One of the Flinders Island Tourism & Business Association ‘Customer Service Award’ winners… He is a familiar face for those travelling through our airport… Meet Michael Mathieu who inspires us with his infectious love for life! His positive, happy attitude rubs off on everyone he meets, including his co-workers at Flinders Island Airport, where he checks-in […]
A little bit of wind never goes astray, it is good for blowing the olds cobwebs away! Spring is the breeze’s busiest time of year and often I don’t feel like stepping out, at least not until down the wind has died. Bunkered in, battening the hatch, some of us hope the TV reception and […]
You never know what you will find when you pop down to the beach for a little while and I guess it depends on your value in found things or whether or not you like to see what the tide can bring….
Meet school teacher Nikki Jones… Growing-up on Flinders Island, Nikki studied at the very school she now teaches at and like most of the younger generation on Flinders, she left the island to complete her higher education and a University degree in Launceston before being able to come ‘home’.
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 […]