Flinders Island Air Charter
Flinders Island is only accessible by air and sea. Air Charter Flinders Island can provide to one of Australia’s least populous islands with a population of 1,161 people. The island’s main economy is based on farming, fishing and tourism.
There are six active volcanoes on the island; Mount Wellington has an ice cap that sits atop a boiling water pocket. Since volcanic eruptions can cause major disruption to life on the island, scientists have warned that another major eruption could occur at any time.
The climate of Flinders Island varies with rainfall around 100mm annually. The vegetation on Flinders Island consists mainly of tundra and Antarctic Peninsula shrubs due to the island’s harsh summers and subzero winters. There are over 280 plant species on the island; some endemic plants include “Agonisanthes australis” (a toothwort) and “Asterotrichium pinnatum” (a daisy).
In 1802, Matthew Flinders discovered that Captain William Watson had landed at King George III Promontory in December 1803 with a live 2-year-old tuna in his boat’s hold. Tuna were previously thought to be extinct but this catch proved otherwise— it was made by a live specimen from its mother when she suddenly died near Kangaroo Island 50 years earlier.
The first tuna ever caught was by Matthew Flinders’ HMS flute when she landed at King George III Promontory in December 1803 with a live 2-year-old tuna in her hold— this proved that there were still undiscovered islands left for British ships to explore at this time!