About Bass Strait IslandsThere are two principle Islands that make up the Bass Strait Island Region: Flinders Island & King Island. Flinders and its 51 surrounding islands are all that remain of the land bridge that once connected Tasmania to mainland Australia. This is an island of dramatic landscapes & prolific wildlife. Take a stroll through the towns of Whitemark & Lady Barron or the little settlements of Emita & Killiecrankie where you’ll meet friendly locals with time to stop and chat. King Island lies northwest of Tasmania in the path of the Roaring Forties - the ever-present westerlies that circle the world’s southern latitudes. This island of rugged coastline offers excellent fishing & surfing, long empty beaches, lakes and forests. King Island is famous for its produce! Beneath the surface the waters are abound with crayfish & abalone, while the lush grass of the flat farmlands are credited as the secret for the succulent local beef, rich cream and wonderful hand-made cheeses.