Flinders Island

Shelter from

NE – E – SE     (Western)

E – SE – S         (Northern)

SW – W – NW  (Eastern)

Indicative Anchoring Positions

33° 43.7’S   134° 27.5’E  (Western)

33° 41.1’S   134° 28.7’E  (Northern)

33° 42.4’S   134° 32.5’E  (Eastern)

Note.    Indicative anchoring positions are for reference only and should not be used as waypoints.  The best position for anchoring depends on many factors including vessel draft, tide, and forecast wind.

Flinders Island is a large and mostly flat island located about halfway between Pearson Island and the mainland.  It has a number of anchorages making it very useful for cruising yachts, and three of them are shown here. The island is privately owned and has a large house available for holiday rental near the eastern anchorage.  The bottom is deep sand, and the holding is good in each anchorage. Beach access is possible if the shore break permits.

There are a number of submerged reefs and rocks extending from various headlands, so great care should be taken when navigating in this area.