Introductory to Moderate

Traveller Rating


  • 4 days walking with medium sized back pack
  • 1 night luxury tented camp, 2 nights private lodge
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$2695AUD

Trip Code: BFW

Trip highlights

  • Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is a trip of the Great Walks of Tasmania
  • An active, short break/holiday that includes a fantastic menu with fresh Tasmanian fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, fruits and Tasmanian wine and beer
  • Inspiring twin-share accommodation in the environmentally considerate Forester Beach camp and the architecturally designed and award winning Bay of Fires Lodge
  • Experience the North East coast of Tasmania with knowledgeable, enthusiastic guides and a variety of activities

Discover the Bay of Fires from the comfort of your unique accommodations, including the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge. This unique trip encompasses a superb series of short walks along the edge of Mt. William National Park on Tasmania's pristine East Coast. It's an awe-inspiring Tasmanian escape as you traverse this wonderfully remote and dramatic landscape. Imagine days of exploring the deserted beaches, coves and sand dunes as well as the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands. During the walks you'll be greeted by many of the native birds including the endemic black cockatoo and may even spot whales or dolphins playing in the ocean nearby. The natural highlights experienced each day in this spectacular wilderness are superbly complimented each evening when you enjoy the solitude and comfort of your exclusive accommodation in the Forester Beach permanent camp and the luxurious Bay of Fires Lodge. A further highlight is dining on scrumptious meals created from fresh Tasmanian produce.



After breakfast you will be picked up from Chalmers Church (5a Frederick Street) in Launceston at 6:30am, or from the Quamby Homestead at 6:30am where you will then be transferred to Tasmanian Walking Company’s walkers base at The Red Feather Inn for your gear check and introductions. We then journey to Mt. William via a scenic route that includes the rich pastoral landscapes of north-eastern Tasmania. t’s time to get your walking boots sandy. Our beach stroll this morning begins at Boulder Point in Mt William National Park. In clear conditions, the Bass Strait islands of Flinders and Cape Barren are visible to the north. We’ll nestle into a protected beach along the coastline for lunch, enjoying the company of native birds, rare shells and marine artefacts. From day one your guides will begin unravelling the Bay of Fires tales; its early inhabitants, visiting explorers and how it came to bear its fiery name. After about four hours walking, we’ll arrive at the Forester Beach Camp, tucked away in secluded dunes. These semi-permanent tents are our home for the night. Relax on the deck with a local wine, take a dip or explore the dune swale location while your guides prepare delicious Tasmanian fare. (walk approx 4hrs)

Meals:  L,D

Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp we walk south, absorbing the coastline’s bold colours and solitude. Along the ridgelines of sand dunes, views extend across heathlands and out to the ocean. We’ll visit marsupial lawns, often encountering quiet native animals and the tracks they leave at nightfall. We will be crossing a tidal creek this morning so be prepared! The creek can vary from very shallow to waist deep. Our guides will find the best route across and assist with carrying backpacks. Our lunch spot today is a beach sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. We’ll have time to explore the lighthouse and its long-standing story before we trek far-stretching beaches that lead to the celebrated Bay of Fires Lodge. Afternoon tea will be waiting, along with spa treatments for those who want to indulge. Pre-bookings are best if you’re keen to sink into the outdoor tub or settle in for a luxurious few hours at the spa. Come evening, venture into the library, cast a line off the beach or have your hosts deliver a cold drop while you dip toes into a foot spa on the back deck. Dinner is a Tasmanian long-table affair, featuring produce from the island matched with fine local beer and wine. (approx 7hrs)

Meals:  B,L,D

Rise early and experience the many native birds accompanying the dawn, or, if you’re lucky, watch whales glide down the coast or dolphins surfing waves. You can sleep late and be woken by the aromas of a hot-cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. Later in the morning, the group will kayak down the Anson’s River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding river. Cross the bird rich waters of Anson’s Bay and conclude with a stroll over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula back to the lodge. This is a group activity that you will all undertake together. In the evening you can go for a walk, and depending on the weather, you may encounter wombats, wallabies, forester kangaroos, possums or even a Tasmanian devil. The night sky is an awesome spectacle from the pristine vantage point of the lodge and its surrounds. Your accommodation is again at the lodge. (approx 6 hours of kayaking)

Meals:  B,L,D

Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, there’s plenty of time for a morning swim or final spa treatment before we depart the lodge. Unlike our other walking, today we venture through eucalypt forests and coastal heathland. We’ll enjoy a forest lunch to the sound of native birds, including the endemic green rosella. At the conclusion of your walk at Red Feather Inn, we will run a shuttle service into Launceston CBD via the airport. We will drop off at the Launceston Airport at 6:15pm followed by Launceston CBD (Chalmers Church) at 6:30pm. If you are staying at the Quamby Homestead a return shuttle will be arranged. (walking approx 1hr)

