Flinders Island Wild Week - March 2019
About the adventure
Experience magnificent scenery and wildlife on this truly stunning trekking adventure. Staying at the Mountain Seas Wilderness retreat, nestled between the mountain and two beaches, this comfortable and cozy accommodation is the ideal place to relax after a great day trekking. On this diverse and rewarding itinerary you’ll discover the island’s extraordinary beauty and rugged wilderness. Explore rocky peaks and sweeping coast lines, take the time to swim in the crystal clear waters and photograph the endless picture perfect vistas. You will also have the opportunity to summit the dramatic granite peaks of both Mt Killiecrankie and Mt Strzelecki ‑ the highest point on the island at 756m giving you spectacular 360 degree views.
Although a small island, Flinders Island hosts an amazing array of ecosystems from dunes and lagoons to woodland and mountainous granite ridges which produce spectacular and unique species of flaura and a profusion of fauna which freely roams the island. With scenic flights included from Launceston, you are only a hop, skip and a jump away from your next unforgetable adventure.
date: Saturday, 10 December 2016
duration: ½ Day, 6.45am start. Approx. 12.30pm finish
includes: Includes guided walk, first aid, insurance, Nat Parks License, and morning tea. Maximum: 15 participants. Please note that we must have a minimum of 8 participants for the Walk to go ahead.
grading: Introductory to Moderate
about the adventure:
This loop trek follows a forest fire trail and bush track to the secluded Burning Palms Beach. A 30 minute rock scramble takes us to the remarkable natural Figure 8 pool where we can enjoy a refreshing swim followed by morning tea before the steep ascent through Burning Palms to Otford. Spectacular cliff-top scenery, stunning beaches, diverse vegetation and a secret swimming hole all in “Australia’s Oldest National Park”.
pack req: Day pack, approx. 6-8kg including 3-4 litres of water. You will be carrying all your personal equipment for the day – a 35 – 45L day pack is suitable for this adventure.
fitness req: Moderate. You must be of moderate fitness and capable of carrying a 5-7kg pack for up to 5 hours on steep terrain and be comfortable with basic rock scrambling and steep tracks
details: Individual transport arrangements - Carpooling is recommended.
what is included? Accompanying WWOT Coach, Morning Tea, First aid, NPWS entry fees, insurance.
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Food, accommodation, guides, transfers, information get together, gear advice and discounts, WWOT coach. For full details of inclusions and benefits, check out the itinerary.
Moderate.This adventure involves trekking for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and must be in good health. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions.