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Larapuna / Bay of Fires Walk - 4 Days

Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s iconic Larapuna / Bay of Fires – 4-days, guided walk

Past customers & private groups can save up to 10% – details here!

1 male twin share available 4 October.

“A fantastic 4-day trip. What a great company, providing excellent advice and service ahead of our walk, two great guides during the tour who also did all the driving, cooking and organising – what a treat! We had a fabulous time and will book our next one soon!” – Clover, March 2024

Embark on a transformative 4-day journey through the pristine beauty of Tasmania’s East Coast with Park Trek’s Bay of Fires Guided Walk. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of beach, coastal headlands, and Mt William National Park. Witness the iconic orange lichen-covered boulders, swim in crystal-clear waters, and explore historic sites like Eddystone Point and Anson’s Bay.

Our expert guides ensure a seamless experience, providing historical insights and keeping you safe throughout. Designed to adapt to weather changes and varying fitness levels, our itineraries offer flexibility. Enjoy nutritious communal meals prepared with fresh local ingredients and stay in comfortable accommodations provided by local partners.

Fuel your well-being with daily communal breakfasts, lunches, and trail snacks. As you reconnect with nature, relish the physical and mental benefits of this immersive experience. Join us on a journey that leaves you enriched, rejuvenated, and connected with like-minded souls. Walk with us for a transformative and health-enhancing adventure.

2495
4 Days
55km
10
Launceston
Launceston
Grade 2 – 3
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**Confirmed departure dates allow you to book worry free. If you have any issues booking any departure date, please email us at info@parktrek.com.au  or call us on 03 9997 0500.

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Our Tours Are All Inclusive!

  • Small group (10 or less), day-pack only walking tour with magnificent walks and sightseeing.
  • Daily guided walks curated to immerse you in the region’s unique landscape, history, flora and fauna. Highlights include shelly coves, the most far eastern lighthouse in Tasmania, wildlife, Mt William and of course the crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen covered rocks of the stunning Bay of Fires.
  • Two Park Trek guides who are experienced, accredited and safety gear equipped. Our guides play a versatile role ensuring a seamless and enriching tour experience, they are our story tellers, our chefs, and our legends in the field!
  • Return transport ex-Launceston, and all tour transfers in our comfortable 12-seater mini-coach with luggage trailer.
  • 3 nights comfortable twin-share accommodation (limited single supplements at additional cost), with ensuites if available and sustainably provided.
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 two-course dinners, plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee, biscuits / cake and non-alcoholic drinks throughout.
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • Carbon offset program per our sustainability principles.

DAY 1 – Cape Naturaliste to Boulder Point and Mt William

Distance: 12km, 4.5 hours walking
Grade: 2 – 3, easy to moderate

Our journey begins from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston at 7.30am for a 7:45am departure. On the way to the north-east coast we pass through Lilydale and the Pipers River wine region, before stopping by at the beach side village of Bridport for a short break.

It’s then on to Mt William National Park, and the white sands of Cape Naturaliste – the most northern point of our four-day wander. These first few hours are spent entirely on the beach, pleasantly easing one into their own natural walking pace and rhythm. Along the way, there are often resident sea birds to observe – including Oystercatchers and Hooded Plovers. Your guides will also be able to decipher any bizarre looking ocean life that has been washed ashore with the changing tides. We may discover cuttlebones, urchins, and even shark eggs.

Pausing for an afternoon tea break, we head inland to tackle a one-hour return walk to the summit of wukalina/Mt William. At an elevation of 216 meters, this is the highest point in the surrounding area – providing walkers with a far-reaching panoramic view of the area encompassed on our first two days of walking and beyond. In clear weather, the Furneaux group of islands stand proud as lofty remnants of what remains of an ancient land bridge which once connected Tasmania with mainland Australia. We then return to the bus, before heading back to our accommodation to unpack and settle in.

DAY 2 – Boulder Point to Deep Creek and Picnic Rocks

Distance: 14km, 5 – 6 hours walking
Grade: 3, moderate

After breakfast and lunch making, we head out for our longest day of walking. We return to Boulder Point at the far end of Stumpy’s Bay, and continue south along a lovely stretch of coastline featuring successive small coves protected by rocky headlands. This section is particularly notable for its abundance of large granite boulders covered in bright orange lichen. This famously contrasting palette is a photographer’s paradise, and it’s easy to lose track of time exploring the rock pools and intricacies of such a spectacular landscape.

