Bay of Fires & Mt William National Park
(Ex Launceston) Tasmania - Fri 1st February 2019

Max Participants:
10
Location:
(Ex Launceston) Tasmania
Date:
Fri 1st February 2019
Start Time:
8:00am
End Time:
5:30pm
Duration:
4 Days
Meals:
4 Lunches 3 Dinners 3 Breakfasts
Non-Member Cost:
$1850.00 per person based on Twin Share
Member Cost:
$1800.00 per person based on Twin Share
Deposit Required:
$250.00
Single Supplement:
From $300.00 per person
Tagged:
hiking

Gallery

Colorful Rocks
Hiking Bay of Fires
Stunning Coastline
Blue Wren
Crystal Clear Water

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Orange-hued granite rocks in the Bay of Fires conservation area

● Stunning coastline & crystal clear waters

● Pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point

● Anson's Bay

● Mt William National Park

Itinerary

Today we depart from Launceston with pick up at 7.45am for an 8am departure.

We head out into the northern section of Mount William National park to begin the Bay of Fires beach walk at the northern end of Musselroe Bay and walk from the remote coastal conservation area of Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point. The incredibly scenic coastline of deserted white-sand beaches punctuated by windswept headlands, sheltered lagoons and estuaries is a haven for birdwatchers.

Following on from this we head off for an easy one-hour return walk to the top of Mt William. From the peak (216m) in clear weather you can enjoy extensive views over the coast and inland, while to the north you'll see some of the Bass Strait islands.

We then head back to our accommodation to unpack and here we enjoy pre-dinner nibbles followed by a two-course meal prepared by your guides.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Icena Farm House

After breakfast and lunch making we head off for the day’s beach walk from Boulder Point to Deep Creek in Mt William National Park.

From its long beaches to its teeming wildlife; from its unique history to its abundant plant life, Mt William National Park is a place of constant fascination. It is an important area for the conservation of Tasmania's coastal heathlands and dry sclerophyll plants. Whether you would like to watch birds or spot native wildlife, there's always something to see in this beautiful national park.

This section is one of the more remote and untouched along the trail. Today we explore Boulder Point, Cobbler Rocks and Cod Bay finishing at Deep Creek. Today’s trek includes some sand walking and there are some rocky areas around the headlands to navigate, but the scenery is well worth the effort.

Mt. William National Park has an amazing diversity of animals. It is an important sanctuary for the Forester (or eastern grey) kangaroo, wombats, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian pademelons are also common.

We finish the day at Eddystone Point with a visit to the impressive pink granite lighthouse built in 1889. After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner nibbles followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Icena Farm House

After breakfast and lunch making we begin our beach walk today at Deep Creek and head south to beautiful Anson’s Bay.

Bird life is rich and varied, with nearly 100 species occurring here. The extensive coastal heaths favour various species of honey-eater including the tawny-crowned and crescent honey-eater. Other heathland species include the superb blue wren, flame, dusk and scarlet robin. Being a coastal park, Mt. William is an excellent area for observing sea birds. Gulls, terns, gannets, and albatrosses can be seen, as well as both the pied and sooty oystercatcher.

After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner nibbles followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Icena Farm House

After breakfast and lunch making, we head into the Bay of Fires Conservation area for our last day’s walking. Beginning at Policeman’s Point we traverse over the iconic white sands you have come to know as the beautiful Bay of Fires.

Most of today’s walking is along the wide sandy beaches, crossing over pebbly beach, break yoke beach, gardens lagoon beach to our final destination of the Gardens. However, you will navigate some rocky headlands as well as forested tracks along the way.

From here we head back toward Launceston. We aim to be back in Launceston approximately 5.30pm so if flying out after the tour please do not book flights before 7.00 pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Icena Farm House

Includes

One Adventurous Women® Guide & One Park Trek Guide, who will drive, cook and care for you.

Transport which includes collecting from Launceston and returning back. We use a comfortable 12-seater mini coach with a trailer attached for luggage. Plus we use the coach to drop off and pick up during the course of the day.

Daily trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit

We always have the kettle ready to boil, plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits/cake.

3 night’s accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional cost).

4 Lunches

3 Dinners

3 Breakfasts

Excludes

Flights to/from Launceston

Personal travel insurance

Items of a personal nature

Accommodation

We stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained farm-house style accommodation.

Each of the two houses (Bandicoot and Platypus) are air-conditioned (heat-pump), fully furnished 4-bedroom homes. One room has an ensuite and there is another main bathroom in the house. Two bedrooms have Queen-sized beds, while the other two bedrooms each contain two single beds. There are also blankets on all beds. The houses are furnished with TV, DVD, dishwasher and washing machine, fan-forced oven and microwave, as well as outdoors deck and barbecue


What To Bring/Wear

- Trip notes providing on booking

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Loss of deposit
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% Of The Tour Cost
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of The Tour Cost
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.


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