Great Southern Islands (7 days)

Carved by the treacherous waters of Bass Strait and the Great Southern Ocean, Flinders, King and Kangaroo Islands are three unique destinations.

Flinders and King Islands hold great natural beauty with sandy beaches, lichen-covered boulders and rugged mountain ranges.

Kangaroo Island features incredible wildlife, gourmet food and imposing natural features and is quite spectacular.

Discover the prolific wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine and breathtaking scenery that make these three must-see destinations so special.

Fotheringate Bay, Flinders Island - photo by Luke Tscharke
Fotheringate Bay, Flinders Island - photo by Luke Tscharke

Duration

Mar 11 - Mar 17, 2021
Apr 01 - Apr 07, 2021
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2021

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KIRKHOPE GREY 01
Our 5th trip with Kirkhope, it was a joy as we expected. The Flinders Island trip was serenity to us, calm, peaceful, from lovely beaches to rugged terrain. At times the only folk around was our group of 8.
Mariane Melbourne - via TripAdvisor
Tour Highlights

Flinders Island

  • Spectacular flightseeing over Wilsons Promontory
  • Stunning Mt Strzelecki
  • Indigenous stories at Wybalenna Chapel
  • Pristine Killiecrankie Bay

King Island

  • 4WD adventure tour
  • Eerie Calcified Forest
  • Gourmet King Island Dairy
  • Dramatic flightseeing over the 12 Apostles

Kangaroo Island

  • Sea Lions up close at Seal Bay
  • Amazing Remarkable Rocks
  • Koalas in the wild
  • Delicious seafood and wine in scenic settings
Tour Inclusions

Itinerary: Great Southern Islands (7 days)

Day 1

Day 1: Melbourne to Flinders Island (L,D)

Depart Moorabbin Airport at 8.00am with a flight over Wilsons Promontory and Bass Strait to Flinders Island.

Flinders Island Adventures will meet you for two days’ exploration of the Island, starting with the remote north end.

The impressive Castle Rock is a photographer’s dream, with its striking colours and gorgeous backdrop. This massive granite boulder ​stands tall on the picturesque shoreline of Marshall Bay Conservation Area.

Stop at North East River on the northern tip of the island, the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and Bass Strait, then on to Palana where evidence of WWII surveillance is still visible.

A delicious picnic lunch will be served at Killiecrankie, famous for its white topaz known as Killiecrankie diamonds.

Reflect at Wybalenna, site of the Tasmanian Aboriginal settlement between 1833 and 1847, when all indigenous Tasmanians were moved to this location.

Visit the Furneaux Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the history of the Furneaux Group of Islands, of which Flinders Island is just one of 52.

Arrive at your lovely home for the next two nights, the boutique Mountain Seas Lodge. A welcome drink with your fellow travellers before dinner rounds out a wonderful first day of your tour.

Overnight: Mountain Seas Lodge

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KIRKHOPE GREY 01
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience - the amazing sights, the remote places, the resilient people and the wonderful pilot who guided us through it all.
Helen G

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