Welcome to Bay of Fires

There’s no road that runs the length of the bay: the C850 heads out of St Helens to the gorgeous beachside holiday settlement of Binalong Bay, which marks the southern end of the bay. In the bay’s northern end are Ansons Bay, a quiet holiday hamlet, and the southern sections of Mt William National Park.

Eddystone Point, just north of Ansons Bay, within Mt William National Park, marks the larapuna/Bay of Fires’ northern extremity, the tall Eddystone Point Lighthouse standing as a symbolic exclamation mark.

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$515.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHANWe leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island.You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visitAustralia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild RiverNational Park and end the day in Strahan.Overnight: StrahanDay 2: WILD WEST COASTIn the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of HentyDunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall –Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at yourown expense).Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTONAround 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire NationalPark, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around DoveLake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield,the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston.Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENOWe make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where we visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBARTAn early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. We continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart.(Breakfast)

$103.89 Day Trips & Excursions

Bay of Fires Day Trip from Launceston

Visit one of the world's most beautiful beaches at the Bay of Fires. Departing from Launceston, travel amongst rainforests and farmlands of North East of Tasmania and enjoy a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting.Crystal azure blue waters with pristine white beaches and outcrops of orange lichen covered granite rocks, the scenery at the Bay of Fires is simply breathtaking. This tour takes you through some of the prettiest locations in Tasmania, from the green rolling hills and fertile farmlands around Lilydale and Scottsdale, to the temperate rainforest of the Weldborough Pass, the spectacular coastal region of the Bay Of Fires, to the open grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase lunch to enjoy en route at Binalong Bay.

$500.89 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

Day one: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair & Mount Field National Park: An epic day in spectacular World Heritage wilderness with impressive waterfalls, stunning mountain top views and Tasmanian wildlife – in the wild! Lunch at Lake St Clair, take in Tasmania’s hydro heritage at Tarraleah and watch the sunset over Lake Rosebery. Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (ensuite rooms) Day 2: Montezuma Falls, Strahan & Henty Dunes: This is one of the only tour operators that takes you to Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest waterfall. Wander through ancient rainforests, enjoy lunch in beautiful Strahan and then run wild on the giant Henty sand dunes. Best jumping photos ever! Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (ensuite rooms) Day 3: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Honey & Salmon Tasting: Cradle Mountain is spectacular - and you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Take it in with a quiet stroll or choose a more challenging hike – the choice is yours. Sheffield, the town of murals, is the lunch stop. Later on you taste honey and sample delicious hot smoked salmon. At the end of the day we visit Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge. Overnight – Launceston Backpackers (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Batman Fawkner Hotel (ensuite rooms)  Day 4: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting & Bicheno: The Bay of Fires has to be seen to be believed – consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches, it's a place that everyone loves but few have visited. On the way there you will taste some great local cheese from Pyengana. Later you'll have a chance to try some fantastic Tasmanian oysters. Tonight you can walk to the beach to see little penguins come ashore. Overnight: Seaview @ Bicheno (dorms), Silversands (double/twins and ensuites) Day 5: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park & Kate's Berry Farm: Today you'll have the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary to see the rescued animals, including the Tasmanian Devil (extra cost). After that you visit the Freycinet National Park and famous Wineglass Bay. With hours to explore, you can go up for a dramatic view or down to the gleaming white beach. In the afternoon you drive down the coast, with a stop at famous Kate's Berry Farm.

$686.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tasmania 7-Day Tour: Bruny Island, Cradle Mtn, Wineglass Bay

Day 1: Richmond, Port Arthur and Tasman PeninsulaStart in Richmond, then travel to the Tasman Peninsula and the former prison settlement of Port Arthur, where you will spend three hours with a walking tour and harbor cruise. Admire the view of Eaglehawk Neck and enjoy walking to the Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen & Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park. On the way back to Hobart taste delicious Federation Chocolate. Overnight – Hobart Hostel Day 2: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair and World Heritage WildernessThe highlight today is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, with walks to Russell Falls and panoramic views at Donaghy’s Hill. Lunch at Lake St Clair, take in Tasmania’s hydro heritage at Tarraleah and watch the sunset over Lake Rosebery. Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 3: Montezuma Falls, Strahan and Henty DunesVisits Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest. Wander through ancient rain forests, enjoy lunch in Strahan and run on the giant Henty sand dunes.Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 4: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Honey and Salmon TastingEnjoy the Cradle Mountains on an easy walk or a challenging hike. Stop for lunch in Sheffield, the town of murals.Taste honey and sample delicious hot smoked salmon, then visit Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge.Overnight :Launceston Backpackers (dorms & hostel doubles), Batman Fawkner Hotel Day 5: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting and BichenoThe Bay of Fires is consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches. On the way there taste delicious cheese at Pyengana. Walk to the beach to see penguins come ashore.Overnight: Seaview at Bicheno (dorms), Silversands (double/twins and motel rooms) Day 6: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park and Kate's Berry FarmVisit a wildlife sanctuary to see rescued animals, including the Tasmanian Devil (own expense). Visit famous Wineglass Bay, in the Freycinet National Park. Walk up Mt Amos or down to the beach, then visit Kate's Berry Farm. Overnight: Hobart Hostel Day 7: Bruny Island to HobartTaste Bruny Island cheese and walk to the Neck Lookout at the center of the island for panoramic views. At Cape Bruny, walk to the lighthouse and watch the surf. At Adventure Bay, choose between a Bruny Island Cruise (own expense) or the Fluted Cape walk. On the way back to the ferry, there is an opportunity to purchase fantastic local oysters.Please Note: The order of touring may vary depending on day of the week.

