Flinders Island - a walk up the Strzelecki Peaks


For bush walkers who visit Flinders Island, to enter the Strzelecki Peak to favor mandatory. When starting the 5 hour walk to the summit it is advisable to enter your name at the registration booth at the start of the track.
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Start of trek 1-1 strzelecki peaks-booth sign 1-2
strzelecki peaks-trousers point 1-3 strzelecki peaks-coastal bush walk 1-4
Track up to 2-1 strzelecki peaks - an excerpt the trail 2-2
Excerpt the trail 2-3 As you walk higher 2-4
Track up 2-5 As you walk higher 2-6
If you do not feel like walking all the way to the summit there is some beautiful scenery from some of the lower lookout. These make an ideal spot for a picnic while you enjoy the view.
After about a kilometre (and 180m of altitude gain), there’s a glimpse of our destination in the distance, and the first views from the track of Whitemark Beach to the north.
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The well marked track to the summit offers the walker magnificent scenery with main ferns and wildflowers lining the track. As you walk you pass through varying types of flora from sheoak tree* to tea-tree**, main ferns to eucalyptus.
shea oak tree 3-1 tea-tree 3-2
tree ferns 3-3 Eucalyptus nitida 3-4
strzelecki peaks 4-1 strzelecki peaks 4-2
strzelecki peaks 4-3 strzelecki peaks 4-4
Along the way you will have glimpses of the other mountains of Strzelecki National Park. Only a visit here can show you the wonderful colours of the granite outcrops and the different flora.
Long walk to great views from the top. The peak can often be covered in cloud but we got great views between the clouds. You'll find amazing vistas to the horizon. Views from the summit cannot be adequately described in a few words one must go there to experience the wonders this place has to offer.
strzelecki peaks 5-1 strzelecki peaks 5-2
strzelecki peaks 5-3 strzelecki peaks-a great place for climbers 5-4
Cliffs and ocean seen 5-5 View to strzelecki peaks 5-6
Amazing views 5-7 Stunning views await you 5-8

* sheoak tree (a Casuarina tree) - Allocasuarina fraseriana (L.) unique endemic species of hardwood occurring primarily in southern Australia.
** tea-tree - Melaleuca alternifolia (L.) - species occurring in Australia used for medicinal purposes by the original inhabitants of this continent.


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