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Bay of Fires Walk

Bay of Fires Walk

A 3 day guided Pack Free walk

This 3 day walk has been designed for those looking for a Pack Free walk of the Bay of Fires, so you can walk this area avoiding carrying your clothes or a heavy pack. Situated on the east coast of Tasmania in Australia this magical landscape of stunning contrasts features pure white beaches, vivid orange granite boulders and a ribbon of sapphire and emerald seas, all fringed with rich forests.

In 2009, the Bay of Fires area was named one of the world’s hottest travel destinations by international guide book Lonely Planet, once you experience it first hand, you’ll understand why.

They say “This is the secret edge of Tasmania, laid out like a pirate’s treasure map of perfect beach after sheltered cove, all fringed with forest. It’s not long since the Bay of Fires came to international attention and the crowds are bound to flock. Now is the time to visit”.

A walking tour with all the creature comforts

bay-of-fires-beach-imageBay of Fires Pack Free Walk with Life’s An Adventure is for those looking for an well priced, all-inclusive walking experience with the creature comforts! You won’t be asked to camp or carry your overnight bags, this is a journey where everything is done for you – except the walking.

A Pack Free Walk
One of the biggest drawcards of this walk, is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour, these will be transported for you. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch each day!

2 nights in our charming Waterfront Beachshack
Our 3 day walking experience spends 2 nights in our waterfront beachshack. With only a short 15 minute transfer from the end of the trail on day 1 and the ability to walk into the beachshack on day 2, you’ll find this charming accommodation with its beach decor and lovely views over tranquil Ansons Bay, the perfect place to put your feet up after a day’s walk.

The Wow Factor
On every tour we add an additional Wow Factor to make your journey truly inspirational. On the morning of day 3 before your walk, enjoy a superb wilderness cruise from Binalong Bay to a delightful Seal Colony to see the seals frolicking in the water or on the large boulders. If we are even lucky we may meet some playful dolphins or whales along the way.

Personalised Tours
Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 11 people, we find this delivers a more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.

Our Guides
Our guides are proudly 100% Tasmanian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our chief guides Barrie & Susan are a winning combination providing the best in customer service. Barrie has a wealth of knowledge on the Bay of Fires, which enables him to make the landscape come to life. Add to this, his wonderful sense of humour and Susan’s “Can Do” attitude and compassion and you have a winning combination.

Almost 100% Local Tasmanian Produce and Wine
Tasmania is famous for its wonderful local produce, from it’s cheeses to it’s wide selection of wines. An important element of your walking experience with Life’s an Adventure is the delicious local food we provide each day. You’ll always find an abundance of food and options available. You can expect to sample Scottsdale Pork with Peach and Chardonnay sauce, Pear and Walnut Salad, local Salmon, trevalla and so much more. It wouldn’t be a meal without wine, and we have an array of Ninth Island white and reds to enjoy during dinner as well.

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3 Day Bay of Fires Inclusions

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear, you don’t have to camp and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

  • Pack Free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day.
  • Accommodation in our waterfront beach shack for two nights – situated on a beautiful bay set behind the Bay of Fires
  • 3 hour Eco Cruise to discover the local Seal Colony and marine life
  • 2 x delicious dinners featuring wonderful Tasmanian produce
  • Fine Tasmanian wine and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
  • 2 x hot and cold breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
    Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. If you would like to enjoy alcohol after dinner you will need to provide your own.
  • Professionally guided – Our guides which we refer to as “CEO – Chief Experience Officerss” are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Return transfers from Launceston and the Bay of Fires
  • National Park Pass
  • No Credit Card Fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day One
Bay of Fires Walk

Launceston - Mt William National Park to Deep Creek

WALK GRADE: 12kms. Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, with only slight inclines when crossing headlands.  5 – 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

WALK ITINERARY: The day starts in Launceston at the Hotel Grand Chancellor where you will meet our guides at 8.00am for a 8.10am departure for our transfer to the Bay of Fires.

We enjoy a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands to the northern part of Mount William National Park. We begin our walking adventure from the Mt William National Park enjoying breathtaking, remote and untouched wilderness areas.

We head south discovering spectacular landscapes of remote castaway coves This area is likened to an impressionist’s palette featuring a ribbon of sapphire seas contrasting with pure white sands and burnt orange rocky outcrops. We explore scenic Boulder Point and Cobbler Rocks and look out for the local fauna coming out to graze on the marsupial lawns at Cod Bay. Our walk today is a medium grade 13kms with sand walking and rocky headlands to negotiate.

We arrive at Deep Creek for a short 15 minute transfer to our waterfront accommodation. Sit back and relax as our guides provide a delicious dinner served with Tasmanian Ninth Island wine for your enjoyment.

