Then take the opportunity to visit the Patr iarchs Wildlife Sanctuary where you can get close up and personal w ith Cape Barren geese and wallabies. Driving south to the main port of Lady Barron, call into the Unavale Winery at Badger Corner to sample their award-w inning wines and stop at the Furneaux Tavern for a counter meal w ith the friendly locals. These are just a few highlights of a visit to Flinders Island. You won’t see it all in two days, so why not take a week! Flinders Island – wild, natural and friendly The r ugged brooding granite Strzelecki R anges spreads out before you like a sleeping animal as you are drawn into the turquoise waters. Granite boulders covered in orange lichen fr inge the empty white beach of Trousers Point. If you are fit and able enough to make the five-hour return climb up Mount Strzelecki, the view over the beach and outer islands is most rewarding. After soaking up the beauty of Trousers Point and its surrounds, pause for a coffee at the main centre of Whitemark and take time out to see the art gallery and the shops. You may even see a baby wombat at Bow man’s shop if you are lucky – just ask for Kate. Grab some lunch then head north to 72 October / November 2012 For every thing you need to know about discovering Flinders Island, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. MEMBER’SBONUSFREEBOTTLEOFAWARDWINNINGLOCALWINEˆ Conditions apply: *The price show is for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2% will apply. *Subject to availability at time of booking. Prices do not include airfare. Prices are per person. For any additional travel arrangements outside this offer service fees may apply. Please ask at time of booking. ^Member bonus valid on new bookings deposited between 01 Oct – 30 Nov 12 and is per couple. RACT Travel Pty Ltd ABN 45 144 538 803 Lic No. TAS025. Discover FLINDERS ISLAND 3 night weekend package from $399* per person • Cosy self-contained accommodation • Airport transfers • 2 days car hire • Touring information
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