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A SOLO TOUR WALKING GROUP OF BEAUTIFUL BAY OF FIRES

This spectacular six 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. Five days 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, Ralph Falls, 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:
    6 Days
  • Status:
    Early preview
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Get Going
  • Accommodation:
  • Prices from:
  • 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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ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

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

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES & TRAVL

  • 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

 

Departure Dates for this tour

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18 OCT 20
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Trip Code: bof20-10

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

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.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5

Explore the Blue Tier Nature Reserve

Today we drive up to the Blue Tier Nature Reserve and enjoy following the footsteps of the early tin miners. The location where we start our walks, was once a thriving mining town called Poimena. Now deserted, this reserve becomes our base for today, from which we can enjoy a selection of the following walks:

Moon Rim Walk: This 1.5 hour circuit walk takes us to the summit of Mt Poimena providing great views to the east coast, St. Helens and the Furneaux Island Group.

Australia Hill Circuit Walk: This 2 hour walk has great aboriginal significance and fantastic views back to Ben Lomond and surrounding mountains. Tin mining relics & abandoned machinery are evident. 

Weldborough Creek Walk: A 3 hour walk through regenerating rainforests that displays remnants of the regions tin mining history.

If time permits, we will stop by the historic Pyengana Cheese Factory and enjoy a cheese tasting and cup of coffee before making our way to our hotel where our host will prepare a country meal for us to enjoy.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

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. 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

 

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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It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

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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