Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

from £1459
excluding flights *
3 nights Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec

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 at a bush camp
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines
  • Walks as per itinerary
  • Optional kayaking day
  • Two qualified guides throughout
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

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)
01 Oct - 30 Nov 2019 3 nights £1,459
01 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 3 nights £1,640
01 - 06 May 2020 3 nights £1,459

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in a bush camp
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages (from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4), plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines
  • Walks as per itinerary
  • Optional kayaking day
  • Park entry fees
  • Packs and waterproof jackets for the duration of the walk
  • Two qualified guides throughout
  • Return transfers from Launceston
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Group size:

Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 10

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Launceston - Mt William National Park (9 km walking)

A Bay of Fires Walk representative will collect you this morning. It’s time to get your walking boots sandy. Your beach stroll this morning begins at Boulder Point in Mt William National Park. In clear conditions, the Bass Strait islands of Flinders and Cape Barren are visible to the north. You’ll nestle into a protected beach along the coastline for lunch, enjoying the company of native birds, rare shells and marine artefacts. From day one your guides will begin unravelling the Bay of Fires tales; its early inhabitants, visiting explorers and how it came to bear its fiery name. After about four hours walking, you’ll arrive at the Forester Beach Camp, tucked away in secluded dunes. These semi-permanent tents are our home for the night. Relax on the deck with a local wine, take a dip or explore the dune swale location while your guides prepare delicious Tasmanian fare.
Overnight: Forester Beach Camp.

Day 2: Mt William National Park - 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 takes approximately 7 hours. Come evening, venture into the library, cast a line off the beach or have your hosts deliver a cold drop while you dip toes into a foot spa on the back deck. Dinner is a Tasmanian long-table affair, featuring produce from the island matched with fine local beer and wine.
Overnight: Bay of Fires Lodge.

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: Bay of Fires Lodge.

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

Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, there’s plenty of time for a morning swim or final spa treatment before we depart the lodge. Unlike your other walking, today you'll venture through eucalypt forests and coastal heathland. You’ll enjoy a forest lunch to the sound of native birds, including the endemic green rosella. Upon your return to Launceston there will be time to enjoy a glass of wine before your tour ends.

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