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Bay of Fires Walk – 4 days

Walk the iconic Bay of Fires and Mount William National Park

Explore the Bay of Fires, over four fantastic days of walking and sightseeing. Enjoy spectacular beaches, marvel at amazing rock and you might like to take the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Tasmanian east coast.

This itinerary incorporates some of Tasmania’s most stunning scenery and is almost exclusively beach walking for the first three days. Around the headlands you will encounter rocky areas to navigate.

On this predominantly beach walk, you will enjoy spectacular coastline and on the last day we head inland for a forested section and wildflower reserve.

Departing from Launceston you’ll visit stunning Mt William National Park, the pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point, beautiful Anson’s Bay and the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

 Highlights

  • Walks through the stunning Mt William National Park and Bay of Fires Conservation Area
  • Beach walking along spectacular coastlines
  • Small group experience of no more than 10 people
  • Comfortable cabin style accommodation

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Departs: Launceston, 7.45am – Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
Price: from AUD $1,850 Per Person
Tour inclusions as noted below

Itinerary

DAY 1: Launceston – Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point
13km walking, approx. 5 hours of walking, including breaks (easy to moderate grade)

Today we depart from Launceston with pick up at 7.45am for an 8am departure. We head out into the northern section of Mount William National park to begin the Bay of Fires beach walk at the northern end of Musselroe Bay. We walk from the remote coastal conservation area of Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point, predominantly on the sand. The incredibly scenic coastline of deserted white-sand beaches punctuated by windswept headlands, sheltered lagoons and estuaries.

Following on from this we head off for an easy one hour return walk to the top of Mt William. From the peak (216m) in clear weather, you can enjoy extensive views over the coast and inland, while to the north you’ll see some of the Bass Strait islands. We then head back to our accommodation to unpack and here we enjoy pre-dinner nibbles followed by a two-course meal prepared by your guides. Overnight accommodation at Icena Farm House. Meals: Lunch and two-course dinner.

DAY 2: Boulder Point to Deep Creek
13km, approx. 5 hours walking, including breaks– moderate grade

After breakfast and lunch making we head off for the day’s beach walk from Boulder Point to Deep Creek in Mt William National Park. From its long beaches to its teeming wildlife; from its unique history to its abundant plant life, Mt William National Park is a place of constant fascination. This section is one of the more remote and untouched along the trail. Today we explore Boulder Point, Cobbler Rocks and Cod Bay finishing at Deep Creek. Today’s trek includes some sand walking and there are some rocky areas around the headlands to navigate, but the scenery is well worth the effort. We finish the day at Eddystone Point with a visit to the impressive pink granite lighthouse built in 1889. After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner nibbles followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides. Overnight accommodation at Icena Farm House. Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3: Deep Creek via Eddyson Point to Ansons Bay
15km, approx 6 hours walking, including breaks – moderate grade

After breakfast and lunch making we begin our walk today at Deep Creek and head south to beautiful Anson’s Bay. Bird life is rich and varied, with nearly 100 species occurring here. Heathland species include the superb blue wren, flame, dusk and scarlet robin. Being a coastal park, Mt. William is also an excellent area for observing sea birds. After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner nibbles followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides. Overnight accommodation at Icena Farm House. Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4: Bridport Circuit Walk
11km, approx. 3.5 hours walking including breaks, easy grade

After breakfast and lunch making, we head inland for our final day of walking. This 11km circuit showcases four different distinct walking environments; river, forest, foreshore and wildflowers. The River-Forest section travels that through a variety of landscapes including tidal flats, river reserve and forests. There is also a Wildflower Reserve which includes a 50 hectare area of heath, wetland, sedgeland and woodland. Spectacular native wildflowers and ocean views are found here.This is a very pleasant walk to finish the trip. From here we head back toward Launceston with an expected drop off time of 5.30pm. Meals: breakfast, lunch.

Grade

This experience is graded moderate; a reasonable level of fitness is required for the guided walks.  Walks range from 11 – 15 kilometer’s a day and we walk at the groups pace with plenty of stops to enjoy the scenery.

Group Size

  • Minimum of 4 and Maximum 10 people
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Participants under 16 are to be accompanied by an adult
  • Private group tours are available for a minimum of 5 people email info@naturewise.com.au

Conservation Impact

This walking tour is operated in partnership with ParkTrek and a portion of the tour fee is donated to our conservation efforts in Tasmania.

Location and transportation

This walking tour takes place in Mount William National Park and Bay of Fires Conservation Area.You will be transported from Launceston in an air-conditioned forward-facing 2WD vehicle.

Accommodation

For the three nights’ away we stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained farm-house style accommodation. Each of the two houses (Icena and Platypus) are air-conditioned (heat-pump), fully furnished 4 bedroom homes. In Bandicoot House, one room has an ensuite bathroom, the other three rooms have adjoining bathrooms. In Platypus House, there are two bathrooms shared between the four bedrooms. There are blankets and linen on all beds. Towels are supplied. The houses are furnished with TV, DVD, dishwasher and washing machine, fan-forced oven and microwave, as well as outdoors deck and barbeque.

Prices

Prices are for 4 days, per person.

Adult twin/double: AUD $1,750 – book and save usually $1850
Adult single room: AUD $2,050 – book and save usually $2150

Inclusions: Three nights’ accommodation , all transport and guiding, two experienced guides, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, amazing walks and sights

Exclusions: Alcoholic beverages, travel to / from the departure point, travel insurance

2018 Departure dates

Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 February BOOK NOW (only 2 places left)
Friday 26 – Monday 29 October  BOOK NOW
Friday 2 to Monday 5 November  BOOK NOW
Saturday 24 to Tuesday 27 November BOOK NOW
Saturday 1 December to Tuesday 4 December BOOK NOW
Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December BOOK NOW

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Departs: 7.45am Launceston
Returns: approx. 5.30pm Launceston
Return flights need to be booked from Launceston from 6.30pm onwards

Private group charters available on request (minimum 5 people), subject to availability

For booking and enquiries, please feel free to email us.

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