TASMANIA BAY OF FIRES WALKING TOUR

A$3,224
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A$3,224
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Off the beaten track…

Seclusion, solitude, stunning scenery and sweeping stretches of sand await on this six-day walking adventure from Launceston. Follow trails to bright beaches rimmed with red-ringed rocks that contrast with the blue waters of the bay, up summits for vast views, and through fern-filled rainforest to hidden waterfalls. This active adventure is the perfect way to get out and explore the incredible sites just beneath your feet.

Will you join us?

DAY 1 Sunday 27th Feb 2022

LAUNCESTON

Accommodation is included for you in Launceston today, please note however that you will not have access to a tour guide until tomorrow morning. The day is yours to enjoy.

Accommodation: Your own room at Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar


DAY 2 Monday 28th Feb 2022

ST HELENS (B/D)

Today’s hike is 10 kms. It will take around 2-3 hours.

Welcome to your Two’s a Crowd walking adventure in the beautiful surrounds of Tasmania. Your trip starts today with a departure from Launceston, heading east to the bayside town of St Helens, known for its seafood delights just offshore. Shop for some lunch for later, then continue to the Bay of Fires Conservation Area just up the coast and visit the area known as The Gardens. The Gardens lie about halfway between Ansons and Binalong bays and there are boardwalks and lookout platforms across bright white sands, fiery lichen boulders and water clear right to the seabed. Head back down to Binalong Bay to enjoy your picnic lunch, then start today’s walk from Skeleton Point to Dora Point. Follow a trail that meanders from forest to rocky headlands and maybe learn the history behind the colonial name (Indigenous name larapuna) of memorable stretch of coastline. Each headland will reveal how the Bay of Fires is one of the few places that actually lives up to itineraries that call it one of Australia’s greatest natural beauties. After a big first day return to St Helens to relax at your accommodation and enjoy dinner with the group.

Accommodation: Your own room at Panorama St. Helens or similar


DAY 3 Tuesday 1st March 2022

ST HELENS (B/L)

Today’s walks are approximately 3.5 kms, 1.5 hours (Mt William summit), and 5 kms, 2-3 hours, mostly flat, transitioning from fire trails into beach walking.

After breakfast this morning, make the drive north to Mt William National Park (approx. 1hr 15 mins), which covers the very north east tip of the island. Full of native plants, flowers, and beach-hopping Forester kangaroos, the park is a secluded place where you’re more likely to see an echidna in the heathland than other walkers. Start with an easy summit of Mt William (wukalina) to take in sweeping views from its 216-metre peak. If the weather’s right, you can see as far as the islands of Furneaux Group in the Bass Strait. Make your way back down for a relaxed picnic lunch, then head south to the beaches that are as isolated as they are beautiful. The water’s pretty tempting for a swim at Boulder Point. Then it’s on to the next walk, the Cod Bay to Cobler Rocks Loop, taking in the striking coastline, heathland and a series of long sweeping beaches that make your path back. Return to St Helens (approx. 90 mins) and enjoy a free evening to rest up or explore the small town.

Accommodation: Your own room at Panorama St. Helens or similar


DAY 4 Wednesday 2nd March 2022    

ST HELENS (B/L)

Today’s walk is approximately 12 kms, 4-5 hours.

It’s back up the coast this morning on your way to Eddystone Point (approx. 1 hr), at the end of which the 100-plus year old lighthouse still lights the night. Today’s loop walk takes in Picnic Point, the white sands of Bay of Fires beach, and Eddystone Point, and takes in all the highlights that this coastline is known for, from endless stretches of empty beach to fiery rocky headlands. Keep an eye out for wallabies and echidnas along the way, and the track is perfect for bird lovers—Pied Oystercatchers, Pacific Seagulls and even Pelicans take to the skies here. Head towards Picnic Point on the inland route and then cross the beach towards Eddystone point, navigating the peninsula before driving to the lighthouse to complete one of the best loop walks along the larapuna coastline. Return to St Helens (approx. 1 hr) for the evening. The town is really getting into the Tassie food scene, so there are a bunch of new eateries that have popped up in recent years to choose from—and don’t forget all the great seafood on offer.

Accommodation: Your own room at Panorama St. Helens or similar


DAY 5 Thursday 3rd March 2022  

LAUNCESTON (B/L/D)

Today’s walks are approximately 3 kms, 2 hours (Mt Michael Loop), and 1.3 kms, 1 hour (Halls Falls Loop).

Say goodbye to St Helens and drive northwest to Blue Tier Forest Reserve (approx. 1 hr). The area attracted miners back at the end of the 19th century but 100 years later was reclaimed as a conservation area, and the forest of giant trees and hidden waterfalls is once again left to grow wild. Begin with the short Goblin Forest walk, which introduces the area and the stories of mining history and those that worked to restore the region, before taking the Mt Michael Loop. You’ll make your way through rainforest and relics of mining history and be rewarded with great views across the surrounding area from the summit. From there, head into the lush vegetation of the Halls Falls Loop to find a picturesque, gurgling falls hidden among the ferns—it’s a great way to finish up your time out in nature. Return to Launceston (approx. 2 hrs), stopping along the way at Scottsdale or the charming little town of Derby. Celebrate the end of your trip with a group dinner here in Launceston and share your favourite moments.

