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Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

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Availability : October - May
Launceston
Tour Details

Explore the breathtaking coastline known as the Bay of Fires and stay in the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge.

Named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top 10 spots to visit in 2009, this remote landscape is the passage from one world to another, a place unchanged by time.

Departure & Return Location

Launceston

Duration

4 days

Distance Walked

  • 23-30kms, plus half day kayaking

Weight Carried

  • Full packs (7.5-8.5kgs)

Accommodation

  • Wilderness camps and Lodge

Difficulty Level

  • Gentle - Moderate

Price

  • from $2380 AU per person

Environment

  • Coastal, Forests
What to Expect

Over four days you will be led on a truly Tasmanian adventure. You will stay in the only privately owned Lodge along this stretch of coast.
Our guides will interpret the tracks and trails during the day and then prepare a three course dinner in the evening – designed by our in house chef.
This walk has been designed for those with a moderate level of fitness. If you are feeling a little tired or sore you may indulge in a massage treatment or book our outdoor bathing pavilion once at the lodge.
We provide the following inclusions

  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Wine and beer with evening meals
  • All snacks
  • Two highly experienced guides
  • Return transfers from Launceston
  • National Parks passes
  • All bedding, backpacks and weatherproof jackets
Itinerary

Day 1Launceston to Mt William National Park

It’s time to get your walking boots sandy. Our 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.

We’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, we’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.

Day 2Exploring the Bay of Fires Coastline

Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp we 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. We’ll visit marsupial lawns, often encountering quiet native animals and the tracks they leave at nightfall.

Our lunch spot today is a beach sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. We’ll have time to explore the lighthouse and its long-standing story before we 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.

Day 3Kayaking and enjoying the area

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 also. The night sky from this pristine coastline is an awesome spectacle.

Day 4Return to Launceston rejuvenated

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 our other walking, today we venture through eucalypt forests and coastal heathland. We’ll enjoy a forest lunch to the sound of native birds, including the endemic green rosella.

Our return trip takes us through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Dr. Andrew Pirie’s vineyard. Here, we’ll enjoy a tasting, learn how Dr. Pririe bottles onsite and will raise a glass to four wonderful days spent together.

Photos

Fantastic coastal experience

  • We were blessed with great weather, crystal clear water at a tolerable 19 degrees, making for several planned (and a few unplanned) dips. The food was wonderful, prepared by our hard-working and creative guides, Adrien and Kira. The diverse nature of the coastal environment was on show as we weaved our way South along seemingly endless deserted beaches and sinuous coastal tracks. A wonderful experience overall, even the bumpy crossing of Anson Bay by kayak in a slapping northerly. All part of the adventure. If you want more, try this video I made of our experiences:

    Michael M
    Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
  • I just want to express my gratitude for your company and your fabulous guides Kate, Erin ( and helper Eloise) for providing myself and my husband with an amazing and unforgettable four days completing the Bay of Fires Walk.

    The consideration and generosity of the guides was amazing, their kindness and generosity of spirit is something that will stay with me for a long time. We felt so “looked after” and happy, nothing was too hard or too difficult and everything was so incredibly thought out and planned that I seriously could not find a thing that could be improved.

    The scenery, the food, the accommodation, our fellow walkers, the walk itself was just incredible. Those beautiful guides ………extraordinary.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    Linda and Tino
    Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
  • It was my first tour and I absolutely loved every moment of the experience.
    Our tours guides Lauren and James were fantastic we all had such fun and enjoyed there shared knowledge.

    Would thoroughly recommend this walk even if you only do a little walking normally. Loved the mix of walking and kayaking and the added scenery. Also to have such a great group of people to walk with. You felt like you were in another part of the world away for day to day life with a touch of luxury, just amazing

    Jenny Krahge
    Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
  • The most amazing holiday – can’t praise our guides Adrien and Alina highly enough – nothing was too much trouble for them if it made our experience even better.

    The views were spectacular, the food was amazing (and so plentiful!). Can’t believe how far we walked and barely saw another soul. Can’t wait to book another walk with TWC

    Simon & Belinda
    Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
  • Hi I just completed the Bay of Fires Walk with Justin and Anthea as our guides.
    I wanted to let you know it surpassed all expectations and was truly a life-memorable experience. It certainly helped we had perfect weather. It’s such a magical part of Australia – the colours, the water (we swam constantly), the air, flora and fauna. And almost to ourselves.

    Our guides were wonderful – friendly, knowledgeable, patient. They had perfect timing, involving themselves without intruding too much – pretty much part of the family in just a few days. The food and accomodation were sensational. The hosts at the Lodge were fantastic too – lovely touches like permanent cakes were a surprise. As was the foot bath at the end of the walk. So very well curated. And my 90 minute treatment with Nicole was one of the best I have had, and I have had a few! We were very impressed too with the smooth logistics in what must be a very challenging operating environment. Your preparations for blisters and other medical issues were very considered. Enjoyed the visit to Apogee too.

    Thank you, my compliments to everyone.

    Michael
    Bay of Fires Lodge Walk