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A SOLO TOUR WALKING GROUP OF BEAUTIFUL BAY OF FIRES

This spectacular five day tour combines the rare and varied beauty of Tasmania’s northeast. The Blue Tier is a mountain plateau that once swarmed with tin miners. Their old pack trails wind through remnant and regenerated rainforest passing by rusted relics of the past.

The Bay of Fires beaches are some of the most pristine in the world with their white sands contrasting with the pink granite rocks and aquamarine waters of the Tasman Sea. Beginning in Launceston we drive northeast to discover this magnificent region. This walking tour allows us to encompass a variety of terrain and attractions, which are covered in easy and moderate day walks. It allows us time to appreciate places such as Mt William National Park, St Columba Falls and the Eddystone Point Lighthouse while also visiting some local treats along the way.

Your experienced guides will bring the area alive with their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the Tasmanian Wilderness.

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    40+
  • Duration:
    5 Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Get Going
  • Accommodation:
    Lodge,Glamping
  • Prices from:
    AUD $2895 with your own room
  • Transport:
    Minivan
  • Pace:
    4
  • Max Group Size:
    12
REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

'Holiday was so much fun, great communication from the office right from booking stage till end. Well organised guides with lots of knowledge and great food. Flexible program that could be changed for weather and spending additional time at location if required. Highly recommended.'

Deb, 61 years, NSW
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INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners 

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES & TRAVEL

  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • Transport by private minibus National Park fees

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • Gaiters (knee high)
  • Small group, not more than 12 travellers

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfares (unless requested)
  • Arrival airport Transfer
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

 

Departure Dates for this tour

Departure
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15 - 19 JAN 21
Bookings open
AUD $2895 with own room
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AUD

Per Person

Package Price, own room

AUD $2895

Package Price, twin share

AUD $2495

Prices in Australian dollars

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share (twin share) with a roommate of the same gender, save $400 on the price of taking a room to yourself (subject to roommate availability).

 


Trip Code: BOF21-1

TERMS & CONDITIONS
22 - 26 OCT 21
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AUD $2895 with own room
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AUD

Per Person

Package Price, own room

AUD $2895

Package Price, twin share

AUD $2495

Prices in Australian dollars

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share (twin share) with a roommate of the same gender, save $400 on the price of taking a room to yourself (subject to roommate availability).


Trip Code: bof21-10

Itinerary

DAY 1 

Arrive Launceston

Arrive into Launceston and make your way to the group hotel. You should make your way to the Lounge of the hotel by 4:30 pm for a group meet and greet. Your guides will confirm your pick up time for the morning.

Meals: NIL 

DAY 2 

Launceston to Derby then onto Mt William National Park

Your guides will meet you at 8.00am at the lobby of the hotel for your departure. We drive approximately 90 minutes north east of Launceston to the Derby Tin Centre (www.trailofthetindragon.com) where we discover the story of how this small township was once the world’s largest exporter of tin ore.

After lunch we drive through Gladstone to Blue Lake, and then on to the national park to climb Mt William. From here we can take in our first views of the glorious coastline and hinterlands of the region. We will return to our bus and drive to our accommodation on the edge of the Mt William National Park. After dinner we will drive along Forester Drive looking for native animals including the large Forester Kangaroo and hopefully some wombats.

Walking Distance: up to 4 Kms
Walking Time: 3 Hours 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 

Bay of Fires Beach Walk and Eddystone Point Lighthouse

Bay of Fires Solo Travel Tour

After a hearty breakfast we head off to the start of our coastal walk at Stumpys Bay in the south of the park. Here we can set a leisurely pace whilst walking along one of the most pristine and stunning beaches on the Bay of Fires coast. We explore white sands and secretive rock pools amongst the famous granite rocks covered in red lichen, following the sparking turquoise waters to Tasmania’s eastern most shoreline at Eddystone Point Lighthouse. After exploring the point and the lighthouse we then drive back to our accommodation to relax while your guides prepare a delicious evening meal for you.


Walking Distance: up to 13 Kms
Walking Time: up to 8 Hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Bay of Fires Beach walk to Binalong Bay

Today we set out to explore another section of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area by walking from Policeman’s Point to The Gardens. We spend the whole day exploring pristine white sandy beaches, rock pools and ancient aboriginal middens (shell & bone deposits) under the watchful gaze of various sea birds usually circling overhead.  Along the way we will stop for lunch and lookout for passing whales and dolphins sometimes spotted on the horizon. When our walking is complete, we can enjoy a hot drink at the beach side town of Binalong Bay before being driven the short distance to our accommodation at St Helens to enjoy a well earned dinner prepared by your guides.

Bay of Fires Solos Travel Tour

Walking Distance: up to 10 Kms
Walking Time: up to 6.5 Hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5

Explore waterfalls, the Rattler Range and Myrtle forests

Today we explore waterfalls and incredible forests as we make our way from the Blue Tiers back to Launceston. We start with The Blue Tier Giant Walk which descends through huge eucalypts, musk, myrtle, mosses and ferns to the majesty of the ‘Big Tree’ – the widest living tree in Australia. This massive Eucalyptus Regnans has a girth measuring an amazing 19.4 metres.

