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Bay of Fires

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,918

Located in north-east Tasmania, the wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes and wildlife. Led by guides, you’ll explore both the beach and woodlands.


This 4 day hiking tour from Launceston puts you in the heart of Tasmania’s pristine wilderness. Visit Mt William National Park and the mining town of Derby. Then take a full day to explore the magnificent Bay of Fires. All meals and private hut accommodation are included. Your tour ends with a drive back to Launceston through the scenic vineyards of the Tamar Valley.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,918

Itinerary

Day 1

Launceston to Forester Beach Camp

Bay of Fires Walk guests meet in Launceston at 7.50am, where they are then transferred to the walking base at Quamby Estate. After a gear check and introductions journey to Mt William via a scenic route that includes the rich pastoral landscapes of Scottsdale and the tin mining town of Derby. You reach the northern part of the Mt William National Park and begin walking at Boulder Point. Views to the north include the Bass Strait Islands (Flinders, Cape Barren etc). Lunch is enjoyed on one of the many pristine beaches accompanied by native birds, interesting shells and marine artefacts. Many secluded beaches are tucked between sand dunes and separated by rocky headlands.

Day 1: The approximate walk is 9km and 4 hours long and your night is spent at the Forester Beach Camp.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 2

Forester Beach Camp to Bay of Fires Lodge

Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp you walk south absorbing the magnificent coastline colours and solitude. Walking along ridgelines of sand dunes views can be enjoyed across heath lands or the ocean to the east. Exploration of the marsupial lawns often reveals the quiet native animals and the many tracks they leave behind. Lunch is at one of the sheltered coves near the Eddystone Point Lighthouse. The afternoon is spent in the seclusion of beaches and coves that lead gradually to afternoon tea at the Bay of Fires Lodge.

The evening is spent relaxing at the majestic Bay of Fires Lodge. Meals are prepared by your guides and accompanied by fine Tasmanian wine and beer. The library can be a source of reference material or just light reading as well as games for the evening.

You walk today is approximately 14 km and 7 hrs long.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 3

Bay of Fires Lodge

Based at the Lodge, the day is yours to decide how you would like to enjoy the area. Rise early and experience the many native birds accompanying the dawn, sleep late and be woken by the aromas of a hot cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. During the day you can choose to kayak down the Anson's River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding river. Cross the bird rich waters of Anson's Bay and conclude with a stroll over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula to the lodge. Other options for this day include fishing, snorkelling in the marine nursery, exploring the nearby shell coves or generally enjoying the surroundings of the lodge.

In the evening you can go for a walk; and depending on the weather you may encounter wombats, wallabies, forester kangaroos or possums. The night sky is an awesome spectacle from the pristine vantage point of the lodge and its surrounds. Your accommodation is again at the Bay of Fires lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Bay of Fires to Launceston

Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, allowing time for a morning swim or walk depart the lodge walking through eucalypt forests and coastal heath land. Many native birds can be seen and heard (including the endemic black cockatoo).

After enjoying lunch, your return trip takes you through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Dr Andrew Pirie's vineyard. You will then travel onto Launceston where the tour ends.

Your walk today is approximately 5km and 2 hours long.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily from October 1st - May 1st.

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 nights accommodation, all transport from Launceston, experienced tour guides, and meals as indicated. 

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1 May 2018
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