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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Flinders Island escape


If you are contemplating a holiday that involves bargain flights, glittering hotels and endless shopping opportunities Flinders Island is simply not your dream destination.


If on the other hand you are looking for deserted beaches, welcoming locals and endless walking and exploring opportunities Flinders Island could be for you.  


Island life is a lot like outback life in some respects.  To live on an island requires a certain amount of resilience, self sufficiency and organisation.  Council services are limited, many roads are unsealed and all supplies need to be shipped in either by barge or airfreight. Getting on and off the island requires planning for locals and tourists alike.  

Flights, accommodation and hire cars are all limited which means that crowds are non-existent even over a busy period such as Easter, when we visited.  All of these factors make a thoroughly peaceful holiday destination far from the usual, bustling tourist hot spots. 


If you have read some of my older blogs you will know that I love old beach shacks.  You can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon these rough little gems hidden in thick, coastal scrub , up narrow bush paths or sitting out on their own tiny islands. 





We were welcomed home by gentle rain, flowers in the garden and all of those things that make home so special but our week of relaxed island living will stay in our hearts for years to come.


While on Flinders Island we:

Bought coffee and local treats from A Taste of Flinders.

Tested local wine from Unavale Vineyard.
If you are interested I will be be posting about our accommodation  separately in the coming days.   

I hope you have had a lovely weekend, friends x


21 comments :

  1. I'm glad you had such a good Easter holiday Jane! The beach is such a restorative place to visit x

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  2. Hi Jane, I have two very good friends who moved permanently to the island about 4 years ago. Judy and Sandro love the life on Flinders, having made friends with lots of like minded souls. A certain level of self sufficiency is required and escapes back to Tasmania or Melbourne are in small planes and expensive.
    I love your shots of the shacks.

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    1. It is a funny thing Francesca, in the back of my mind I actually had a thought that you may know someone on the island or have some connection. Completely random I know. Lovely to hear from you.

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  3. What a beautiful spot Jane. I am sure you all had a very special week there xx

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    1. It was amazing Kate. What is even more amazing is how quickly we are back into routine at home! Great to have those holidays memories (beer at lunchtime for example!) to fall back on xx

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  5. What a beautiful trip! I'm very jealous.

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  6. It sounds idyllic Jane. If only it were just a little closer to England ...

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  7. So glad you had a good holiday. I clicked on the link to see the accommodation - wow! I looks fabulous. I'm a big Airbnb fan. Shame it's such a long way away! Sam x

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    1. This was our first Airbnb experience Sam and it was certainly a great one! Jane x

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  8. What an amazing part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane