Bay of Fires Lodge Walk 4 Days / 3 Nights From $2,150 per person
At the edge of Mt William National Park in northeastern Tasmania, the magnificent coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes, ecology, and wildlife. Immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer: walk the soft sandy beaches, explore coves, kayak the Ansons River and enjoy uncomplicated luxury accommodation at the Forester Beach Camp and award winning Bay of Fires Lodge!
Departing daily from October to May, the walk is a four-day experience. Led by well-informed guides, small groups of no more than ten walkers explore both the fascinating beach environment and rich diversity of nearby woodlands.
This coastal stretch of azure water and rocky headlands, with boulders dotted offshore, appears as if untouched for thousands of years, and offers a remote landscape with something for everyone to discover!
Access From: Launceston, Tasmania Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Total Distance: 21 miles Difficulty: Easy - Moderate Ideal Season: October – April
Day one: Launceston to Mt William National Park Journey to Mt William National Park, enjoy views of the Furneaux Group of Bass Strait Islands and spend the evening at Forester Beach Camp.
Day two: Exploring the Bay of Fires Coastline Walk along ridgelines of sand dunes, look out across the heathlands, and lunch at the coves sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. Sleep sound at the Bay of Fires Lodge.
Day three: Kayaking and enjoying the area Kayak down the Ansons River and experience the diverse ecology of the river, cross the bird-rich waters of Ansons Bay, and stroll over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula. Fish, snorkel in the marine nursery, explore the nearby shell coves or just enjoy the surroundings.
Day four: Return to Launceston rejuvenated Walk through eucalypt forests and coastal heathland. Return through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Dr Andrew Pirie’s vineyard, then travel onto Launceston returning to Quamby homestead early evening.
The first night’s accommodation is spent at Forester Beach Camp, a private haven nestled in a protected dune swale behind a stretch of clean, white-sand beach. The camp features twin-share rooms with timber floors, canvas roofs, and full kitchen facilities.
The second and third nights’ accommodation is at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. Set 40 meters above the beach, this eco-conscious building is an architectural feat comprising two long timber and glass pavilions, and an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms. All meals are provided for the duration of the walk, using only the finest Tasmanian local produce: freshly baked bread, fresh fruit salad, cereals, and a cooked breakfast in the morning, and gourmet dinners complete with world-class Tasmanian wines.
Commitment to the Environment
The basic principles of sustainability – maintaining bio-diversity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting place – have been embraced in the construction of Forester Beach Camp and the Bay of Fires Lodge. From the siting of the buildings and the form of their design, to the selection of building materials and the management of the construction process, a single focus has been on protecting the landscape and connecting to it.
The lodge itself was gently placed in the landscape to create minimal disturbance while maximizing the visual connection with the surrounding vegetation and the ocean beyond. If you would like a more active role in giving back to the environment you are visiting, you are invited by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service in conjunction with the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and Tourism Tasmania to participate in the Green Guardians program.
Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base;
1 night at Forester Beach Camp and 2 nights at Bay of Fires Lodge twin share;
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines;
National Park pass;
Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk;
Optional kayaking day;
Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk
Airfares (contact us for a quote);
Note: Pricing above is based on departures April 1 – May 4, 2014. Seasonal pricing variations are as follows: departures October 1 – December 24, 2014 - $2,250; December 25, 2014 – March 31, 2015 - $2,400; April 1 - May 1, 2015 - $2,250. All accommodation is twin share. Single travellers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. To guarantee a single room for the duration of the walk a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. This needs to be requested at the time of booking. All pricing is subject to currency fluctuation and change without notice.