Whether you're driving through the township of Whitemark, or along a gravel road into Killiecrankie, you're sure to get a wave from any vehicle you pass.
It's this hospitable good nature of the residents of Flinders Island that makes visiting the place such a pleasant experience.
But though they may seem to possess a devil-may-care attitude, those living on the island are vocal about what they want for the future.
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According to the 2016 Census, 903 people live on the Furneaux Islands in Bass Strait; 833 of those reside on Flinders.
Leaders in the community say the immediate goal is for the island to get to a population of 1000.
The defining local issue, though, is tourism and what to do about it.
There's a tension between the prevailing desire to fully unlock Flinders Island's tourism potential and the reluctance of some people to spoil what makes the place so special.
Flinders Island Business and Tourism Inc. secretary Michael Buck said the island attracted about 8000 visitors a year, up from about 5000 in 2013.
"We're getting an increasing number of visitors [and] the period in which they're staying has [increased]," he said. "And with that has come improvement in accommodation."
Kangaroo Island in South Australia is a case study for how Flinders Island doesn't want to end up.
"Kangaroo Island, 10 years ago, was getting 100,000 visitors a year," Mr Buck said. "They're a little bit bigger than us.
Mr Buck said most of the island's residents appreciated its beauty and "don't want it spoiled".
"In fact, some go to the other extreme and don't want anything," he said.
"The local community wants to protect [its] lifestyle.
"They don't want to lose it."
As Flinders Island's tourism market grows, new businesses are popping up and an entrepreneurial spirit compels locals to pursue opportunities to leverage off the success.
The impressive Flinders Wharf restaurant and cafe has opened on the Esplanade at Whitemark and the Flinders Island Food and Crayfish Festival has proved a hit with residents and visitors alike.
And a push to have Flinders Island recognised as a safe harbour, which would bring in more visitors, continues to be debated in the community.
"What we're going to need to do now is create more visitor experiences," Mr Buck said. "We've just done a whole lot of work on expanding the [walking] trails on the island."
"What we're also trying to do is grow the food market on the island."
The consensus on Flinders seems to be that the type of tourists to attract are those with considerable means.
The island was rebranded in 2017, with a new emphasis placed on its opportunities for exploration.
"The sort of clientele we get here are the people that have got money," Mr Buck said.
"You run into problems if you get the bottom end of the market coming here, particularly from a camping point-of-view, because then you've got to manage camping sites.
"Given the economics and the cost to get in here, it's only those who can afford it who will come."
Last month, the cheapest round trip from Launceston to Flinders Island was $390. From Melbourne it was $527.
Mr Buck said one challenge that needed to be overcome in terms of tourism on the island was creating more visitor experiences north of Whitemark, as most of the businesses were concentrated in the township.
He also believes the other islands in the Furneaux Group are currently underutilised.
"At the end of the day, all of the other islands are sitting there," Mr Buck said. "And yet they're an experience."
Flinders mayor Annie Revie said that the council had to make sure there was enough housing and jobs for residents in the future and that attracting tourists to the place remained a focus.
"Some people think that we're alright the way we are," Cr Revie said. "But you can't stay the way you are forever."
"If we don't do some ... things to attract more people here, then we could run out of people to do the jobs.
"People are ageing and there won't be enough people around to do the jobs, if we don't do something about it."
The median age of the population on Flinders and Cape Barren Island is 53.
"The main way of us driving our economy, even if it's slowly upwards, is tourism," Cr Revie said. "Although we have a lot of businesses, we don't have a lot of things to sell."
"People want to go on holiday and they want to spend money, and we haven't got loads to spend money on at the moment.
"We're just really at the point where we're brainstorming this, and then looking at ways we can face it, and talking to individuals, and organisations and businesses about things we can do to help this to actually become something so that we all have lots of smaller things going on."
Former Flinders deputy mayor Mick Grimshaw, a farmer, moved to the island from Port Fairy in Victoria.
"We ... found a few farms on the market and came over and bought on the day we came, having never been here before," he said. "And [we] never left."
"This is a lovely place to live and work if you can do it without being in an office in Melbourne or Launceston or Hobart."
Mr Grimshaw, also formerly of Flinders Island Business and Tourism Inc., said upgrading the island's flight service from one-pilot planes to two-pilot 19-seater planes had created "fantastic" overflow.
"Sharp Airlines, on their own, have just really marketed the place ... with the right aim, which is to attract that target market of ours, which is the nature-based tourism visitors," he said.
"The tourist that comes here wants to have a great stay, they want good food, and they want good accommodation.
"And I think the accommodation's slowly improving over the last 10 years ... and the food experience is definitely growing."
However, a future in which Flinders Island becomes the Gold Coast of Tasmania is not one that bears thinking about for Mr Grimshaw.
"The locals could see this place changing and becoming a Gold Coast or something that's over the top," he said.
"There is no-one on this island, including myself, that wants that to happen.
"But I believe there is some really sensible ways to go about increasing population and tourism benefits without hurting the place - and I think that's already happening."
The Flinders Island Aboriginal Association is the island's biggest employer and is contributing to its tourism success through its various business ventures.
FIAA runs the Furneaux Tavern at Lady Barron, as well as the Flinders Island Bakery.
Recently, it bought Flinders Island Experience, a tourism business which offers chartered trips around the island.
FIAA chief executive Maxine Roughley said local issues around housing supply and the cost of shipping goods to the island had to be addressed before the tourism market could truly thrive.
"I just think we need a plan," she said. "We need to all work together and come up with a plan so we don't destroy the island."
"The biggest issue is going to be having enough employees on the island.
"We struggle with staff now and in the busy time. You can't offer jobs because there's no housing to bring people into."
There's only so far good hospitality and a friendly smile can get you in a remote community like Flinders, looking to make its mark in the tourism space.
It's that warmth that brings people to the place, and yet, by the same token, it also provokes the anxiety that if visitors start flocking to Flinders Island en masse, all the locals love about their home could be lost.
But residents should take confidence in the fact that their leaders are thinking deeply about the issue and the potential ways to ensure Flinders doesn't become another Kangaroo Island - or, God forbid, another Gold Coast.