This Bay of Fires Guided Walking Tour is fantastic 3 day walk in the beautiful Bay of Fires conservation area. Situated on the east coast of Tasmania, this magical landscape of stunning contrasts features pure white beaches, vivid orange granite boulders and a ribbon of sapphire and emerald seas, all fringed with rich forests.
Lonely Planet says "White beaches of hourglass-fine sand, Bombay Sapphire sea, an azure sky - and nobody. This is the secret edge of Tasmania, laid out like a pirate's treasure map of perfect beach after sheltered cove, all fringed with forest. It's not long since the Bay of Fires came to international attention and the crowds are bound to flock. Now is the time to visit".
While you are walking your bags are being transported to your accommodation each day, leaving you free to enjoy your walk without having to carry a heavy pack. As the Bay of Fires Conservation Area is a remote and secluded area, your nights will be spent camping under the stars in walk-in touring tents on night one and on night two you will stay in our waterfront beach shack on a beautiful Ansons Bay at the Bay of Fires. You'll be treated to fine Tasmanian Ninth Island wine and cheeses, delicious dinners featuring wonderful Tasmanian produce and more. A wonderful 3 day Bay of Fires walking tour with camping experience.
Bay of Fires Guided Walking Tour
Our 3 day Bay of Fires Guided Walking Tour package if for those that want the creature comforts, we'll transport your luggage to the campsite and accommodation and have a walk in touring tent set up and ready for your arrival.
- Fully supported walk with your overnight luggage transported to the campsite & beach shack
- Accommodation in walk in touring tents with off the ground beds and deluxe mattress night one
- Accommodation in a waterfront beach shack on night two - situated on a beautiful bay set behind the Bay of Fires
- 2 x delicious dinners featuring wonderful Tasmanian produce
- 2 x breakfasts
- 3 x lunches
- Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
- Fine Tasmanian wine and beer and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner. Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous.
- Professionally guided - Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information.
- Return transfers from Launceston and the Bay of Fires
- National Park Pass
How fit do I need to be to do this walk?
This walk is suitable for those who are looking for a walking / hiking holiday experience. The walk is rated as a medium grade requiring a good level of fitness to complete this walk with much of the walk on firm sand and headlands of boulders to negotiate.
- Day 1 walk: Mt William National Park to Deep Creek
Approximately 12kms (5 - 5.5 hours walking with breaks). Medium grade
- Day 2 walk: Deep Creek to Ansons Bay
Approximately 14kms (6.5 hours walking with breaks). Medium grade
- Day 3 walk: Ansons Bay to The Gardens
approximately 11kms (5 hours walking with breaks). Medium grade
Is there a portered walk option?
All our guests will have their overnight bags transported to the campsite leaving you free to relax and enjoy the walk instead of struggling with a large backpack.
So what will I need to carry?
A small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. You won't even need to carry your lunch as your guide will carry the groups lunch.
What gear is provided?
Tents, mattresses, all your eating utensils, the campsite's cooking equipment.
What do I need to bring?
You'll need to bring your clothes, a torch/flashlight and your personal items packed in a medium sized overnight bag. You will be emailed a clothing and gear checklist in your pre-departure information closer to your tour date by the operator.
Do you cater for different dietary requirements?
Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. As the guides will need to provide separate meals for special dietary needs - an additional surcharge will be charged for Gluten free, vegetarians (that don't eat fish) and vegan meals. This will be paid directly to the operator prior to leaving.
When is the best time of the year to do this walk?
We believe the premier time to do this walk is between September and April when the weather is ideal for hiking. We therefore only run this guided walk during this period.
How many people per tent?
Each tent is a 4 man tent which holds a maximum of 2 people.
Are there toilets and showers?
This is an extremely remote area and facilities are very limited. We provide a shower tent with a powered bush shower and a toilet tent with a campervan style portable toilet unit. (if a pit toilet is available near the campsite this will be used instead).
What time does this adventure start and finish?
We meet in Launceston CBD at 8.45am at the Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston on day 1 for a 9am departure. On the final day you will return to the Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston between approximately 5.30pm and 6pm.
How many people are in each walking group?
We run our tours with a maximum of 12 walkers.
Prices shown is for 1 person.