Palana is a small settlement on the North West tip of Flinders Island, in the local government area of Flinders in North-east Tasmania. Palana is a rural locality on Flinders Island in the local government area of Flinders. Palana is located about 45 kilometres north of the town of Whitemark. As at the 2016 census, Palana was identified as having a population of just 21 permanent inhabitants. Most people visit Palana for a peaceful holiday, there are a few accommodation options at Palana where the views to the ocean are simply spectacular. Take long walks on secluded beaches, go fishing, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking or boating or simply do nothing.
Flinders Island can be reached by plane or sea; Sharp Airlines fly from Essendon Airport Melbourne (1-hour), from Launceston (35 mins) or from Hobart (1-hour). There is a shuttle service available for the short drive between the airport and Whitemark. You can also hire a car Whitemark, or a campervan or bicycle to get around the island. Please note there is no public transport on Flinders Island, so you will need some form of transport to get around. There is a weekly barge service operated by Furneaux Freight that travels between Bridport and Lady Barron which allows you to bring your own car, campervan, motorbike or bike to the island. Where possible, please avoid driving at night. You are sharing the roads with a large amount of native wildlife, so take it carefully, drive slowly to the conditions and watch out for animals on roads including wombats and wallabies.