Breathtaking Bay of Fires

4 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 597
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • Discover the phenomenal landscapes, diverse ecology and varied wildlife of the beautiful Bay of Fires (Tasmania) as you go on guided walks and treks around this mystifying land.
  • Explore the Mt William National Park, with the pastoral lands of Scottsdale.
  • Taste delicious delicacies by the Eddystone Point Lighthouse.
  • Enjoy a trip through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Dr Andrew Pirie’s vineyard. 
  • To unwind, book in some fantastic spa treatments or spend an afternoon sea kayaking, fishing or snorkeling (and maybe even spot some whales!).

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 01 : Launceston to Mt William National Park

    Bay of Fires Lodge Walk guests meet at Quamby Estate between 8.15 and 8.20am. Launceston pick-up is 7.50am at The Sebel Launceston.
     

    After a gear check and introductions we journey to Mt William National Park via a scenic route that includes the rich pastoral landscapes of Scottsdale and the tin-mining town of Derby. We reach the northern part of the Mt William National Park and begin walking at Boulder Point. Views to the north include the Bass Strait Islands (Flinders, Cape Barren, etc). Lunch is enjoyed in the company of native birds, interesting shells and marine artefacts on one of the many pristine beaches nestled into the coastline. The evening is spent at Forester Beach Camp in twin-share, semi-permanent tents.

    Day 02 : Exploring the Bay of Fires Coastline

    Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp we walk south, absorbing the magnificent coastline colours and the solitude. Walking along ridgelines of sand-dunes, one can enjoy views across heathlands and across the ocean to the east. Exploration of the marsupial lawns often reveals quiet native animals and the many tracks they leave behind. Lunch is at one of the coves sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. The afternoon is enjoyed in the seclusion of beaches and coves that lead gradually to afternoon tea at the Bay of Fires Lodge.
     

    Once at the Lodge you may wish to indulge in one of our spa treatments - we suggest you pre book to avoid disappointment. The evening is spent relaxing at the majestic Bay of Fires Lodge, in twin share or double rooms.

    Day 03 : Kayaking and enjoying the area

    Based at the Lodge, the day is yours to decide how you would like to enjoy the area. Rise early and experience the many native birds accompanying the dawn, or, if you’re lucky, watch whales glide down the coast or dolphins surfing waves. You can sleep late and be woken by the aromas of a hot-cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. During the day you can choose to kayak down the Ansons River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding river. 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 this day include enjoying a spa treatment, fishing, snorkelling in the marine nursery, exploring the nearby shell coves or generally enjoying the surroundings of the Lodge. In the evening you can go for a walk, and depending on the weather, you may encounter wombats, wallabies, Forester kangaroos, possums or even a Tasmanian devil. The night sky is an awesome spectacle from the pristine vantage point of the Lodge and its surrounds.
     

    Overnight at Bay of Fires Lodge.

    All meals included. 

    Day 04 : Return to Launceston rejuvenated

    Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, allowing time for a morning swim or walk we depart the lodge walking through eucalypt forests and coastal heath land. Many native birds can be seen and heard (including the endemic black cockatoo). After enjoying lunch, your return trip takes you through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Dr Andrew Pirie’s vineyard. You will then travel onto Launceston and have the option of leaving us at the Sebel Hotel around 5.30pm, Launceston Airport at 6pm and then returning to Quamby homestead at approximately 6.30pm.
     

    Walking for the day is approx 4km; 1 hr

    All meals included. 

  • Duration
    4 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Trekking
    No. of travellers
    Min. 4
    Other Activities
    None
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
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    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Dec to Mar $ 2,475 $ 619 per day
    Low Season Apr to Apr $ 2,300 $ 575 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • 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.
Cost Excludes
  • Walking and hiking gear
  • Accommodation prior to or after the trip
  • Traveler’s insurance
  • Tips
Day 01 : Launceston to Mt William National Park

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk guests meet at Quamby Estate between 8.15 and 8.20am. Launceston pick-up is 7.50am at The Sebel Launceston.
 

After a gear check and introductions we journey to Mt William National Park via a scenic route that includes the rich pastoral landscapes of Scottsdale and the tin-mining town of Derby. We reach the northern part of the Mt William National Park and begin walking at Boulder Point. Views to the north include the Bass Strait Islands (Flinders, Cape Barren, etc). Lunch is enjoyed in the company of native birds, interesting shells and marine artefacts on one of the many pristine beaches nestled into the coastline. The evening is spent at Forester Beach Camp in twin-share, semi-permanent tents. Meals are usually spent relaxing on the deck and enjoying the surrounds of the dune swale location.
 

Walking for the day is approx 9km; 4 hrs.
 

Overnight at Forester Beach Camp.

All meals included. 

Day 02 : Exploring the Bay of Fires Coastline

Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp we walk south, absorbing the magnificent coastline colours and the solitude. Walking along ridgelines of sand-dunes, one can enjoy views across heathlands and across the ocean to the east. Exploration of the marsupial lawns often reveals quiet native animals and the many tracks they leave behind. Lunch is at one of the coves sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. The afternoon is enjoyed in the seclusion of beaches and coves that lead gradually to afternoon tea at the Bay of Fires Lodge.
 

