At the edge of Mount William National Park, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires invites you to experience its dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife. Led by well-informed, young Tasmanian guides, small groups can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. And at the Bay of Fires Lodge, the only building in this near-unknown wilderness paradise, both solitude and comfort are guaranteed.
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20:
Day 1: Bay of Fires Walk guests will be picked up in Launceston at 7.50am, where they are then transferred to the walking base at Quamby Estate. After a gear check and introductions, journey to Mt William via a scenic route that includes the rich pastoral landscapes of Scottsdale and the tin mining town of Derby. Reach the northern part of the Mt William National Park and begin the walk. 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 artifacts. Many secluded beaches are tucked between sand dunes and separated by rocky headlands. The evening is spent at the Forester Beach camp. Dinner is usually spent relaxing on the deck and enjoying the surrounds of the dune swale location.
Day 2: Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp walk south absorbing the magnificent coastline colours and solitude. Walking along ridgelines of sand dunes views can be enjoyed across heath lands or the ocean to the east. Exploration of the marsupial lawns often reveals the quiet native animals and the many tracks they leave behind. Lunch is at one of the sheltered coves near the 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. Dinner is prepared by your 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.
Day 3: 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, 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 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 or possums. The night sky is an awesome spectacle from the pristine vantage point of the lodge and its surrounds. Your accommodation is again at Bay of Fires Lodge.
Day 4: Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, allowing time for a morning swim or walk, depart the lodge walking through eucalypt forests and coastal heath land. Many native birds can be seen and heard. After enjoying lunch, you will then travel onto Launceston. Tour concludes at approximately 5:30pm. There is the drop off option to Launceston Airport at approximately 6.00pm or returning to Quamby Estate at approximately 6.30pm.~~~~
01OCT- 01MAY: Daily
Walk base: Quamby Estate, 1145 Westwood Road, Hagley.
7:50am at the Sebel Hotel Launceston (meet at 7:40am) or Quamby Estate 'The Stables' 8:15am.
The Sebel Hotel Launceston.
The Sebel Hotel Launceston.
4 days / 3 nights.
- National Park pass included.
- All meals except breakfast on the day of departure.
- Non-alcoholic beverages during the tour.
- Limited selection of Tasmanian wines.
- Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base.
- Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk.
- 1 night at Forester Beach Camp.
- 2 nights at Bay of Fires Lodge (single room).
- Use of a backpack and weather proof jacket for the duration of the walk.
What to bring:
- All items below will need to be packed into the 50-litre pack (provided) and carried by you.
- Lightweight lace-up walking boots or walking shoes with ankle support and treaded soles. Sandshoes and similar shoes are not acceptable.
- Polar fleece jacket (preferred) or woollen jumper.
- Light jumper (warm).
- Shorts and/or light cotton trousers for walking.
- Thermal base layer (long sleeved top and long johns - merino or polypropylene) - 2 sets preferred.
- Warm long pants evening camp / lodge wear.
- Shirts / t-shirts 3 recommended.
- Socks 3 pairs recommended.
- 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 2 litres.
- Head torch or small torch.
- Plastic mug for tea and coffee on the track.
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