The big island of Tasmania has established itself as one of Australia’s major tourism destinations.
King Island is riding a boom after the construction of two new world-class golf courses and now Flinders island is waiting emerge from the shadows.
Flinders Island sits between the Australian mainland and Tasmania: one of a small cluster of islands in Bass Strait.
It has rugged mountains to attract climbers and walkers, pristine beaches calling to hardy swimmers, and a range of bird life to fascinate ornithologists.
Like Tasmania, it is a gourmet paradise. Visitors can sample local honey or hot sauce, and some of the purest rainwater on earth.
There is even a boutique winery.
Until now, Flinders Island has been a well-kept secret, an untamed wonderland flying well under the radar.
Now the island´s 900 locals want to share their crayfish, wallaby, mutton bird, lamb and dry-aged beef, fresh fruits, vegetables and preserves.
Spurred on by the growing popularity of local seafood, Flinders Island is launching an annual Crayfish Festival in March 2017.