Hunters from Victoria fly out of Essendon Airport leaving from the main terminal at Essendon Fields.
Check in at the Sharp Aviation counter in the main terminal.
Hunters from Tasmania fly from Launceston Airport, they leave from the Sharp aviation terminal walking distance north of the main Launceston terminal.
Hunters from other states or overseas may find it easier to travel to Launceston and travel to Flinders Island from there.
Most of my clients fly with Sharp Airlines they are the only RPT service (Regular Passenger Timetable) that operates to Flinders Island.
Shuttle Bus: Essendon Shuttle Bus is NOW FREE!!
Service operates Monday to Friday Until the end of the year there will be no charge for travelling on the shuttle bus.
Departs from Essendon Airport - 15min after ALL Sharp Airlines arrivals.
Drop off at Melbourne Airport Accommodation upon request
Departs Melbourne Airport as required CALL 0406 675 729, for Melbourne Airport pickup.
Pick up from Melbourne Airport is opposite the Virgin Terminal, bus drop off zone Area L.
Parking: Parking at Essendon is available at $8:00 per day
Shopping: Coles Supermarket, Pharmacy, Newsagent at Essendon Fields.
There is secure parking at Europcar at the corner of Mickeham Road north of Essendon Airport.
Direction are available on their website here
Flights from Essendon take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and normally depart at 1.15 pm and arrive on Flinders Island at 2.30pm.
Flights from Launceston take approximately 35 minutes there are up to 3 flights per day from Launceston.
All you need to bring is your gun (preferably in a gunslips as they are easier to pack in the plane).
Hunters with expensive guns can bring them in solid cases as long as they are not full length.
Clothing: January / February is the hottest time of the year on Flinders Island but there is still the chance of a shower so a light rain jacket is advisable.
March / April is a little cooler so pack a jumper & coat.
There is a strict weight limit of 21 kilograms person this includes your gun and carry on luggage.
Most people pack to 13 kilograms this allows for goose meat and fish to taken home.
Excess luggage will be charged $6.00 per kilo if they can fit it on the the flight. Most people can pack to this limit with no problem.
All meals are provided any person with special dietary requirements please let us know so we can cater for you.
- Accommodation Snacks and S
- oft Drinks
All fishing tackle and Bait Polystyrene boxes are provided to transport your geese and fish home in the best possible condition.
The Department set a quota of geese to be culled after they do a gosling count in late September. In the last few years this number has been around 2500.
The individual quota is normally around 8 geese per hunter.
Export permits are arranged for you bring the goose meat home a lot of hunters get their goose meat made into Salami, Kranski, Cabana and Sausages.
The breast meat is also tasty when marinated and cooked on the BBQ. All goose meat will be chilled and packaged in polystyrene boxes for your trip home.
For hunters wanting their trophies mounted I will skin the birds for them and all permits will be supplied.
Once you have a group together and have found a date that suits your group.
Fill out an application form for each hunter and along with $500 deposit per hunter send them to:
PO Box 29,
Whitemark, Flinders Island
Cheques made payable to Chris Rhodes Alternately ring me on 0427 596 506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for direct deposit.
Bookings made after the 1st of December for the upcoming season are subject to availability of permits and aircraft.
You will need a current gun license. All other permits and licenses will be arranged for you.
For duck hunting you will need a W.I.T (Waterfowl IdentificationTest) number.