Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
Discover the magnificent stretch of coastline known as the Bay of Fires
At the edge of Mt William National Park, in Tasmania's north east, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires invites you to experience its dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife over a 4 day guided trek.
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.
Why we like it
- 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
At a Glance
Day 1, Launceston to Mt William National Park. Depart Launceston at 7:50am or Quamby Estate at 8:15am and be transferred to Mt William National Park and begin walking to Boulder Point. Stop on route for lunch in the company of native birds before arriving to Forester Beach Camp for dinner and overnight. (Walk approx 9km; 4 hrs)
Day 2, Explore the Bay of Fires Coastline. Walking along ridgelines of sand-dunes, one can enjoy views across heathlands and across the ocean to the east. Enjoy walking secluded beaches and coves that lead to afternoon tea at Bay of Fires Lodge (Walk approx 14km; 7 hrs)
Day 3, Kayaking and enjoying the area. Today you are based at the Bay of Fires Lodge and you decide how you would like to enjoy the area. Rise early and experience the native birds at dawn; watch whales glide or dolphins surf the waves; kayak down the Ansons River; go fishing; snorkel in the marine nursery or indulge with a massage at the spa.
Day 4, Return to Launceston. After a leisurely breakfast you depart the lodge and walk through eucalypt forest and coastal heath land. After a stop for lunch, your return trip takes you through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Dr Andrew Pirie's vineyard. Arrive to Launceston Sebel Hotel at 5:30pm or Quamby Estate at 6:30pm (Walk 4km; 1 hr)
- Season: October - May
- Min 4, Max 10 guests per departure
- Carry your own pack of around 8.5kg
- Priced from A$2,300 pp in low season and A$2,475 pp in high season
- Low season: 1 Oct - 9 Dec 2016; 1 Apr-1 May 2017 High season: 10 Dec 16 - 31 Mar 2017
- Single supplements apply