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Strzelecki Peaks

47. Strzelecki Peaks (Flinders Island)

time 4 to 5 hours return walk. (2.8km one way)
access From Whitemark, travel south (towards Lady Barron) on road B85 and turn into road C806. The track to the peaks starts 12.5km from Whitemark. See map
fees Park entry fees apply. Fees can be paid at Service Tasmania in Whitemark. Annual pass holders should bring their ‘Annual all parks card’ to Flinders Island
facilities Nearest facilities are located 3.5km away at Trousers Point.
grade Level 4.  Steep uphill walk requiring physical exertion. However, there is nothing technically difficult about the walk. The walk starts at an elevation of 20m and finishes at 756m.
what to take Group B items
cautions Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, suitable clothing essential, this track should not be walked during periods of high fire danger
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

The large granite massifs of Strzelecki National Park dominate the southern part of Flinders Island and offer amazing views.

Highlights

The spectacular Devonian granite forms part of a much larger series of granite bodies extending from north-eastern Tasmania to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. These granite massifs formed during a major continental collision in eastern Australia, approximately 370 million years ago.