Once at the Lodge you may wish to indulge in one of our spa treatments - we suggest you pre book to avoid disappointment. The evening is spent relaxing at the majestic Bay of Fires Lodge, in twin share or double rooms. Meals are prepared by your Lodge hosts and guides and accompanied by fine Tasmanian wine and beer. The library can be a source of reference material or just light reading as well as games for the evening.
 

Walking for the day is approx 14km; 7 hrs.
 

Overnight at Bay of Fires Lodge.

All meals included. 

Day 03 : Kayaking and enjoying the area

Based at the Lodge, the day is yours to decide how you would like to enjoy the area. Rise early and experience the many native birds accompanying the dawn, or, if you’re lucky, watch whales glide down the coast or dolphins surfing waves. You can sleep late and be woken by the aromas of a hot-cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. During the day you can choose to kayak down the Ansons River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding river. 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 this day include enjoying a spa treatment, fishing, snorkelling in the marine nursery, exploring the nearby shell coves or generally enjoying the surroundings of the Lodge. In the evening you can go for a walk, and depending on the weather, you may encounter wombats, wallabies, Forester kangaroos, possums or even a Tasmanian devil. The night sky is an awesome spectacle from the pristine vantage point of the Lodge and its surrounds.
 

Overnight at Bay of Fires Lodge.

All meals included. 

Day 04 : Return to Launceston rejuvenated

Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, allowing time for a morning swim or walk we depart the lodge walking through eucalypt forests and coastal heath land. Many native birds can be seen and heard (including the endemic black cockatoo). After enjoying lunch, your return trip takes you through the picturesque Pipers Brook wine region stopping at Dr Andrew Pirie’s vineyard. You will then travel onto Launceston and have the option of leaving us at the Sebel Hotel around 5.30pm, Launceston Airport at 6pm and then returning to Quamby homestead at approximately 6.30pm.
 

Walking for the day is approx 4km; 1 hr

All meals included. 

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Dec to Mar $ 2,475 $ 619 per day
Low Season Apr to Apr$ 2,300 $ 575 per day
Months not available May to Nov
Cost Includes
  • 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.
Cost Excludes
  • Walking and hiking gear
  • Accommodation prior to or after the trip
  • Traveler’s insurance
  • Tips
Climate

Warm during the day, cooler at night. Mountains, beaches, rock formation, cliffs and caves are all part of the sailing and walking experience. 

Physical Fitness/Skills

As long as you regularly exercise, or are capable of walking between 9 - 14 kms for the first two days along beaches and rocky headlands, you will enjoy your walking holiday. There is plenty of time each day to sit and rest as well as explore. If you have any concerns about fitness please call and speak to one of our staff members.

Immunizations / Medical Requirements

We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We do not refund for such occurrences, therefore travel insurance is your only safeguard.

Recommended Packing List
  • Lightweight lace-up walking boots or walking shoes with ankle support and treaded soles. Sandshoes, elastic sided boots, street shoes and similar are not acceptable.
  • Polar fleece jacket (preferred) or woolen jumper
  • Light jumper (warm)
  • Beanie
  • Shorts and/or light cotton trousers for walking
  • Polypropylene thermal underwear - long sleeved top and long johns. Essential in summer and winter.
  • Warm long pants - evening camp / lodge wear
  • Shirts / t-shirts - 3 recommended
  • Socks - 3 pairs recommended
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight footwear - suitable for lodge and kayaking
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Towel or body chamois - light and quick to dry
  • Swimming costume
  • Water bottle - at least 1.5 liters
  • Head torch or small torch

Tip: Layering of clothing has long been the basis for dressing in the outdoors and the gear list above follows this principle. When the temperature drops, we add another layer of insulation. If it rains, we add a rain shell on top; and when it’s warm and dry, we strip off layers.
 

Optional items:
 

  • Camera, spare batteries (if digital)
  • Walking poles,
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars (for wildlife spotting),
  • Drawing or painting equipment
  • Small mirror (especially if you wear contact lenses)
  • Short lightweight wetsuit or spring suit for swimming,
  • A compact light-weight day pack (should pack down to pocket size, available for purchase at our walking base)
Meals provided

All meals are provided, including scrumptious three-course dinners with fresh Tasmanian produce prepared by your gourmet cooks/guides. We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements; we just need to know in advance.

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Operator ID

3902

Operator Profile

Tasmania is a walker's paradise, and these chaps have been doing it for 25 years, bringing this dazzling little island to the notice of travellers the world over. Their walks are special enough to have grabbed the attention of Australia and Tasmania tourism, and even proudly promoted by them. Somewhere along the way, they have casually snatched up travel awards and piled up accreditions like they might pick up pebbles along their many myriad walks. When you book with them for your Tasmania holiday, you'll know why.

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