Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

from £1598
excluding flights *
3 nights Nov-Apr, Oct

Overview

At the edge of Tasmania’s Mt. William National Park, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides the location for an exciting trekking experience. Explore dramatic landscapes and discover the fascinating wildlife.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in a bush camp with private wash area
  • All meals
  • Walks as per itinerary

Full description

With white sand beaches, sparkling blue water and eye-catching orange mountains (created by lichen-covered granite), the colourful north-east corner of Tasmania is well worth exploring on foot. Led by well-informed Tasmanian guides, small groups can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands.

During the walk an overnight stay is included at the Forester Beach Camp. Here, twin-share rooms with timber floors, canvas roofs and full kitchen facilities provide perfect seclusion in a setting of unspoiled beauty. Private wash areas and composting toilets provide comfort without harming the environment. Located within the National Park, the camp is close to the beach where you can swim or snorkel before enjoying a picnic under the vast starry night sky.

Two nights are spent at the spectacular Bay of Fires Lodge, which is set on a remote hilltop 40 metres above the pounding sea and surrounded by National Park. This beautiful property has been designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and with minimal impact to the environment. The area is of great significance to the Aboriginal community and boasts outstanding views of pristine white sandy beaches. The main living area of the lodge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy delicious meals prepared with the freshest local produce, accompanied by fine Tasmanian wines.

 

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £730 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
Oct 2018 3 nights £1,598
Nov 2018 3 nights £1,598
Dec 2018 3 nights £1,598
Jan 2019 3 nights £1,598
Feb 2019 3 nights £1,598
Mar 2019 3 nights £1,598
Apr 2019 3 nights £1,598

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in a bush camp with private wash area
  • All meals (from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4)
  • Walks as per itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • Packs and waterproof jackets
  • Sleeping sheets, pillowcase & sleeping bags
  • Guide services throughout
  • Return transfers from Launceston
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Group size:

Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 10

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Launceston - Forester Beach (9 km walking)

A Bay of Fires Walk representative will pick you up from Peppers Seaport Hotel for your transfer to Quamby Estate, the departure point of your tour. 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. Once the northern part of the Mt William National Park is reached, begin walking at Stumpys Bay. Views to the north include the Bass Strait Islands (Flinders, Cape Barren etc). Lunch is enjoyed at one of the many pristine beaches accompanied by native birds, interesting shells and marine artefacts. Many secluded beaches are tucked between sand dunes and off shore rocks and separated rocky headlands. Today's walk is approximately 9 kilometres and will take approximately 4 hours.
Overnight twin-share accommodation at Forester Beach Camp.

Day 2: Forester Beach - Bay of Fires Lodge (14 km walking)

Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp walk south absorbing the magnificent coastline's colours and solitude. Walking along ridgelines of sand dunes one can enjoy views across heath lands and across the ocean to the east. Exploration of the marsupial lawns can reveal the quiet native animals and the many tracks they leave behind. Lunch is at one of the sheltered coves along the way to 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. Today's walk is approximately 14 kilometres, taking approximately 7 hours.
Overnight twin-share accommodation at the Bay of Fires Lodge, in twin share or double rooms.

Day 3: Bay of Fires Lodge

Today is at leisure. Perhaps rise early and experience the many native birds accompanying the dawn, or sleep late and be woken by the aromas of a hot cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. During the day, 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 today include fishing, snorkelling in the marine nursery, exploring the nearby shell coves or generally enjoying the surroundings of the lodge. In the evening a night walk is an option. Depending on the weather, encounter wombats, wallabies, forester kangaroos, possums or even an echidna. The night sky is a spectacle from the pristine vantage point of the lodge and its surrounds.
Overnight twin-share accommodation at the Bay of Fires Lodge, in twin share or double rooms.

Day 4: Bay of Fires Lodge - Launceston (4 km walking)

A leisurely morning walking through eucalypt forests and coastal heath land, where many native birds can be seen and heard (including the endemic black cockatoo). After enjoying lunch, the return trip takes you through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Andrew Pirie’s vineyard, who is one of Australia’s most respected cool climate wine makers. Enjoy a glass of sparkling and canapés. Travel on to Launceston arriving at Peppers Seaport Hotel at approximately 5.30pm.

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