Introducing Bass Strait Islands
You might think that Tasmania moves at a slower pace than the mainland states (and you’d be right), but the two major islands in Bass Strait offer the chance to drop it back a few notches further.
Bass Strait has two archipelagos – the Hunter and Furneaux Groups – at the western and eastern entrances of Bass Strait respectively. King Island is the main land mass in the Hunter Group, as is Flinders Island in the Furneaux Group. Once the transient homes of sealers, sailors and prospectors, today these islands harbour an extraordinary array of wildlife, punctuated by small towns culturally mired in the early ’90s – the perfect escape for aspiring novelists, damaged urbanites, mad artists and those in need of some solitude.
Your best bet for visiting King or Flinders Islands is to purchase a package including flights, car rental and accommodation. Enquire with the airlines listed below, or contact Tourism Tasmania for details.
Last updated: Mar 2, 2009
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