Halls Falls Blue Tier Tasmania

Our next stop today is Halls Falls and its towering Eucalyptus Trees (E.Regnans and E.Obliqua). To finish off an amazing day and incredible trip we then head to the spectacular St Columba Falls which is one of Tasmania’s highest falls, plunging 90 metres from the Rattler Range. After taking in the area’s amazing Tree Ferns, Sassafras and moss covered Myrtle’s, we head back to Launceston where you will be dropped off at your accommodation at approximately 4pm. An airport drop off will be made by approximately 5pm

Walking Time: 3 Hours 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Launceston

Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartment

1

Musselroe Bay

Icena Farm

2

Binalong Bay

Bay of Fires Bush Retreat

1


Accommodation may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

 HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
If we arrive before the hotel check in time, the hotel will store our luggage until check in time. If luck is on our side, it’s possible hotels may have our rooms (or some of the rooms for our group) ready before the official check in time. If that happens, you’ll be head straight to your room if we arrive before the hotel check in time.  As a guide, hotel check in times for most parts of the world range between 2pm to 3pm.

Penny Royal Launceston, Queen

Classic Queen, Penny Royal Hotel, Launceston

Bay of Fires Bush Retreat

Bathrooms; Glamping at Bay of Fires Bush Retreat

Bay of Fires Bush Retreat Bell Tent

Bell Tent, Bay of Fires Bush Retreat

Main lounge, Shearer's Quarters, Icena Farm

Main lounge, Shearer's Quarters, Icena Farm

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

LEISURE INN PENNY ROYAL HOTEL & APARTMENT, LAUNCESTON
Set amidst the Tamar River, Leisure Inn Penny Royal is within short walking distance from Launceston CBD, the Marina, shops, restaurants and cafes, the University of Tasmania Stadium (previously Aroura Stadium) and Launceston airport is a quick 15 minute drive away.

Penny Royal accommodation offers spacious, modern and comfortable hotel suites and all rooms featuring an LCD TV, air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi (1GB per room per day), tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and plush towels.

ICENA FARM, MUSSELROE 
Icena Farm offers self-contained accommodation in Tasmania’s remote North East. Perfect for adventure tourists and backpackers in Tasmania’s stunning outback wilderness.

BAY OF FIRES BUSH RETREAT, BINALONG BAY
At the Bay of Fires Bush Retreat salty hair and sandy feet are encouraged, preferred even. The retreat offers relaxed, simple-yet-stylish accommodation – an enticing place to rest your head.   Our stay will be in the bell tents, a unique glamping experience in these permanent tents with the creature comforts that come with glamping.

The Retreat is only minutes’ drive from the stunning sights of the Bay of Fires and is the perfect base from which to explore this iconic area.

If we have confirmation of hotel Wi-Fi inclusion we state it above. However if Wi-Fi is not stated it does not mean that a hotel is without Wi-Fi. Most hotels have Wi-Free;  free or otherwise for a service fee. Our inclusion of free Wi-Fi above is not a guarantee as this can change without notice due to telco service interruptions or changes to hotel policy.


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GETTING THERE

Arrive to: Launceston, Tasmania             
Depart from: Launceston, Tasmania 

For international visitors, you must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six months validity from your return date to your home country (New Zealand passport holders requirements may vary). Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.


HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.
Early check in or late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

ABOUT AIRFARES
On request we provide an airfare quote.  If joining the tour from outside Australia it is usually most economical if you make your own flight arrangements or use the service of a travel agent located within your country of residence. If you are connecting from arrival from another Australian city we can assist with booking flights within Australia.

TRANSFERS TO/FROM LAUNCESTON
By your own arrangement. See MORE INFORMATION details on our website.

DETAILS

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience

FELLOW TRAVELLERS  
You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 12 walkers. This group is suited to walking enthusiasts.  This is a Solos Only tour. You are welcome to join with a friend, but couples do not join this tour. 

THE PACE  [4 out of 5]
These trips involve a combination of what is described as introductory and moderate for a walking tour.  The emphasis is on introductory activity with several moderate stages.  These adventures involve trekking for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and must be in good health.

Travellers of 70 years or over will be required to return a Fit to Travel form that is completed by their doctor. 

ABOUT THE MEALS   

The aim is to provide high quality local Tasmanian produce to supply interesting and nutritional meals. Your guides have remarkable wilderness culinary skills and pride themselves on the variety, quality, nutritional levels and presentation of their meals and their ability to cater to a wide range of dietary requirements. Each guide is able to select their own menu for the destination. 

  • Breakfasts - ranges from cooked to continental
  • Lunches - variation each day, wraps or fresh salad rolls with an assortment of cold meats
  • Dinners - varies from trip to trip, 2-3 courses, fresh Tasmanian foods where possible.

 

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

The Tassie trip was brilliant, the guides were friendly and informative, we feasted on local produce and Tasmania's Bay of Fires and Blue Tier regions was majestic.

Jenni, 55 years, ACT

'Holiday was so much fun, great communication from the office right from booking stage till end. Well organised guides with lots of knowledge and great food. Flexible program that could be changed for weather and spending additional time at location if required. Highly recommended.'

Deb, 61 years, NSW

'Awesome scenery magnificent beaches, blue water white sandy beaches, magnificent coloured granite boulders rain forest and waterfalls and seagulls going about their own business while you eat your lunch.'

Tony, NSW
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