Top things to do

Museum in Flinders Island

Furneaux Museum

The grounds around the Furneaux Museum are strewn with whalebones, blubber pots and rusty wrecks. Inside are Aboriginal artefacts (including beautiful shell necklaces), plus sealing, sailing and mutton-bird industry…
Bakery in Flinders Island

Flinders Island Bakery

Divine wallaby and red-wine pie (or chicken and corn, if you're not into eating the natives). Good coffee, sandwiches and sausage rolls, too. Open weekends in summer.
Historic Site in Flinders Island

Wybalenna Historic Site

A few piles of bricks, the chapel and cemetery are all that remain of this settlement built to ‘care for’ relocated mainland Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Eighty-seven people died here from poor food, disease and des…
Pub Food in Flinders Island

Shearwater Restaurant

Excellent pub bistro food, with an unsurprising and entirely pleasing seafood bent. Don’t be late.
Cafe in Flinders Island

Freckles Cafe

This friendly main-street cafe serves decent coffee.
Cafe in Flinders Island

Deep Bite Cafe

Close to the beach at Killiecrankie, this summer-only pavilion is a cafe by day and restaurant by night. The views from the deck are beaut and the seafood is super. Ring to confirm opening hours before you make the …
Pub Food in Flinders Island

Interstate Hotel

Chew on some decent pub grub whilst you assess the health and temper of the locals at the bar. Take-away barbecue packs and picnic lunches also available.
Landmark in Flinders Island

Mt Tanner

Drive to the top of Mt Tanner (331m) to see the island laid out like a treasure map below (just ignore the ugly communications tower).
Vineyard in Flinders Island

Unavale Vineyard

The island’s only vineyard produces a decent sauvignon blanc. Everything is done on-site, right down to the labels. Roll up for a tasting at the cellar door – call first to make sure someone is around.