$667.85 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day Safari Camp - Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula - Walking tour

Key to included meals below - Breakfast - (B) Lunch - (L) Dinner - (D)Day 1 (L, D) Launceston to Bay of Fire     –    Bay of Fires Bush CampLeave Launceston approx 8.00am for the Bay of Fires to explore the rich cultural heritage of the traditional owners in a tranquil setting and some amazing waterfalls set amongst relic cool temperate rainforest. In the afternoon walk some of the white san beaches of the bay of fires
Day 2 (B, L,D) Freycinet peninsula   –    Private Safari CampWe will drive down the scenic east coast on dazzling blue waters and white sands exploring coastal towns and beaches along the way. In the evening take in the stunning views from our campsite before enjoying dinner around the campfire.Optional Sunset Sea Kayak - Approx $98 ppDay 3 (B, L, D) East Coast and Bay of FiresAs we are camped right on the edge of Freycinet National Park it's only a short car journey for a memorable day walks with outstanding views as we experience the Wineglass Bay - Hazards beach loop walk and enjoy a great lunch on the beach before completing the loop track. A transfer back to Launceston via Campbell Town will complete your adventureWhat to expect
This is a small group guided 3 Day active camping and walking tour exploring the hills and fantastic beaches on the East coast of Tasmania. We encourage participation in duties around the camp like cooking and clean up from mealsAccommodation in large canvas tents with room to stand up in, they are 4 person tents but we only put 2 per tent for comfort. If family groups wish to have younger children in the same tent with them there is a discount available We are usually up between 6.30 and 7.00 for breakfast and will be off for the days walks from about 8 am depending on if we have to drive to the start of the walk or leave from campLunch is usually a healthy mix of meats, salads and bread or wraps and may be on the trail or at the vehicle on a stop along the wayDinners - 2 course - will be in camp between 7 and 8 pm and will be wholesome mix of meal styles (we do more than just BBQ meat) Most dietary needs can be catered for with notice Walks may be a several 1 to 2 hour trails or one longer 4 to 5-hour walk

$1035.17 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Bay of Fires Photography Workshop from Hobart

Depart Hobart early on day 1 aiming to arrive at your accommodation at Tidal Waters, St Helens, for lunch. The photography talk will begin early, as you enjoy the drive up Tasmania's stunning east coast.After lunch we will visit many picture perfect locations in the Bay of Fires region, shooting the intricate orange and yellow lichen on the granite and long sandy beaches. Prepare for your sunrise session by familiarising yourself with the features of the foreshore during the daylight hours, and after a sunset shoot retire to your room for the night.Day 2 is a full day, and on top of a sunrise and a sunset shoot includes a nice side trip to the cool, green rainforest at St Columba falls. Here, you will photograph the lovely tree ferns and cool, cascades of water - as well as the falls too. You will discuss the role various filters and other accessories can play in rainforest photography and how to achieve the silky smooth effect on the water that is such a rewarding aspect of rainforest photography. Following this session you will enjoy a rural cafe lunch at the Pyengana dairy farm. Afternoon and Day 3 activities vary with the season, but will include a trip to the lighthouse at Eddystone Point and the stunning Picnic Rocks nearby along with at least one more visit to the Binalong Bay area. A post processing session is also included before your departure mid morning on Day 3.After leaving the Bay of Fires, stop for a gourmet "wood fired" pizza lunch in Coles Bay. Following lunch, spend a leisurely few hours shooting the Freycinet National Park. Highlights will include a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout as well as the stunning Honeymoon Bay, with the lovely aqua-blue water and rugged Hazards mountains allowing for some wonderful photo opportunitiesl. Arrive back in Hobart around 6:30pm and the tour completes with a drop off at your hotel.