Park Trek » Bay of Fires & Mt William National Park
Park Trek walking holidays, Australia
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Duration: 4 days
Location: Ex Launceston
Price: from $1850 including GST
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Walk the iconic Bay of Fires with Park Trek

This is a particularly popular walk and many dates in early 2018 are fully booked. If you are interested in this tour and would like to travel on a date not listed on our departures calendar please get in touch with us and we can look at availability.

Explore the Bay of Fires, over four fantastic days of 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 Tasmania’s 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 you’ll visit stunning Mt William National Park, the pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point, beautiful Anson’s Bay and the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

Tour inclusions:

  • Two Park Trek guides 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.
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit
  • We always have the kettle ready to boil, plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits.
  • 3 night’s accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional cost).

Trip dates 2018

  • Monday 2 to Thursday 5 April – FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 April – FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 20 to Monday 23 April – FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 5 to Monday 8 October
  • Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October
  • Friday 26 to Monday 29 October
  • Friday 2 to Monday 5 November
  • Monday 19 to Thursday 22 November
  • Saturday 24 to Tuesday 27 November
  • Saturday 1 December to Tuesday 4 December
  • Sunday 9 to Wednesday 12 December
  • Friday 14 to Monday 17 December
  • Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December

Trip dates 2019

  • Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 January
  • Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 January
  • Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 January
  • Friday 1 to Monday 4 February – Adventurous Women (women only)
  • Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 February
  • Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
  • Saturday 2 to Tuesday 5 March
  • Friday 8 to Monday 11 March
  • Friday 22 to Monday 25 March
  • Friday 29 Mar to Monday 1 April
  •  Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 April
  • Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 April
  • Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April
  • Saturday 4 to Tuesday 7 May
  • Friday 10 to Monday 13 May

Day 1

Launceston – Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point
13km walking, approx. 5 hours of walking, including breaks (easy to moderate grade)

Today we pickup from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston 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. We walk from the remote coastal conservation area of Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point, predominantly on the sand. The incredibly scenic coastline of deserted white-sand beaches punctuated by windswept headlands, sheltered lagoons and estuaries.

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’ll 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.

Overnight accommodation at Icena Farm House.

Meals: Lunch and two-course dinner.

Day 2

Boulder Point to Deep Creek
13km, approx. 5 hours walking, including breaks– moderate grade

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.

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. Today’s trek includes some sand walking and there are some rocky areas around the headlands to navigate, but the scenery is well worth the effort.

We finish the day at Eddystone Point with a visit to the impressive pink granite lighthouse built in 1889.

After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner nibbles followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides.

Overnight accommodation at Icena Farm House

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3

Deep Creek via Eddyson Point to Ansons Bay
15km, approx 6 hours walking, including breaks – moderate grade

After breakfast and lunch making we begin our walk today at Deep Creek and head south to beautiful Anson’s Bay.

Bird life is rich and varied, with nearly 100 species occurring here. Heathland species include the superb blue wren, flame, dusk and scarlet robin. Being a coastal park, Mt. William is also an excellent area for observing sea birds.

After the day’s walk we head back to our accommodation for well-earned pre-dinner nibbles followed by a fabulous two-course meal prepared by your guides.

Overnight accommodation at Icena Farm House

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

Policeman’s Point to The Gardens
15 km, approx. 4 to 5 hours walking including breaks, moderate grade

After breakfast and lunch making, we head into the Bay of Fires Conservation area for our last day’s walking. Beginning at Policeman’s 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 5.00pm so if flying out after the tour please do not book flights before 6.30pm.

Accommodation

Icena Farm House

For the three nights’ away we stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained farm-house style accommodation. Each of the two houses (Icena and Platypus) are air-conditioned (heat-pump), fully furnished 4 bedroom homes. In Bandicoot House, one room has an ensuite bathroom, the other three rooms have adjoining bathrooms. In Platypus House, there are two bathrooms shared between the four bedrooms. There are blankets and linen on all beds. Towels are supplied. The houses are furnished with TV, DVD, dishwasher and washing machine, fan-forced oven and microwave, as well as outdoors deck and barbeque.