Bay of Fires Walk
Over 5 days you will immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty and peacefulness of the Bay of Fires area. Renowned for its bursts of colour from its fiery orange lichen covered granite rocks to the aqua marine waters, the Bay of Fires are rich in history and cultural significance.
Carrying only a day pack each day and returning to comfortable accommodation, a hot shower and a delicious meal with likeminded walkers, this walk is achievable to those with a moderate level of fitness. There are many long beach sections and some pebbly headlands so some training on sandy and rocky terrain is highly recommended. Our itinerary is carefully curated to allow for an evening arrival and 4 full days of walking.
Your Guided Walking Holiday Includes:
- 1 night at The Grand Chancellor, Launceston
- 3 nights at Bayside Inn, St Helens
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Morning tea daily
- Fresh fruit and muesli bars for day packs
- 4 days of walking
- National Park admissions
- Professional guide/s
- Air-conditioned mini bus
- Small group size (maximum 12)
Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 20-24 November 2022
**Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
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Highlights of this walk
The Bay of Fires walk is famous for its signature colours and scenery in the peaceful North Eastern corner of Tasmania. The walk is stunning as it meanders past a scape of orange lichen covered granite, sheltered coves and crystal clear aqua-marine water. It’s rich in local history, including whaling and indigenous middens which are scattered along the coastline.
Walking Tour Itinerary
A guide will accompany you each day as you walk the entire coastline of the world-famous Bay of Fires area. Some of the walks include some long days walking along white beaches and rocky headlands, also a few sections of uneven loose pebble headlands; but, with a moderate level of fitness, each walk is enjoyable. Each night we stay in comfortable accommodation and will enjoy our evening meals together at our lodge.
Please note, the plan may alter depending on weather conditions and local advice.
Day 1: Arrival day with welcome dinner
Arrive at any time during the day and make your way to the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Launceston. We will see you in the lobby of the hotel at 6pm for a tour briefing followed by a 7pm welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 2: The Garden to Policeman’s Point
Your holiday begins! We will depart the Grand Chancellor at 7:30am for a 2-2.5hr drive to The Gardens area at the southern end of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.
After a lovely homemade morning tea and taking in some of those spectacular orange rocks this coastline is so famous for, we will start our walk heading north. The Eddystone point Lighthouse will be our guiding beacon in the distance, as we will be walking towards it the whole day. This section of the walk has a few longer loose pebble sections as well as few headlands with rock boulders to navigate around.
The end point today is at Policeman’s Point from where we will make our way to the accommodation.
Day 3: Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point
Today it’s a decent drive to the other end of the Bay of Fires coastline, where we start heading south from Musselroe Bay, aided by the prevailing winds. We will be heading along those famous and stunningly white and isolated beaches in Mt William National Park. The beautiful blue water might even invite you for a relaxing swim at Boulder Point.
After our beach and sand walking is done for the day we make our way to Mt William (wukalina) for some 360 views from its peak (216m). On a good day you can see as far as the islands of the Furneaux Group in Bass Strait.
Day 4: Boulder Point to Picnic Rock
More isolated and wide white sandy beaches await us today. We head along the coast from Boulder Point past Cobblers Rocks to Deep Creek and finish around Picnic Rock.
Along the way we should encounter some of the many shorebirds that call this area home and will pass Aboriginal sites of significance.
Depending on the tide, we may need to take off shoes to cross Groves Creek close to the end of our walk.
Once we meet up with the bus again, we will do a little detour to Eddystone Lighthouse, to finally see up close what we have been walking towards in the last couple of days.
Day 5: Picnic Rock to Ansons Bay
After 3 wonderful days exploring this amazing place todays walk will summarise everything we have seen in one day.
From Picnic Rock area we will head across Eddystone Point to a white and seemingly endless beach before navigating our way around some headlands with those famous orange boulders.
The last section of our walk today takes us inland through coastal tea tree and heath country.
Our walk ends at Ansons Bay, which completes our end to end along the larapuna coastline. We will have some time to observe swans, cormorants, pelicans and many more birds, who usually frequent the lagoon.
From Ansons Bay it’s a scenic 2.5hr drive back to Launceston, which sees us getting back to Launceston around 5pm.
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 07 January 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Flights are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Deposit of AUD $350 per person required at time of booking. Final payment 60 days prior to departure. Cancellations within 60 days of date of check in will incur a cancellation fee of 25%. Cancellations within 30 days of date of check in will incur a cancellation fee of 50%. Cancellations within 14 days of date of check in will incur a cancellation fee of 100%.