Pete Harmsen
Bay of Fires One of Tasmania's most popular conservation reserves famous for its vibrant blue waters, white sandy beaches, and orange-lichen covered granite blocks.
Bay of Fires is a truly special region north of St. Helens on Tasmania's north-east coast with clean white beaches, blue water and granite rocks splashed with orange lichen. It's not surprising that Lonely Planet named the Bay of Fires as one of the world's hottest travel destinations. Beach activities and bird-watching are popular in this beautiful reserve. You may even see a pod of dolphins as they cruise along parallel to the beach. The area is also known for its snorkelling and diving, with scenic reefs, corals, underwater caves and abundant sea life. The Bay of Fires Conservation Area offers beach-side camping and the elevated sites amongst the trees have amazing views of the coast and sea. There are camping grounds along a 13-kilometre section of road at the southern end of the conservation area, approached via St Helens. The bay was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 in response to the many Aboriginal fires he saw burning on its shore.
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Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
At the edge of Tasmania's Mt. William National Park, the magnificent wilderness coastline is known as the Bay of Fires invites you to experience its dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife. Led by qualified and friendly guides, small groups can explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. The first night's accommodation is spent at the environmentally friendly Forester Beach Camp. The second and third night's accommodation is at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge where guests have welcomed with an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms; the perfect place to unwind at the end of each day. For those looking for that little bit extra why not indulge in a treatment at our exclusive day spa. Relax in some truly spectacular eco-luxury and bring with you your sense of adventure. Included in the trip are return transfers between Launceston and the walk base, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines, a half-day kayak down the Ansons River, and national park pass.
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