Cost of Festival Events You can book for single events or any combination to suit your interests.
Friday Trousers Point run - free Pasta Night - TBA Saturday Pub2Pub 26km and Ultra marathon - TBA - registrations taken on the morning of the event although we prefer prior registrations to help with organisation - the Flinders Island Lions Club provide free fruit, soup, bread and water to participants after the race
Sunday Flinders 5 - $10 per person or $20 for family or team - registrations taken at the event before 10:30am although we prefer prior registration to help with organisation - lunch and wine is available for purchase from local producers (including wallaby pies that always put a bounce back in your step)
Getting Here Sharp Airlines - Melbourne/Flinders Island return $468 (approximately 1 hour flight) - Launceston/Finders Island return $346 (approximately 35 min flight) Furneaux Freight - Bridport, Tas/Flinders Island return $115 Furneaux Freight have just launched a new boat, the "Captain Bill" that will reduce the time travel from 8 hours to 4 hours. Please call Furneaux Freight direct to organise a passage -telephone: 03 6356 1753 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. View the launch of the "Captain Bill" on Flinders Island in June 2013 at islandlifestyle.com.au.
What else do you need to know? Accommodation There is plenty of accommodation available on the Island during August and September and a range of prices to suit different budgets. Visit our tourism website visitflindersisland.com to see all the accommodation options. Car Hire The Island is pretty big so we suggest you hire a car. There is a taxi service on the Island but it is probably not practical to use it to get around for the whole weekend. Again, visit our tourism website for hire options. Supermarket We have two supermarkets, one in Whitemark and one in Lady Barron that both have a good range of products. You can preorder food by calling Walkers supermarket in Whitemark on 63592010 or the Lady Barron store on 63593503. Mobile phones The Island has pretty good mobile service (some areas are a bit patchy if you are tucked in behind a mountain) through the Telstra Next G service. You won't get mobile service through other carriers or phones that are not 3G.