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.


Top experiences in Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires activities

$501.54 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)

$101.03 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.

$487.11 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.

$667.52 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.

$104.64 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Freycinet Peninsula Or Wineglass Bay Scenic Flight

Aeroplane Scenic Flights Freycinet Peninsula & Wineglass Bay (30min) Enjoy the beautiful views of Wineglass Bay and Hazard Mountains after tracking along Friendly Beaches and past Cape Tourville lighthouse. We will then proceed around the southern tip of the peninsula to take in views of the pristine beaches along the western side. A quick fix to take in the area but the views will be unforgettable, the best way to see Wineglass Bay.           Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay & Schouten Island (45min) Although Wineglass Bay is the main attraction of the area, your breath will be taken away by what the Freycinet Peninsula has to offer. After enjoying the views of Wineglass Bay, we will continue further south past Mt Freycinet to explore the geological phenomenon that is Schouten Island. We will then return via Cooks and Bryan's Beach, as well as once again passing Wineglass Bay and the Hazard Mountains. This flight should be a must do on your list to get that perfect photo.            Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay & Maria Island (60min) As well as taking in Wineglass bay in the Freycinet Peninsula in all it's beauty, this tour will allow you to immerse yourself in the history of Maria Island, as well as have your breath taken away by the perfectly symmetrical bays on the island. If you wish to land and explore the island on foot, please contact our staff to organise a Maria experience you will never forget!Tours to Port Arthur and Bay of Fires are also available *All flights have a minimum passenger numbers and are subject to weather conditions

$649.48 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula 3-Day Safari Camping 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