What is there to see?

Over the next few weeks we will put up some attractions of the island. There are many, but we will try to give you some little tasters.

The first is a nature reserve on the east coast of the island called “the patriarchs” it consists of a bbq area and also a hut that has been constructed by local volunteers over the years. In the hut there is feed for the local wallabies available for a small donation. Here you can hand feed the wildlife and get up close and personal.

The North, Middle and South Patriarchs are three large granite outcrops on the East Coast of Flinders Island. Stoney Lagoon, in front of South Patriarch, is popular with birdwatchers. Middle Patriarch’s peak can be reached by 4WD and offers superb views. Climb South Patriarch to 192m and discover an old survey trig station.

Patriarch Sanctuary, located on the East Coast of Flinders Island, was established in the late 1970s to protect the Cape Barren Goose. An A-frame building and BBQ area are available for use by visitors. Feed wallabies, pademellons, echidnas and geese.

Kelly and Sam Edmunds