What To Expect
Visit the magnificent and untouched Bay of Fires on Tasmania's east coast. Marvel at the dream-like landscape consisting pure white beaches, vivid orange granite boulders and a ribbon of sapphire and emerald sees and forests. Experience firsthand why this magical site was named hottest travel destination in 2009.
The package includes meals, accommodations, and equipment specified below. Your bags will be transported each day to where you're staying for 2 nights, leaving you free to enjoy your walk without having to carry a heavy pack.
Day 01: Launceston - Mount William National Park
Start your day in Launceston at the Hotel Grand Chancellor and meet your tour representative who will assist you all the way to the Bay of Fires. Enjoy a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands to the northern part of Mount William National Park.
Upon arrival, begin your walking adventure from the national park, enjoying breathtaking, remote and untouched wilderness areas. Head south, discovering spectacular landscapes of remote castaway coves. This area is likened to an impressionist's palette, featuring a ribbon of sapphire seas contrasting with pure white sands and burnt orange rocky outcrops. Explore scenic Boulder Point and Cobbler Rocks and look out for the local fauna coming out to graze on the marsupial lawns at Cod Bay. The walk today is a medium grade 13kms with sand walking and rocky headland.
Arrive at Deep Creek in the afternoon and head to the waterfront beach shack. This accommodation has an indoor and outdoor dining area and fireplaces. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and tea when you arrive. Relax as a delicious dinner served with Tasmanian Ninth Island wine is prepared for your enjoyment.
Day 02: Deep Creek - Ansons Bay
After a hearty breakfast, proceed to Deep Creek and set off walking south, stopping at breathtaking Picnic Point, a beautiful spot to relax and take amazing photographs. Continue on to Eddystone Point, the start of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area, where an impressive pink granite lighthouse built in 1889 sits on a point that juts out into the sea. Seek out the local wombats and echidnas which are prolific in this area, as well as Crested Turns searching for crabs and maybe even a pod of playful dolphins.
Finish with a 4km walk along a bush track to Ansons Bay before arriving at our waterfront beach shack. Enjoy a delicious dinner outdoors with views over the bay served with Tasmanian Ninth Island wine and beer.
Day 03: Ansons Bay - Launceston
After breakfast, continue your walk into one of the most untouched parts of the Bay of Fires. This is a magnificent day's walk into remote wilderness, where it is unlikely you will see another person on the beach other than those in the group. See pretty Sienna's mermaid pool, cool lagoons and an abundance of twisted driftwood as we explore Break Yake Beach, and Garden Lagoon Beach. Stop for lunch in a picturesque location, with time to explore the rock pools before continuing to our final destination, The Gardens.
From here, hop on a vehicle and make a short stop in the pretty fishing village of St. Helens, heading back to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston. Finish time will depend on the pace of the group but will be approximately be at 6 in the evening.
January 6, 13, 19 and 27
February 3, 10, 16 and 24
March 3, 10, 16 and 24
Travel dates are subject to change.
2 nights accommodation in a waterfront beach shack
Transport for luggage
2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches
Fresh fruit and trail mix during the walk
Fine Tasmanian wine and beer and non-alcoholic drinks during dinner
Return transfers from Launceston and the Bay of Fires
Optional activity costs
Tour requires moderate to good fitness level.
Please bring one overnight bag, rucksack, or a small suitcase (the type that would pass as carry-on luggage on a plane) to carry all your personal items. Please ensure you have no loose items. All items must be enclosed within your overnight bag or in the case of a sleeping bag tied to your main bag.
Lightweight lace-up walking boots or walking shoes with ankle support and treaded soles are recommended. Make sure you have walked in your shoes at least 4 weeks prior to the walk.
Wear walking clothes suitable to the weather (long-sleeves, trousers, shorts, t-shirts). Proper bushwalking t-shirts made from wool are ideal. It is also recommended that you bring a polar fleece jacket (preferred) or a woollen jumper.
As Tasmania's weather can be extremely variable, wearing layers is also recommended. Ensure that you bring full weather gear.
Please bring thermal underwear, jumper and warm gear to change into at night. Scarves, beanies, gloves and 2 to 3 pairs of good thick walking socks are also recommended.
Please bring insect repellent, your own sleeping bag and sheets, personal toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, etc.), towel and strong garbage or dry bags to waterproof essential equipment.
Bring a small backpack to carry your personal items while walking. Your day pack should include your own mugs or cups for morning and afternoon tea breaks, band-aids, camera, hat, personal emergency medication, lightweight torch, swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen and water container with at least 2 liters of water on day 1 to keep you hydrated.
During the walks, it is recommended that you have Gortex or lightweight rain jacket preferably made of a waterproof and breathable fabric (if possible, also waterproof pants).
While alcohol will be provided during dinner, please drink moderately as bushwalking can be very strenuous. If you would like to enjoy alcohol after dinner you will need to provide your own.
This tour has a 6 passenger minimum and an 11 passenger requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
**Please indicate any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian or gluten free diets, food allergies, etc) upon booking.
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3 days and 2 nights
8 hours and 30 minutes