Day Two
Bay of Fires Walk

Deep Creek to Ansons Bay

WALK GRADE: 14kms. Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, with only slight inclines when crossing headlands.  6.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer back to the trail and set off south stopping at breathtaking Picnic Point, a beautiful spot to relax as well as a photographers paradise. We continue on to Eddystone Point, where an impressive granite lighthouse built in 1889, sits on a point that juts out into the sea. We enjoy time at the cove nicknamed Pirates Cove where we can rock hop out to the edge to get stunning views over the orange rocks down the coast. We head up over the hill through the saltbush arriving at an isolated beach with pure white sand and crystal clear water, a great spot for our lunch stop and a swim. After lunch we continue south taking in more breathtaking scenery. We finish with a 4km walk along a bush track to Ansons Bay, arriving at our waterfront Beachshack. Enjoy a delicious dinner outdoors with views over the bay served with Tasmanian Ninth Island wine and beer.

Day Three
Bay of Fires Walk

Eco Cruise -The Gardens - Sienna's Mermaid Pool

WALK GRADE: 5kms. Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, with only slight inclines when crossing headlands. 3 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

ITINERARY:After breakfast, we head to Binalong Bay where we join a fabulous Eco Cruise. Our cruise takes us south to view the local Seal Colony who like to laze on the large boulders or play in the ocean below. Along the way if we are lucky we will be met by some playful dolphins or a whale. Afterwards we head to our walk near The Gardens and explore most untouched parts of the Bay of Fires. See pretty Sienna’s mermaid pool, cool lagoons and an abundance of twisted driftwood as we explore Break Yoke Beach, and Garden Lagoon Beach. Afterwards we join our vehicle and enjoy a short stop in the pretty fishing village of St Helens before heading back to Launceston, where our tour finishes at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, the end of a remarkable journey. Finish time will be approximately 5.30pm.  If booking flights please do not book before 6.30pm. Note our guides are happy to drop guests off directly at the airport, enroute back into Launceston.

.. and the resultCustomer Testimonials
Just wanted to let you know that our Bay of Fires walk exceeded our expectations. We had a most enjoyable time and the group have made lasting friendships. We would especially like to acknowledge your staff for their commitment to making our experience one of a lifetime! Thanks for a great time. Thanks so much.
Val and Noel

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One of the main reasons why we returned to the Company was the quality of the guiding. Barry is a consummate professional, always helpful and knowledgable. The meals were excellent - this has yet again impressed us. After a great days walking it was wonderful to return to cold drinks and excellent nibbles, followed by a superbly cooked dinner. Beachshack was excellent - A wonderful convivial place with everything we needed to enjoy the company of our new fellow trippers. A four star lodge just would not have been the same.
Jenni Burfitt

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Thought Barry - was a superb guide - really took the time to explain what we were seeing, and also made sure the group was held together and not walking too far apart from each other. The Beach shack was fabulous. Food was great - well cooked and presented and a great range of variety. Very fresh. Loved the wines and the nibbles on returning after a day walking. Everything was to and above my expectation.
Margie Haseltine

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Our tour Guide Barry was amazing, caring, attentive & wealth of knowledge topped off by sense of humour making our experience a memorable one. Healthy food & plenty of it added to the walking experience. The Beachshack was exccellent. Unforgettable experience in every way & will definitely share & recommend to friends & family
Judy Sheldon

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Barry was the perfect mix of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and quirky. Susan was great as a host and an amazing chef. Heaps and heaps of delicious food with plenty of options. Especially impressed with the accommodation of my need for a gluten free diet. Fantastic. Beachshack was excellent. I think the way you have pitched it is perfect. You play down expectations a bit and then over deliver. Will recommend
Selma Wastell

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Our guide; Barry was so full of local and interesting knowledge. Although we didn't call him Barry much; was Bob, Bazza etc. He was so lovely. The local produce was awesome and all our meals were prepared beautifully. We were really impressed with your tour; we will be looking for a new location with you next year.
Jo Totman

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Barry and Susan were lovely company and both worked hard making us feel comfortable at the shack. Barry's knowledge of The Bay of Fires was impressive. Fabulous all round. Food was plentiful and delicious. Lovely accommodation. Weather also contributed to an all round wonderful walk.
Annette Barkey

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Tour Accommodation

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Our Waterfront Accommodation

Spend 2 nights

For 2 nights our guests stay at our private accommodation on the waterfront at Ansons Bay. Fondly called the “Beach Shack” (which many of our client’s tell us … that’s not a shack!!!), you’ll find an outdoor and indoor dining room, outdoor and indoor fireplace, hot showers and running toilets and comfy beds. Enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars overlooking beautiful Ansons Bay.

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Tour Availability

We run regular scheduled tours from September to the end of May every year. To check real time availability on all our Tasmanian walking tours please see information below.

