Bay of Fires

Key information: Bay of Fires

  • Wonderful, unsullied coastal scenery and huge, empty white sand beaches, claimed to be some of the most beautiful in the world, on Tasmania's north-east coast, separated by ridges and marsh. Woodland and heath behind.
  • Day walks abound, and think seriously about taking in the classic four day guided Bay of Fires Walk.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating83

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WALK SUMMARY

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Claimed to be one of the world's most beautiful beaches (how many of those are there?). Yeah right, but these really are special; the Bay of Fires is actually a 29km series of beaches and coves separated by ridges, rocks and marsh. It is a must for lovers of coastal walking.

Wonderful, unsullied coastal scenery and huge, empty white sand beaches, great (but risky) swimming, varied and exciting sea life, lovely bush (and woodland) behind with the usual complement of Tasmania's weird wildlife.

Day walks abound, from Binalong Bay in the south (try walking out to Seatons Cove or Sloop Beach and bush-camping overnight) and Ansons Bay in the north. You can make your own day, or a multi-day walk and camp behind some fabulous beaches.

The Bay of Fires walk is the "big one" here - four wonderful days winding with guides around the area, both on the beaches and through the inland bush, staying in a tented camp and the superb, remote but exceedingly comfortable Bay of Fires Lodge. A wonderful experience but, like much in Australia, it doesn't come cheap. Find them at: www.bayoffires.com.au. A flexible day-3 allows for slacking or side trips.

 
 

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