We soon reach the long sandy stretch of Cod Bay, one of the more remote sections of our walk, before picking up a series of inland tracks which cut across coastal heathland vegetation. These tracks are often ablaze with wildflowers and orchids in early spring. For lunch, we find ourselves a lovely secluded nook – where there may be an opportunity for a swim – before continuing around a hidden lagoon encircled by open marsupial lawns. Here we keep a sharp eye out for Wombats, Black Swans, and Tasmanian Native Hens – an endemic ground dwelling bird species.

On arriving at Deep Creek, depending on water levels, it may be necessary to make a shallow wade across a small outlet to reach our designated afternoon tea stop and the completion of our day’s walking. Again, in good weather – this is a lovely spot for a quick refreshing dip. If energy and time permit, some may choose to continue on along the next stretch of beach for an additional 20 minutes of idyllic beach walking, to the prominent rock formation of Picnic Rocks. Here the bus will meet the group, before returning to our accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3 – Eddystone Point to Ansons Bay

Distance: 14km, 5 – 6 hours walking
Grade: 2 – 3, easy to moderate

Today’s walk is packed full of highlights. We start our day at larapuna/Eddystone Point – adorned with its beautifully grand lighthouse, built in 1889 from locally quarried granite. This natural promontory is a fascinating site of historic importance to both European and Aboriginal Tasmanians, and we will spend plenty of time exploring some of the wonderful natural and man-made attractions in the area.

Leaving the lighthouse, we break out onto an expansive dune swept beach, often teeming with birdlife. Here we may observe gulls, terns, albatross and gannets – or occasionally migratory species such as short-tailed shearwaters and ruddy turnstones.

The remainder of the day is spent enjoying seemingly endless coves – each being worthy of their own picture-perfect postcard. There are numerous shelly beaches to inspect, and lovely small bays for swimming. This area also boasts some of the more interesting rock formations of the trip, awaiting decipherment from a creative types’ imagination.

After passing across another dune swept beach, we finish our day at Ansons Bay – wading a narrowing in the lagoon to reach our designated afternoon tea spot, and meet back up with the bus.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4 – Humbug Point Loop

Distance: 10kms, 4 hours
Grade: 2 – 3, easy to  moderate

This morning we get a slightly earlier start before heading out for our final walk. Today’s hike is an interesting mix of changing landscapes within the Bay of Fires Conservation & Recreation Area – this walk is a hidden gem, a local’s secret. Consisting of historic Xanthorrhoea grass trees, sclerophyll forest and an array of wildlife, you will encounter ocean views from a higher vantage point and walk through a dynamic coastal environment set on higher ground above the beach.

Beginning at Moulting Bay, we walk a small stretch of beach around the point towards the Georges Bay inlet, here you will have views of St Helens Oyster farm, Lease 65 and across the bay towards the township of St Helens and St Helens Point Conservation Area.

As we traverse a little higher, we encounter a woodland environment, home to many bird species and providing glimpses of the ocean and coastline through the tall trees. Somewhere along here we will select a suitable shady lunch spot, and maybe take the opportunity for one last refreshing swim.

Passing over a forested hill, it’s not much farther until we reach the end of our loop– This is a beautiful place to finish, before slipping back into the “real-world.” We wave goodbye to the white sand and orange rocks of the Bay of Fires, before returning to Launceston via the lovely sea-side town of St Helens.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

*Walking times and distances may be adapted to the weather and groups needs based on guides discretion.

Each day we also provide fruit, snacks, tea and coffee and a nibbles platter.

Each evening after our days walking, we return back to our accommodation for some time to refresh and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Icena Farm. Your guides will curate a beautiful nibbles platter for you, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing evening. During this time, they will also conduct a briefing, offering insights into the days experiences and outlining your upcoming adventures. Using a map of the area, your guides will illustrate the various regions and walks we are set to explore in the days ahead.

Icena Farm

For your three nights’ away we stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained, newly renovated shearers quarters at Icena Farm. Situated in the wildlife heartland of Tasmania’s northeast tip, each room has its own ensuite, outside access to a lovely deck and views across lush green pastures.

Each room comes with towels, blankets, sheets and other basic essentials.

We dine together in a comfortable communal dining room where your guides provide your meals.

For guests flying out of Launceston on the last night of tour, please don’t book flights before 7pm.

Single Supplement: We have limited availability for Single Supplement on this tour. Please enquire about availability and additional cost for SS with our reservations team at time of booking. Please note; by booking a SS on the Bay of Fires you will have your own room with an ensuite.

When making your accommodation arrangements, please note Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offer Park Trek guests a discounted rate.  Simply quote ‘Park Trek’ upon booking to receive this offer. 

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