Getting there & away
Southern Shipping Company (6356 3333; www.southernshipping.com.au; Main St, Bridport; office 8am-4.30pm Mon-Fri) operates a weekly ferry (departing Monday) from Bridport in Tasmania’s northeast to Lady Barron on Flinders Island, continuing to Port Welshpool in Victoria on demand. A return trip to Flinders Island from Bridport costs $97 per person. To take a vehicle costs from $515 to $926 (including driver), prices varying with vehicle size. The journey takes 8½ hours one way; bookings essential (four to six weeks in advance).
Airlines of Tasmania (1800 144 460, 6359 2312; www.airtasmania.com.au) flies daily between Launceston and Flinders Island ($300 return), as well as from Moorabbin in Melbourne three times a week ($404 return).