French Island General Store
Ph. 5980 1209
The French Island General Store is a 35 minute walk from Tankerton Jetty and is the only shop on the island, open 7 days a week, except Christmas Day. Tourist information and maps of the island are available on request. The Cafe provides walkers and bike riders with an enjoyable stop for an organic cappucino break or light lunch. Sit back and relax on the recycled timber jetty and take in the surrounding views, or sit and relax by the wood stove. The Store has a wide range of grocery items for campers and day visisors, including cold drinks, icecreams, confectionary, insect repellent, suncreen, fly nets, souvineers, local arts and crafts, ice, bait and fishing licenses. They also sell local wines and seasonal island produce.
French Island Bike Hire
Cycle your way around French Island along scenic tracks, where you will discover endangered wildlife, fauna and flora (including over 100 species of orchids). There are lots of tracks to explore. bicycle hire is available at the Tankerton Jetty Kiosk, (pictured below) on weekends and public holidays. If unattended telephone the General Store on 59801209. for tourist information you can also telephone the General Store.
Astro On French
Astro on French can take you on a guided tour through the unpolluted night skies over French Island. Peer through their 20 cm reflecting telescope. The moon, planets and star constellations are visable at different times of the year. Contact Rob or Judy on 59801215 or 0412 178 617.