Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Total Distance: 33km
Graded As: Easy to Moderate
Rates: From AUD $2,380
At the edge of Mt William National Park in north-eastern 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 the uncomplicated luxury of our accommodation.
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 the rich diversity of the 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.
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 40m 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.
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.