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FLINDERS ISLAND – MOUNTAINS IN THE SEA

Known by locals as Mountains in the Sea, Flinders Island and its 50 or so mostly uninhabited nearby islands are all that remains of the land bridge that once joined Tasmania with mainland Australia.   This beautiful and remote natural environment is rich in wildlife and has great bushwalks, unbelievably fresh seafood, fishing, kayaking, snorkelling and lots and lots of beautiful beaches.   Nature   Wildlife on the island is abundant. Over 200,000 red-necked wallabies and Tasmanian pademelons inhabit the island so there's a good chance you'll spot some, along with wombats. And the birdlife is amazing - albatross, pacific gulls, shearwaters and raptors such as swamp harriers, wedge-tails and sea eagles with Cape Barren Geese seen all year round.