Tasmania's newest geotourism venture, the Furneaux Geotrail, was officially opened by the Honourable Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology, in June 2019. This community based project was led by Dr Dale Williams, a local resident of Flinders Island, who coordinated a diverse group of stakeholders including representatives from the Flinders Council, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife and the Furneaux Museum. Technical information was provided by State Growth through Mineral Resources Tasmania, with graphic design and web development by Nature Tourism Services. The project was supported by the Tasmanian State Government and the Tasmania Community Fund.
The Furneaux Geotrail comprises ten popular, easy access sites across Flinders Island that display aspects of the geological history of the region. At each site there is an interpretive panel with a QR code so additional information can be obtained from the web application. The Furneaux Museum forms the educational hub of the Geotrail and features excellent displays of the natural and local history of the island.
For more detailed information about the Furneaux Geotrail please visit http://furneauxgeotrail.flinders.tas.gov.au/.