16 January 2020

Imagine going on a holiday and having an Island all to yourselves!

Beach combing
Beach combing

Imagine going on a holiday and having a whole island all to yourselves! Why not head to Flinders Island South Australia for the perfect island escape without the crowds. Have exclusive access to 50kms of coastline, discover white sandy beaches & enjoy the variety of wildlife & scenery. It is located in the Great Australian Bight. It is only a 1 hour flight from Port Lincoln South Australia or 1 hour boat trip 35kms from Elliston.


Flinders Island is an island in the Investigator Group off the coast of South Australia. Flinders Isalnd was named by Matthew Flinders after his younger brother Samuel Flinders, the second lieutenant on HMS Investigator, in 1802. The Island is currently privately owned by Peter Woolford and he uses the Island to run his sheep.


You can rent the large home located on the beachfront on the eastern shore and the views surrounding the cottage are fantastic. The cottage sleeps up to 12 people across 6 rooms. It has a fully equipped kitchen, including a microwave and breadmaker, 2 fridges, and deep freezer. The house is fully self contained and all the bedding and linen is supplied. All you need to bring is your own supplies of food and beverages, beach towels and sunscreen and fishing gear.

Things to do on the Island

The Island is a perfect spot for great fishing with an abundance of whiting, salmon, flathead and many more great varieties of delicious seafood. You can charter a fishing boat and head over to the Island from Elliston on a 1 hour boat trip. Also a 4WD Troop Carrier vehicle is supplied for you to use exploring the island.

With over 50 kilometers of coastline to explore, there are some great hiking tracks with great photographic opportunities. It is part of the Investigator Group Important Bird Area. The Island features unique native bush and wildlife.  Put on your hiking boots and explore the rocky coast or a dusty sheep trail to wherever it takes you. Visit the scenic landscapes such as “The Cave” and the shipwrecks of Kapara Coastal Steamer and the Madellina.

On Flinders Island you will find several fantastic spots for swimming, surfing, snorkelling and fishing off the rocks. Experience life at an island pace and laze around relaxing on pristine beaches. You can just sit on a beach and watch the dolphins swim past. There are also tall sand dunes where you can spend the day having sand boarding races up and down them.

Getting there

The journey to Flinders Island is part of the experience and guests will be treated to spectacular views of the coastline on route either by fast landing craft, or aircraft.

We highly recommend boat transfer from Elliston aboard the 7.8m Nautic Star Vessel “Gulden Zeepaert” or 12m fast landing craft “Golden Roughy”.   Both boats have ample room for luggage & food/drinks.  The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and is quite spectacular, taking in views of the Cliffs and Waldegrave Island at Elliston upon departure, through to the spectacular Topgallant Isles, Seal Point & Bob’s Nose before your arrival at Groper Bay on Flinders Island.  Arrival & departure times are flexible and generally weather dependant.  Usually we aim for a mid-morning to midday departure from Elliston and a midday to late afternoon departure from Flinders Island. 

Self fly, or charter a plane from Port Lincoln or Ceduna. The airstrip is conveniently located at the back door of the homestead!

Check out our Find Us page for more information on travel options here.