Strzelecki National Park covers 4216 hectares in the south-western corner of Flinders Island. With its granite mountains and rugged coastal scenery, the Island is a wild and remote sanctuary for many rare plant and animal species. The park contains open forests of Tasmanian blue gum and a dense coastal fringe of teatree, as well as Sassafras-musk rainforest and many rare orchids.
Aside from abundant wildlife including wombats, Bennetts wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons, potoroos and birds, there are many other ways to enjoy the park. Short walks from Trousers Point and Fotheringate Bay pass through casuarina woodland and coastal heath before exiting on the coast, while the Strzelecki Peaks walking track is a challenging day walk rising from sea level to the 756-metre granite massifs of the Strzelecki Peaks. This is the highest point on Flinders Island and an excellent vantage point for viewing the southern end of the island and beyond.