Wonder walks

Great Walks introduces Flinders Island walking adventures.

Photography by Lachlan Gardiner

15 February 2024


Brace yourselves, intrepid explorers and lovers of the ludicrously picturesque! Great Walks of Australia has decided to throw another log on the fire of their collection of multi-day guided hikes. This time, they’re tempting us with the Flinders Island Walking Adventure In Comfort, operated by none other than the trailblazing Tasmanian Expeditions.

This latest jaunt offers a mishmash of stunning landscapes that could make a Tassie devil weep with joy. It’s a six-day, five-night, day-pack only affair, covering a modest 42 km of what they modestly describe as ‘easy to moderate’ walking. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Bridport, near Launceston.

Liz O’Rourke, the Executive Officer of Great Walks of Australia proclaims, “Rugged, pristine and remote, this gem of a destination is perfect for anyone wanting to get off the beaten track to a unique, undiscovered wild landscape with blockbuster views and feel like you have it nearly all to yourself.”

Tasmanian Expeditions, old hands at this sort of thing, having been in the game since the mid-1970s, are at the helm.


Michael Buggy, General Manager, declares, “Our six-day itinerary guides walkers through Flinders’ amazing trails and pristine wilderness by day, then continues this true immersion in nature by night at our beachfront Eco-Comfort Camp, which is big on comfort but small on environmental impact – it’s where luxury meets the great outdoors and get along famously.”

Despite its unassuming size, Flinders Island is a veritable smorgasbord of ecosystems, sporting everything from dunes to lagoons, and woodland to mountainous granite ridges.

The deal, as with all Great Walks, includes the flights, grub, digs and guides. All you need to bring are your boots, clothes and a dash of daring.

At day’s end, walkers retreat to the Eco-Comfort Camp by the coast. Here, after indulging in fine Tasmanian fare and vino, guests can snooze under the stars in star tents with clear roofs, blissfully free from the curse of light pollution.




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