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Introductory to Moderate

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Activities
  • 4 days walking with medium sized back pack
Accommodation
  • 1 night luxury tented camp, 2 nights private lodge
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$2595AUD

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Trip Code: BFW

Trip highlights


  • Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is a trip of the Great Walks of Tasmania
  • An active, short break/holiday that includes a fantastic menu with fresh Tasmanian fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits and Tasmanian wine and beer
  • Inspiring twin-share accommodation in the environmentally considerate Forester Beach camp and the architecturally designed and award winning Bay of Fires Lodge
  • Experience the North East coast of Tasmania with knowledgeable, enthusiastic guides and a variety of activities

Discover the Bay of Fires from the comfort of your unique accommodations, including the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge. This unique trip encompasses a superb series of short walks along the edge of Mt. William National Park on Tasmania's pristine East Coast. It's an awe-inspiring Tasmanian escape as you traverse this wonderfully remote and dramatic landscape. Imagine days of exploring the deserted beaches, coves and sand dunes as well as the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. During the walks you'll be greeted by many of the native birds including the endemic black cockatoo and may even spot whales or dolphins playing in the ocean nearby. The natural highlights experienced each day in this spectacular wilderness are superbly complimented each evening when you enjoy the solitude and comfort of your exclusive accommodation in the Forester Beach permanent camp and the luxurious Bay of Fires Lodge. A further highlight is dining on scrumptious meals created from fresh Tasmanian produce.

Activities:

Itinerary

After breakfast you will be picked up from The Sebel Launceston at 7:50am, or from the Quamby Homestead at 7:50am where you will then be transferred to Tasmanian Walking Company’s office at Entally Lodge for your gear check and introductions. We then journey to Mt. William 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 on one of the many pristine beaches accompanied by native birds, interesting shells and marine artefacts. Many secluded beaches are tucked between sand-dunes and off-shore rocks and are separated by rocky headlands. 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. (walk approx 9km; 4 hrs)

Meals:  L,D

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 heath lands 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 sheltered coves along the way to Eddystone Point Lighthouse. The afternoon is spent in the seclusion of beaches and coves that lead gradually to afternoon tea at the Bay of Fires Lodge. 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. (approx 14km; 7 hrs)

Meals:  B,L,D

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 Anson’s River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding river. Cross the bird rich waters of Anson’s Bay and conclude with a stroll over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula back to the lodge. Other options for this day include 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. Your accommodation is again at the lodge.

Meals:  B,L,D

Following a leisurely breakfast, allowing time for a morning swim or walk, we depart from 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 Pipers Brook Wine Region, stopping at Dr Andrew Pirie's vineyard. At the conclusion of your walk at Entally Lodge, we will run a shuttle service into Launceston CBD via the airport. We will drop off at the Launceston Airport at 6:00pm followed by Launceston CBD at 6:15pm. If you are staying at the Quamby Homestead a return shuttle will be arranged. (walking approx 4km, 1 hr)

Meals:  B,L


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Professional guides
  • 3 nights accommodation in Bay of Fires - twin share
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Limited selection of Tasmanian wine
  • National Park passes
  • Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk

  • Travel to and from Launceston
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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As long as you regularly exercise, or are capable of walking between 9-14kms 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, you are welcome to speak with our reservations staff.


Departure dates

Departs Daily from 1 September to 31 May

Notes

H
High Season

Total Priceper person from

$2595AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement (limited and only on request)AUD$500
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Bay of Fires Lodge Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

Each trip requires a minimum of five and a maximum of ten guests on each departure. All accommodation is twin sharing and if the group is full, sharing is with another guest.

Before the trip the guides will carry out a gear check to make sure you don’t carry any more than you need to, also to ensure you have suitable gear. Pack weight is generally between 8.5 – 9.5kgs but ultimately can weigh as little as 7.5kgs. If you have any concerns about carrying a backpack please call us as a portered option may be available at extra cost.

Each person carries their lunch, personal clothing, wet weather gear, plus any extras such as a camera. Sleeping gear is provided at your accommodation. We provide a gear list at time of booking.

As long as you regularly exercise, or are moderately fit and feel capable of walking between 9 - 14 km's for the first two days along beaches and rocky headlands, you will enjoy your walking holiday. There is plenty of time to sit and rest as well as exploring each day.

Every trip has two experienced guides. This allows plenty of opportunities for photos, rests and walking at your own pace

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

We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

You will need lightweight lace up boots or walking shoes. Boots/shoes must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. Sandshoes, elastic sided boots and similar are not acceptable.

After breakfasting at your accommodation we ask you to be at our walker’s base at Quamby Estate by 8.20am at the latest. If you are staying in Launceston there will be a shuttle bus departing The Sebel Launceston at 7.50am sharp. On the return journey there will be a drop off at The Sebel Launeston at 5.30pm, followed by the airport at 6.00pm and then returning to Quamby Estate at 6.30pm.

The weather is one of the attractions of the north east coast and the area has the mildest climate in Tasmania. However, weather conditions are changeable and cold conditions are often experienced. If you follow our gear list you will be comfortable, and prepared for any variations in the weather.


Trip reviews


Videos

Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk With Matthew Evans, The Gourmet Farmer on SBS / Live From Aus

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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