Being Active

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The Late, Lady Mary Mactier crossing the finish line at the Flinders Five in her 99th year.
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A meandering coastal walking/cycling track between Whitemark and the Bluff Road.

Flinders Council recognises that regular physical activity promotes good personal health as well as assists in shaping strong, vibrant and inclusive communities. Flinders Council provides support and assistance in a number of ways to encourage the community to make healthy active lifestyle choices. Visit the Community Calendar for up-to-date information on what physical events and activities are available.

Flinders Council is proud to support the annual Flinders Island Running Festival held in September. Visit the Festival’s website for information on all Festival events, training tips or to fill in an online entry form.

Stay healthy while enjoying the natural beauty of Flinders Island on one of the many great walks catering to people of all fitness levels. Some of the best include: the Flinders Island Timelines Walks; the Lady Barron Foreshore Track; Bluff Track Fitness Trail, a coastal walk in Whitemark that links to the Pats River walk; Castle Rock at Emita; Trousers Point; and, Strzelecki Peaks.

For information on shorter walks on Flinders Island, the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service has a brochure as well as a 60 Great Short Walks App available for free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. These and other information can be downloaded from the Parks & Wildlife Service website. 

To find out more about the walks and other tourist information, visit Flinders Council during office hours or go to the Flinders Island Tourism website. 

For more information on being active and staying healthy, visit Get Moving Tasmania. 

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