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Bay of Fires Signature Walk

At the edge of Mt William National Park in north-eastern Tasmania, the magnificent Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes, ecology, and wildlife. Immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments Australia has to offer; walk the soft sandy beaches, explore coves, kayak the Ansons River and enjoy the Forester Beach Camp and the award-winning Bay Of Fires Lodge.
This walk is operated by
Tasmanian Walking Company
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Departing daily from October to May, the Bay of Fires Signature Walk (formerly Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk) takes you hiking along one of the most stunning and remote stretches of coastline in the world, located at the North Eastern tip of Tasmania.

Led by experienced guides, and traveling in small groups, you’ll enjoy four blissful days exploring the Bay Of Fires’ breathtaking white sand beaches, tranquil waterways and the rich diversity of its coastal woodlands.

Famed for its luminous red lichen covered boulders strewn across the headlands and nary anyone else in sight, the landscape appears near untouched, just as it has thousands of years.

Along the way, you’ll learn of the area’s history and culture, from the many stories of the traditional owners and first nations people of this region, to the isolated lighthouse keepers who guided ships away from nearby treacherous reefs.

You’ll also take an excursion to kayak down the Ansons river, seeing the landscape, its plants and wildlife from a different perspective.

Offering an immersive, off-grid nature experience, with plenty of easy walking, fresh air and wide open space, the Bay Of Fires Signature Walk is perfect for those looking for gentle relaxation, a truly beautiful hike and the chance to reconnect with nature.

Exclusive Accommodation

The first night is spent at Forester Beach Camp, a private haven nestled in a protected dune swale behind a stretch of clean, white-sand beach. The camp features twin-share rooms with timber floors, canvas roofs, and full kitchen facilities.

The second and third nights’ are at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. Set 40m above the beach, this environmentally sustainable building is an architectural feat comprising two long timber and glass pavilions, and an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms.

The food is also a highlight of the trip; look forward to gourmet meals using fresh Tasmanian local produce, including cooked breakfast in the morning, plus canapes and two course dinners with great local wines each night.

Bay of Fires Lodge Spa & Outdoor Bath

The Bay of Fires Lodge Spa is inspired by the revival of indigenous healing practices that have their roots in the Aboriginal Dreamtime.  Enjoy a unique range of natural spa care treatments that integrate the precious qualities of the Australian earth and spirit with the wisdom of ancient Aboriginal medicines, spirituality and healing modalities.

The spa also offers guests an exclusive chance to book the world’s greatest outdoor bath. Located away from the spa in seclusion, you can enjoy a restful soak in the tub with a tea or wine, basking in views up the length of the coast. It’s nothing short of pure bliss.

Committed to the Environment

The principles of sustainability have been wholeheartedly embraced in the construction of Forester Beach Camp and the Bay of Fires Lodge. From the siting of the buildings and the form of their design, to the selection of building materials and the management of the construction process, our  focus has been on minimal intrusion on the landscape and connecting to it.

The lodge itself was gently placed in the landscape to create minimal disturbance while maximising the visual connection with the surrounding vegetation and the ocean beyond.

Walk Overview

  • Accessed via Launceston, TAS
  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Distance: 33km
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Walk operates: October - May
  • Mainly beaches and sand walking + bush trails
  • Group size: Max 10
  • Rates: From AUD $2,695 per person twin share


"Trip of a lifetime. Wow wow wow… No one else in coo-eee. Pristine beaches, fascinating scrub/bush, and food/wine/accommodation, all faultless. Total escape from city life and fun… Well worth every $... We had four warm sunny days, kayak was a highlight. Guides are full of knowledge and skill. The swims were beautiful and soothing. The whole four days was an emotional retreat."

Nicstoc – Trip Advisor

Elevation Graph

This graph loosely depicts the gradient of the track, providing you with some basic understanding of how challenging the walk will be. The graphs are useful in helping you decide which walk suits you best. Whatever your ability or fitness, there’s sure to be a walk that suits in the Great Walks of Australia collection.

* Elevations are indicative only and are not to scale. Walkers should contact individual walk companies to better understand the terrain and difficulty of each walk.

  • Walk Itinerary

  • Day One Launceston to Mt William National Park Journey to Mt William National Park, enjoy views of the Furneaux Group of Bass Strait Islands and spend the evening at Forester Beach Camp. Approx 9km and 4 hours walking.
  • Day Two Explore the Bay of Fires coastline Walk along ridgelines of sand-dunes, look out across the heathlands, and lunch at the coves sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. Sleep soundly at the Bay of Fires Lodge. Approx 14km and 7 hours walking
  • Day Three Kayaking and hiking Kayak down the Ansons River and experience the diverse ecology of the river, cross the bird-rich waters of Ansons Bay, before enjoying lunch and walking over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula. Book in for either a massage in the spa or a soak in the private outdoor bath with views down the coastline. Or grab a snorkel or fishing rod and enjoy some time relaxing in this beautiful part of the world. Approx 6km walking, plus kayaking over 6 hours.
  • Day Four Return to Launceston Walk through eucalypt forests and coastal heathland before returning to Launceston rejuvenated. Approx 4km and 1 hour walking.
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