Accommodation: Your own room at Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar


DAY 6 Friday 4th March 2022

LAUNCESTON (B)

Today, your adventure comes to an end and it’s time to say a fond farewell to our newfound friends. You are free to leave any time after checkout.

TOUR DATES: 27TH FEBRUARY – 4TH MARCH 2022

TOUR PRICING: A$3,224 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Enjoy the contemporary style of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston whilst relaxing in beautiful rooms and suites overlooking the city. Surrounded by notable attractions like City Park – Launceston’s picturesque public gardens, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and UTAS Stadium, our Launceston hotel is the perfect choice for exploring the many splendours of Northern Tasmania.

Stay at the premier 4.5-star hotel in Launceston and find yourself in the centre of it all – with vibrant shopping, nightlife and the natural beauty of the Tamar Valley wine region awaiting just beyond our doors.

Panorama St. Helens

On the East Coast of Tasmania, there’s a secret that most holiday trippers won’t discover. Nestled in Tasmania’s oyster capital, the township of Saint Helens, is one of the most beautiful views across Georges Bay, with panoramic views over the surrounding seaside. Soak in all that Tasmania has to offer with a stay at Panorama Hotel.

Panorama Hotel has sixty rooms complete with an ensuite. We offer standard rooms as well as premium rooms with stunning views over the water. For guests with disabilities, we have specially designed rooms with wheelchair access for a comfortable stay.

Other facilities include an outdoor terrace, laundry room, and a licensed restaurant and bar. Arriving by car? We have on-site parking at the hotel. Looking to explore further into the area? Ask our staff about the excursion group packages we offer. For events, weddings, business meetings and retreats, we also offer function venues with full technology capabilities.

Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is known all over the world for its extraordinary clear blue seas, brilliant white beaches and striking orange lichen-cloaked boulders. It inspires a string of superlatives from every person lucky enough to come here, and it’s one of the most idyllic holiday destinations imaginable.

The Bay of Fires coastline stretches for 50 kms from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. Take the Great Eastern Drive to St Helens, and then follow the signs to reach this dramatically beautiful part of the East Coast. Factor in some time here, because it is truly incredible. Explore the vast white-sand beaches and turquoise seas between Anson’s Bay and Eddystone Point or discover the many beaches like the Gardens, Jeanneret, Swimcart and Cosy Corner.

Bay of Fires is approximately 4 hours from Hobart and 3 hours from Launceston. Binalong Bay is less than a ten minute drive from St Helens.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Solo room – always!
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Group coach transfers at the start and end of your tour
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Lots of walking! As per the guides in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Off the beaten track…

Seclusion, solitude, stunning scenery and sweeping stretches of sand await on this six-day walking adventure from Launceston. Follow trails to bright beaches rimmed with red-ringed rocks that contrast with the blue waters of the bay, up summits for vast views, and through fern-filled rainforest to hidden waterfalls. This active adventure is the perfect way to get out and explore the incredible sites just beneath your feet.

Will you join us?

TOUR DATES: 27TH FEBRUARY – 4TH MARCH 2022

TOUR PRICING: A$3,224 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Enjoy the contemporary style of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston whilst relaxing in beautiful rooms and suites overlooking the city. Surrounded by notable attractions like City Park – Launceston’s picturesque public gardens, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and UTAS Stadium, our Launceston hotel is the perfect choice for exploring the many splendours of Northern Tasmania.

Stay at the premier 4.5-star hotel in Launceston and find yourself in the centre of it all – with vibrant shopping, nightlife and the natural beauty of the Tamar Valley wine region awaiting just beyond our doors.

Panorama St. Helens

On the East Coast of Tasmania, there’s a secret that most holiday trippers won’t discover. Nestled in Tasmania’s oyster capital, the township of Saint Helens, is one of the most beautiful views across Georges Bay, with panoramic views over the surrounding seaside. Soak in all that Tasmania has to offer with a stay at Panorama Hotel.

Panorama Hotel has sixty rooms complete with an ensuite. We offer standard rooms as well as premium rooms with stunning views over the water. For guests with disabilities, we have specially designed rooms with wheelchair access for a comfortable stay.

Other facilities include an outdoor terrace, laundry room, and a licensed restaurant and bar. Arriving by car? We have on-site parking at the hotel. Looking to explore further into the area? Ask our staff about the excursion group packages we offer. For events, weddings, business meetings and retreats, we also offer function venues with full technology capabilities.

Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is known all over the world for its extraordinary clear blue seas, brilliant white beaches and striking orange lichen-cloaked boulders. It inspires a string of superlatives from every person lucky enough to come here, and it’s one of the most idyllic holiday destinations imaginable.

The Bay of Fires coastline stretches for 50 kms from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. Take the Great Eastern Drive to St Helens, and then follow the signs to reach this dramatically beautiful part of the East Coast. Factor in some time here, because it is truly incredible. Explore the vast white-sand beaches and turquoise seas between Anson’s Bay and Eddystone Point or discover the many beaches like the Gardens, Jeanneret, Swimcart and Cosy Corner.

Bay of Fires is approximately 4 hours from Hobart and 3 hours from Launceston. Binalong Bay is less than a ten minute drive from St Helens.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Solo room – always!
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Group coach transfers at the start and end of your tour
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Lots of walking! As per the guides in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)
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