Bay of Fires by foot
Your walk will be led by well-informed, enthusiastic guides. Small groups can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. In the evenings enjoy the privacy & comfort of the Forester Beach Camp and the award winning Bay of Fires Lodge.
The Forester Beach Camp & Bay of Fires Lodge have been nestled gently in the coastline with both care and thought. At the end of each days walk you can relax in your exclusive accommodation whilst enjoying some of Tasmania’s finest food & wine.
You will love
- Breathtaking beaches of the east coast of Tasmania
- Traverse wonderfully remote landscape
- Stay at the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge
- Be inspired by nature
- Explore on foot and by kayak
4 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS
This example itinerary is based on the 4D|3N walking itinerary for the Bay of Fires. Please contact us for further details and alternative set departures.
DAY 1 | MT WILLIAM NATIONAL PARK | 1 NIGHT
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 (9kms; 4 hours walking).
DAY 2 | BAY OF FIRES | 1 NIGHT
Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp you walk south, absorbing the coastline’s bold colours and solitude. Along the ridgelines of sand dunes, views extend across heathlands and out to the ocean. You’ll visit marsupial lawns, often encountering quiet native animals and the tracks they leave at nightfall.
Your lunch spot today is a beach sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. You’ll have time to explore the lighthouse and its long-standing story before you trek far-stretching beaches that lead to the celebrated Bay of Fires Lodge.
Afternoon tea will be waiting, along with spa treatments for those who want to indulge. Pre-bookings are best if you’re keen to sink into the outdoor tub or settle in for a luxurious few hours at the spa.
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 (14kms; 7 hours walking).
DAY 3 | BAY OF FIRES | 1 NIGHT
Today choose your own adventure. Rise early to the native birds accompanying the dawn, waking to the aroma of a hot-cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. If it’s a sunny morning, breakfast on the deck can reward you with whale spotting and dolphins surfing the waves.
Later in the morning, choose to kayak down Ansons River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding waterway. Cross the bird-rich waters of Ansons Bay and conclude with a stroll over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula back to the lodge.
Other options for today include a spa treatment, fishing, snorkelling in the marine nursery, exploring shell coves or enjoying the lodge surrounds. After dinner is when the native wildlife wander out – keep an eye out for wombats, wallabies, Forester kangaroos, possums or even a Tasmanian devil. Don’t forget to look up! The night sky from this pristine coastline is an awesome spectacle (6 hours kayaking/walking).
DAY 4 | END OF ITINERARY
Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, there’s plenty of time for a morning swim or final spa treatment before you depart the lodge. Unlike your other walking, today you 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 Entally Lodge there will be time to raise a glass to the four wonderful days spent together (4kms; 1 hour walking).
NEED TO KNOW
3 nights / 4 days
3 nights / 4 days
from AUD $2,395 per person Twin Share
from AUD $2,395 per person Twin Share
START: Launceston, Tasmania | Finish: Launceston, Tasmania
- Accommodation (twin share) at the Forester Beach Camp (Night 1) and Bay of Fires Lodge (Night 2 and 3)
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines and beer
- National Park passes
- Kayaking on the Ansons River on Day 3
- Use of a backpack and rain jacket for the duration of the walk
- Sleeping bags, pillows and a comfortable mattress at the Beach Camp & linen at the lodge
Access to the exclusive Bay of Fires Lodge Wellness Spa (Night 2 and 3)
Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk and a host at the lodge
Return transfers between Launceston and the start & finish of the walk
- Travel Insurance
- Any taxes and/or visas
- Any extra or additional accommodation or arrangements
- Gratuities and any personal purchases
Minimum – 4 walkers (to confirm the departure)
Maximum – 10 walkers per departure
Departures from October to May
Min 4, Max 10 guests per departure
Carry your own pack of around 8.5kgs
Single supplements apply
Terms and conditions apply – please request a copy of our booking form for all details.
Please contact us for pricing, dates and a full itinerary
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