Bay of Fires Walking Holiday
(Ex Launceston) Tasmania - Tue 19th January 2021

Max Participants:
10
Location:
(Ex Launceston) Tasmania
Date:
Tue 19th January 2021
Start Time:
8:00am
End Time:
5:30pm
Duration:
4 Days
Non-Member Cost:
$1850.00 per person based on Twin Share
Member Cost:
$1800.00 per person based on Twin Share
Deposit Required:
$300.00
Single Supplement:
From $300.00 per person
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Explore the Bay of Fires, over four fantastic days of beach walking and sightseeing. Enjoy spectacular beaches, marvel at amazing rock colors and formations and take the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Tasmanian east coast.

This itinerary incorporates some of Tasmanias most stunning scenery and is almost exclusively beach walking for the first three days. Around the headlands you will encounter rocky areas to navigate.

On this predominantly beach walk, you will enjoy spectacular coastline and on the last day we head inland for a forested section and wildflower reserve. Departing from Launceston youll visit stunning Mt William National Park, the pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point, beautiful Ansons Bay and the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

Gallery

Ansons Bay to Turtle Rock
Beautiful Pools
Yoga on the Beach
Brilliant Colours
Our Happy Hikers
Rocky Section

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

● Ansons 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 will 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: None included

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 Tasmanias 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. Todays 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 days 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: None included

Accommodation: Icena Farm House

After breakfast and lunch making we begin our beach walk today at Deep Creek and head south to beautiful Ansons 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 days 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: None included

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 Policemans Point we traverse over the iconic white sands you have come to know as the beautiful Bay of Fires.

Most of todays 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: None included

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 nights accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional cost).

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

- Clothing for the duration of the trip

- A comfortable pair of walking shoes (runners or flat-soled shoes will not suffice except as something you can wear after a days activity)

- Toiletries and any personal medication.

- Walking poles (if you are comfortable with using these).

Note: Full details of what to bring will provided in the Trip Notes issued on confirmation of booking

More Information

Preparing for your walk:

If you are joining a combined Park Trek/Adventurous Women tour there are a few things to note. Most healthy adult can participate in our walking holidays. If you can walk upwards of 15 kilometres or more in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack, you will find our tours totally achievable. While we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and degree of difficulty can vary greatly. You may find some tracks rocky and lumpy underfoot, soft and sandy, or muddy and slippery. Sometimes there is the need to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, sections of scree or steep steps. Ensure you come along with, not only the right footwear, rain gear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind! 

 

Track Grading:

Grade 1 - No bush walking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

Grade 2 - No bush walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

Grade 3 - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Grade 4 - Bush walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Grade 5 - Very experienced bush walkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.


 

After the Walk:

We aim to be back in Launceston approximately 5.00pm so if flying out after the tour please do not book flights before 6.30pm. 

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Cancellation & Refunds

In the event that you cancel your booking, the following charges apply as per the Terms & Conditions of our partnering company for this holiday, Park Trek Walking Holidays.

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 you will forfeit your tour deposit.

59 to 15 days prior to trip departure you will forfeit your deposit and be refunded 25% of the balance of your tour cost. 

Within 14 days of the trip departure you will forfeit 100% of the total tour cost.No refund is available once the tour has commenced.

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

    Update 19th September 2019 - ** Due to PayPal changing their policy to now retain fees even when we issue a refund we will be forced to pass this along. This means both partial and full refunds will be less the full fee charged by PayPal

    Please ensure you read our complete cancellation policy  before booking