EARLYBIRD SPECIAL DATES:
Spot Special Savings are available now on below departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking.
2018:
 Sept 14, 20, 28;  Oct 5; Nov 8, 16, 23; Dec 7, 14, 21, 28
2019: Jan 4, 11, 14, 18, 15; Feb  1, 18, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15 22, 29; Apr 5, 12, 26; May 3, 10, 17;

Private Groups:
A date of your choice is available for groups of 10-11 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Earlybird Special Price on Specific departures only. Save $150 per person + FREE Pre Tour Night at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Earkybird Special Savings are available now on specific departures when you book and pay in full by 31 May 2018. See dates below for details.
Plus receive a FREE Pre tour Night at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. Based on Deluxe King or Deluxe Twin Room on a twin share basis. Singles can share with another solo traveller of the same gender or pay an additional $79. (Note if Deluxe Room types are not available on your preferred date, an upgrade cost can be paid to a superior room instead).

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 or 11 people can save $200 per person when they book a departure. Choose a date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


Earlybird Special Price Low Shoulder
$ 1249 /p

20 Sept - 30 Oct '18

Pack Free Walk
2 x delicious dinners with local produce
Bay of Fires Eco Cruise day 3
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Return transfers from Launceston
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price  $1249
Specific dates only. Book by 31 May 2018
Book and pay in full at time of booking.
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston

Normal Price $1399
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

PRIVATE GROUPS (10-11 participants)
Private Group Earlybird Price $1199
Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 31 May 2018
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston
Departure of your choice departing.

Private Group Normal Price $1349
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Earlybird Special Price High Shoulder
$ 1299 /p

1 Nov - 24 Dec '18

Pack Free Walk
Bay of Fires Eco Cruise day 3
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Return Transfers from Launceston
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price $1299
Specific dates only. Book by 31 May 2018.
Book and pay in full at time of booking.
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston

Normal Price $1449
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

PRIVATE GROUPS (10-11 participants)
Private Group Earlybird Price 
$1249
Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 31 May 2018.
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston
Departure of your choice departing. A

Private Group Normal Price $1399
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Earlybird Special Price PEAK
$ 1349 /p

25 Dec '18 - 31 March '19

Pack Free Walk
Bay of Fires Eco Cruise day 3
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Return Transfers from Launceston
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price $1349
Specific dates only. Book by 31 May 2018.
Book and pay in full at time of booking.
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston

Normal Price $1499
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

PRIVATE GROUPS (10-11 participants)
Private Group Earlybird Price 
$1299
Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 31 May 2018.
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston
Departure of your choice departing.

Private Group Normal Price $1449
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Earlybird Special Price LOW SHOULDER
$ 1249 /p

1 Apr - 30 Apr '19

Pack Free Walk
Bay of Fires Eco Cruise day 3
2 x delicious dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine Tasmanian Wine
National Parks Fees
Return Transfers from Launceston
No credit card fees

Earlybird Price $1249
Specific dates only. Book by 31 May 2018.
Book and pay in full at time of booking.
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston

Normal Price $1399
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior
to departure.

PRIVATE GROUPS (10-11 participants)
Private Group Earlybird Price 
$1149
Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Book by 31 May 2018.
Bonus FREE Pre-Night Grand Chancellor Launceston
Departure of your choice departing.

Private Group Normal Price $1349
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. Because of limited rooms it is not possible to offer single supplements on this tour.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fees apply.
  • EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.
  • Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at time of initial booking.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do I need to be to do this walk?

This walk is suitable for those who are looking for a walking / hiking holiday experience. The walk is rated as a medium grade requiring a moderate to good level of fitness to complete this walk with much of the walk on firm sand and headlands of boulders to negotiate. Because we carry our guests overnight packs it makes the walk that much more enjoyable. We’ll take the pace at a level that suits everyone, with plenty of rest stops and opportunities to take photos during each day. Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.

Do I need to pay extra for a portered walk?

No. Whilst other operators expect you to carry your a pack of approximately 8kg with your own clothing and gear each day. ALL our guests will have their overnight bags transported to our accommodation at no extra charge.

So what will I need to carry?

All our guests will just need to carry a small lightweight day pack with water, camera and any small personal items that you want access during the day whilst you are walking. All your clothing and overnight bags will be transported for you to our accommodation.

Do you cater for different dietary requirements?

Yes we can provide for any special dietary requirements. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements with as much details as possible.

When is the best time of the year to do this walk?

We believe the premier time to do this walk is between September and May when the weather is ideal for hiking. We therefore only run this guided walk during this period.

How do I check availability?

Click on the Availability tab above. Our booking shows real time availability. Click on your preferred scheduled date to check availability and dates. To request a new date please email: enquiries@lifesanadventure.com.au

Do I need travel insurance?

We often get people who injure themselves before their tour or something unexpected happens and they are unable to make it to Tasmania. Travel insurance will cover all your tour, flights and pre-accommodation costs and is therefore extremely valuable, if the unforeseen happens. We strongly advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click on the link of QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited: www.qbe.com

Can you recommend pre and post accommodation

Yes you can book with us a night at the Grand Chancellor in Launceston, in a deluxe king or twin room. The Grand Chancellor Launceston is located in the heart of the CBD close to restaurants and shops.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085. (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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