Sand & Scrub Tour

Cameron’s Inlet to Sellars Point return (East Coast)

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Half Day Prices

Riders $220.00      Passengers $110

Session Length

3.5 to 4 hours departs Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8.30 am & 1:30 pm – direction of tour loop is tide dependent.

Looking for a unique experience in a remote location only a local could show you, get behind a 4 wheel motorbike ATV / Quad bike one of our Polaris Sportsman X2 550 and EXPLORE the East Coast of Flinders Island.

A 50 km ride traversing 15 km of deserted white sandy beach and windy fire trails. Feel the wind on your face and breathe in the fresh air as it blows off the pristine waters of Bass Strait.

Beach combing as you go where you may come across a washed up shark tooth or the remains of a sunken ship. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Darling Ranges and Middle Patriarchs, outlying islands including Babel, Cat and Storehouse. Your knowledgeable local guide will provide information on each island and points of interest including shipwrecks as you ride your way along the beach.  Learn about the history of Babel Island and flight of the Short-Tailed Shearwaters; visit the army duck and Patriarchs Wildlife Sanctuary whilst enjoying the freedom and exhilaration of riding a quad. Wind through eucalyptus, tea tree bush and forgotten tracks before merging back on the coast to the deep blue sea and white sand of the East Coast. Our half day tours offer plenty of riding and time to absorb the natural surroundings at our secluded stops including morning or afternoon tea break. During spring time at the Patriarchs, wild flowers can be seen in full bloom.

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 Running Sheet for Tour

  • Commencing from the end of Cameron’s Inlet road at the car park
  • Pre trip safety briefing including training ride on the beach heading south to the mouth of Cameron’s Inlet to the wreck of the Brigantine (1877). Commentary includes Solider Settlement history, information on the origin of the water in the Cameron’s Inlet and opening of the mouth of the Cameron’s.
  • Stop 1 – Sellars Point (Babel Spit), information provided about mutton-bird industry on Babel Island and migration of the Short-Tailed Shearwater.
  • Stop 2 – Army Duck, discussion about the naming of the local fishing spots from Patriarchs Inlet to Sellars Point
  • Following established tracks inland to the north end of Sellars Lagoon photo opportunity of water birds and information provided on local birds and wildlife.
  • Stop 3 – Patriarch’s Wildlife Sanctuary for morning or afternoon tea
  • Feed the wildlife, opportunity to use toilet facilities and relax at the BBQ area.
  • Follow established track which climbs to Middle Patriarch’s Lookout or continue south to E Shape Lagoon
  • Stop 4 – Middle Patriarch’s Lookout, admire view, photo opportunity and chance for riders to get their bearings
  • Stop 5 – E Shape Lagoon, admire view and short discussion on Wild pigs

Highlights

  • Beach ride and challenging terrain through scenic natural bush
  • Comfortable 2 seat quads – Polaris Sportsman X2 550 fully automatic
  • Spectacular views of mountains and outlying Islands
  • Knowledgeable guide to provide history and commentary
  • Shells, seabirds, shipwrecks and washed up treasures
  • Five informative stops including morning tea
  • Wildlife, flora and fauna (wombats, wallabies, echidnas, mutton birds in season)
  • Water birds (ducks, swans)
  • Wild flowers
  • Migratory birds
  • Patriarch’s Wildlife Sanctuary

Session Length

  • 3.5 to 4 Hours
  • Rides depart Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8.30 am & 1:30 pm – direction of tour loop is dependent on tide.

Half Day Prices

  • Riders $220.00 per person (incl. GST)
  • Passengers $110 per person (incl. GST)

Included in Price

  • Quad bike adventure
  • Commentary, history and local information
  • Trained and experienced local guide
  • Tours begin with a detailed safety training program
  • All safety equipment (goggles and helmet)
  • Wet weather gear (gloves, waterproofs, gumboots)
  • Morning or afternoon tea