THE FLINDERS WHARF
Showcasing the best of Flinders in one place
Clinging to the north-east corner of Tasmania and surrounded by the often wild seas of Bass Strait, Flinders Island seems to hold the secrets of its elemental beauty and bountiful produce close. Now, with the opening of The Flinders Wharf in March, the best of this tiny island can all be found in the one place. The Flinders Wharf is the key to unlocking all that the island has to offer.
Conceived and created by local couple Tom and Jo Youl, The Flinders Wharf is both a destination in itself and a stepping off point for those who want to explore and experience the unique flavours of the island. Local businesses including A Taste of Flinders, the zero-waste Furneaux Distillery, Unique Charters, Flinders Island Aviation and accommodation provider Quoin Flinders Island will be operating from the Wharf. A retail outlet and providore shop, live crayfish tank and a working bee hive in the wall will also feature (BYO jar and fill with fresh honey straight from the hive).
An exciting guest chef program is also planned for the venue with dates confirmed for David Moyle (3-5 May), Ali Currey-Voumard (31 May-2 June) and Luke Burgess (5 July-7 July). Guest chefs will spend the week prior to their residency exploring the island and devising a menu to be served exclusively during their weekend takeover. “We’re excited to welcome our guest chefs to Flinders island. We know that our unique landscape will inspire them and we can’t wait to see how that translates into a spectacular food offering for diners,” says Jo. The wine list and bar menu have been curated by Hobart-based sommelier, Alice Chug (Ettie’s).
The mezzanine level of the venue offers incredible sea and sunset views along with a private function area for group dining events and meetings. Upstairs also features a number of workspaces and single desks that can be booked in advance as ‘hot desks,’ with unlimited internet, a rarity on this remote island.
In addition, The Flinders Wharf is offering bespoke activity and dining packages that enables guests to experience the island on an intimate level. These packages include activities such as scenic flights, diving, walking and foraging – all paired with a long lunch and drinks at a private location. Experiences start from $150 per person. “The opportunity to give guests to the island a unique experience is something we’ve been dreaming of for a while,” says Tom. “We know that combining food and wine with exploration is a great way for people to have an unforgettable holiday.”
Accommodation is also on offer at The Flinders Wharf, which operates the Cray Shack, Killiecrankie Beach House (family-friendly, self-catered house on the shores of Killiecrankie Beach) and Dwarfs Cottage on a nearby farm. Catering packages are available through The Flinders Wharf.