Protected by a conservation area, this magnificent stretch of coastline is largely unchanged since European settlement. The bays were given this name in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux who saw the fires of the Aboriginal people along the beaches. The Bay of Fires is world renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty, intense colours and dramatic luminous light.
The best way to explore this region is by guided walk tour, like the Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk, a four-day itinerary starting and ending at Launceston. During the trek, food and accomodation is provided at the Forester Beach Camp and the award winning Bay of Fires Lodge; guests also get the chance to sample Tasmania’s best wines, which are produced in this region.
WHEN TO GO: October-May
TIP: pack light, you’ll be walking 35-40 km over four days.
WHERE TO STAY: if the tour leaves you wanting more, you can stay on at the Arthouse, a jewel of design in the Bay of Fires.