Lady Barron and the East Coast — Birds, Lagoons and Lookouts drive

Begin your day in Lady Barron, park your car near the wharf area and explore, from here look south to the outlying islands in Adelaide Bay and if you have pre booked a charter boat cruise or fishing trip prepare to depart. You can also walk east along the esplanade track to Yellow Beach or drive there and go for a stroll along the beach. For the more adventurous walk up to Vinegar Hill Lookout, for a spectacular view of Franklin Sound and return for morning tea at the Lady Barron Store. Try a spot of fishing off Lady Barron wharf for squid, with squid jigs or silver trevally with blue bait (best at slack water) and stop by the Tavern for lunch. Why not book a scenic flight with Flinders Island Aviation Services, operating from the grass airstrip just out of Lady Barron and view the islands from above.

Driving north take the turn off to Lackrana then a few kilometres down the road turn off to Cameron Inlet. The Inlet is a breeding ground for Black swans and many species of Duck, park in the car park and walk along the beach south to shipwreck C.C. Funk (approx. 3km). There is good beach fishing from Cameron or Patriarch Inlet for salmon, flathead or trevally, using pilchards or squid for bait (better luck with an incoming tide) and after dark with a full moon is the best opportunity to land yourself a gummy shark.

Head back to the main Lackrana Road and drive north to Lees Road, at the end of the road take the right-hand road and follow until you come to Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary, with picnic tables, water and toilets it is a nice location for lunch or afternoon tea. Again head back to the main road and drive north turn off at Patriarch Inlet Road, for another bird watching opportunity or beach walk to Red Bluff (approx. 7km).Patriarchs Inlet is an important food source for migratory wading birds from the northern hemisphere. Last stop Tobias Furneaux Lookout, which can be accessed from both Lackrana Road and Memana roads, from the top view the prime Flinders Island grazing land. From here it’s roughly 20mins back to Whitemark or Lady Barron for a hearty meal at the Pub or Tavern.

Drive Highlights

  • Lady Barron Wharf
  • Yellow Beach
  • Vinegar Hill walk
  • Cameron Inlet bird viewing hide
  • Patriarch Inlet & Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tobias Furneaux Lookout


  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Boat Charter


  • Furneaux Tavern
  • Shopping
  • Petrol station
  • Charter Boats
  • Scenic Flights