Meals:  B,L



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Professional guides
  • 3 nights accommodation in Bay of Fires - twin share
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Limited selection of Tasmanian wine
  • National Park passes
  • Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk

  • Travel to and from Launceston
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Massage and wellness treatments during trip - available for advance booking



Introductory to Moderate


As long as you regularly exercise, or are capable of walking between 9-14kms for the first two days along beaches and rocky headlands, you will enjoy your walking holiday. There is plenty of time each day to sit and rest as well as explore. If you have any concerns about fitness, you are welcome to speak with our reservations staff. Multi-day walking is a unique physical activity as it involves endurance, joint stabilisation and strength. Being physically prepared ensures that your experience will be enjoyable. We recommend that you undertake some hiking specific training in the lead-up, ideally starting 6 months in advance to allow your body time to become conditioned. There is also plenty of sand walking on this trip so be sure to include beach walking in your training.

Departure dates

Departs daily from 1 September to 31 May


Holiday Season
Public Holiday Supplement
High Season
In addition to the World Expeditions deposit, you will also be required to pay an additional deposit of AUD$500 (paid in your local currency at the current rate of exchange). The balance of the tour price is payable 90 days prior to departure.
*From July 2024 the price includes one nigh's accommodation at Red Feather Inn the night before commencing the walk. The itinerary will be a 5 day trip. See trip notes for details.

Priceper person from


Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement 23/24 season (on request - limited)AUD$1950
  • Single Supplement 24/25 season (on request - limited)AUD$2250
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Bay of Fires Lodge Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide One Planet 50L canvas packs. They contain good frames and multiple adjustable straps to ensure that the weight will be on the hips with only minimal weight on the shoulders and back.

You can either choose to leave your luggage at your Launceston accommodation if they have a secure facility that you can utilise or you can leave it at the Red Feather Inn where you will be transferred to and from Launceston for a trip briefing before heading off to start the trek. Your excess luggage will then be returned to you on the last day.

It is a condition of booking a tour with us, and your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured for the full duration of the tour in respect of illness, injury, pre-existing medical conditions, death, loss of baggage and personal items and cancellation and curtailment. You must provide evidence to TEX that you have obtained personal travel insurance. You must ensure that your personal travel insurance covers all of the activities you expect to participate in.

Looking for a night of luxury either before or after your walk? Why not stay at Red Feather Inn in Hadspen which is located on the same property as our walking base. If Launceston is your preference we recommend The Sebel Launceston or contact your consultant for other recommendations. Bookings can be made directly with The Sebel Launceston by emailing [email protected] or phoning 1800 990 9705. If you wish to make use of the courtesy shuttle you will need to make your way to one of the designated meeting points mentioned above and in your final documents.

Each trip requires a minimum of five and a maximum of ten guests on each departure. All accommodation is twin sharing and if the group is full, sharing is with another guest.

Before the trip the guides will carry out a gear check to make sure you don’t carry any more than you need to, also to ensure you have suitable gear. Pack weight is generally between 8.5 – 9.5kgs but ultimately can weigh as little as 7.5kgs. If you have any concerns about carrying a backpack please call us as a portered option may be available at extra cost (on a request basis).

Each person carries their lunch, personal clothing, wet weather gear, plus any extras such as a camera. Sleeping gear is provided at your accommodation. We provide a gear list at time of booking.

As long as you regularly exercise, or are moderately fit and feel capable of walking between 9 - 14 km's for the first two days along beaches and rocky headlands, you will enjoy your walking holiday. There is plenty of time to sit and rest as well as exploring each day.

Every trip has two experienced guides. This allows plenty of opportunities for photos, rests and walking at your own pace

All meals are provided, including scrumptious three course dinners with fresh produce prepared by our gourmet cooks/guides. We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements. We just need to know in advance.

We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

You will need lightweight lace up boots or walking shoes. Boots/shoes must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. Sandshoes, elastic sided boots and similar are not acceptable.

After breakfasting at your accommodation we ask you to be at our walker’s base at The Red Feather Inn by 6:45am to meet your guides and group at 7:00am. If you are staying in Launceston there will be a shuttle bus departing from Chalmers Church at 6:30am sharp or from the Quamby Estate at 6:30am. On the return journey there will be a drop off at Launceston airport by 6:15pm, followed by Chalmers Church at 6:30apm or Quamby Estate by 6:45pm.

The weather is one of the attractions of the north east coast and the area has the mildest climate in Tasmania. However, weather conditions are changeable and cold conditions are often experienced. If you follow our gear list you will be comfortable, and prepared for any variations in the weather.

Trip reviews


Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk With Matthew Evans, The Gourmet Farmer on SBS / Live From Aus

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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