Enjoying one of the best wildlife estuaries on Flinders Island, the Purple Swamphen spends its days lounging in the lagoon overlooking the magnificent view of iconic Mt Strzelecki. Feeding on grasses, snails and seeds this noble blueish bird bleats and hoots as cars go by…toot toot! Styled after the decorative bird habituating the outskirts of […]
Flinders Island is my home. Remote and out of the way, I could live here for ever and then another day. The mountains in the sea have long held a romantic hold over me and since my return, it would sure be hard to leave. Many happy memories as a child on school holidays made […]
The first in a series of stories about Flinders Island folk – some have lived here for a long time – others have just arrived! Meet Lois Ireland – if you’re walking past Bowmans General Store – make sure you pop in and say hi!
In the summer time when the weather is fine! Like a local tiger snake I have been soaking up the rays along with a healthy dose of making the most of our gorgeous island lifestyle days. Slithering and slipping off to parties with friends, forgetting that the long winter is just around the bend. Summer […]
What goes up, must come down as sure as everything goes round and round. Goodness knows when it comes to an end, but one thing is for sure…our pantries will be well stocked by then! When our Flinders Island Autumn vegetable gardens are overflowing, the spirit of giving, amongst the many circles of friends, never […]
Beachcombing is a pastime enjoyed by islanders, tourists and guests, especially after the wildest of island weather. A Paper Nautilus undamaged is indeed a rare find! Home to the pelagic octopus, the Paper Nautilus shell is admired for its gentle curve. There was a time when they were dime a dozen, now a little harder […]
Now in it’s 7th year – Music in the Vines at Unavale Vineyard is one of the most celebrated days on the Island calendar!
Click go the shears boys, click, click, click, Wide is his blow and his hands move quick, The ringer looks around and is beaten by a blow, And curses the old snagger with the bare-bellied yoe! Some call it the ‘speed shear’ Islanders like to call it the ‘quick shear’ … A community event celebrating […]
Holloway Park at Lady Barron buzzed with excitement on Sunday the first of December. In the weeks leading up to the event Flinders Islanders were encouraged to de-clutter, get creative with a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle message and participate in a car-boot sale style market at the first Lady Barron Festival. With the tagline “Spring into […]
“Cheeky Little Lunch” on November 9th – organised by Flinders Island Meat & Flinders Island Fresh with Chef Rob Kabboord from Merricote Restaurant in Melbourne. Guests were treated to a special ‘Fly In Fly Out Lunch” with Vortex Air – as part of Good Food Month – Rob Kabboords wonderful menu showcased some of the amazing […]