Flinders is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, near the intersection of Western Port and Bass Strait. The Shire of Mornington Peninsula is its local government area. Flinders has a population of more or less than 1,000.
George Bass named the town of Flinders after his buddy, British naval commander and explorer Matthew Flinders. The Flinders cemetery contains the graves of several pioneers and settlers who arrived in 1854. As the population of Flinders increased, the post office was established on 7 March 1863. Flinders was once thought to have been known as Mendi-Moke, but this has now been disproved.
Flinders was the birthplace of Flinders Bread, which is now sold all around Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Although the company’s headquarters are located in Dandenong, the bread is still accessible locally.
The town has numerous attractions such as The Flinders Golf Club and a golf course built on a cliff top. A 250-metre-long pier extends from the protected beach, hidden from the waters of Bass Strait by West Head. Sailing, fishing, and other watersports are popular in this area.
The ocean crashes over the basalt rocks of Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary at Flinders ocean beach. One of Victoria’s top intertidal and subtidal rock platform reefs, Mushroom Reef is popular for beachcombing, diving, snorkeling, and surfing. There are a variety of lodging alternatives available, including B&Bs and hotel-motel style lodging. Tourists and residents can also go shopping and use a mobile library.
On West Head, the Royal Australian Navy maintains a weapons training facility and gunnery, with public access prohibited. Recreational scuba diving is very popular at Flinders Pier. It’s home to the magnificent weedy sea dragon, and a variety of other little fish and creatures. Many other fish species such as cuttlefish, crabs, and giant smooth and eagle rays also live there.Call Us Enquire Now