The spectacularly wild and rugged Flinders Island is one of 52 islands in the Furneaux Group dotted across Bass Strait, north-east of Tasmania. It is a place of unimaginable natural beauty, and remoteness, with secluded beaches, wild bushland, and granite peaks. The grand Strzelecki peak watches over the Island, while the rugged Patriarch’s in the East and postcard-perfect Killiecrankie Bay in the North are among the main points of interest.
With a population of only 900, there are more animals than humans in Flinders Island, thanks to its unique combination of significant amounts of protected areas, and incredibly rich grazelands. The Island’s reputation for quality livestock is well-earned, thanks largely to the highly fertile grazing land. It is these grazelands, covered in perennial grasses and fuelled by high annual rainfall, that also forms the basis of the diet of the Island’s large and diverse population of native wild animals.
With 66% of the Island reserved as National Park, its pristine coastlines, bushland and mountainous temperate rainforests are protected to ensure the impact of industry is well offset to ensure protection of the region’s ecology.
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