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The Difference You'll Make
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of purpose and perseverance with the Sisters of Charity Foundation's Bay of Fires trek in Tasmania? We're looking for a special group of people to take on this remarkable adventure which promises more than just breathtaking landscapes and invigorating trails – it will offer an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.
As you traverse the stunning Bay of Fires coastline, each step taken will reverberate far beyond the picturesque vistas. Every stride you take and every dollar you raise will directly support the Sisters of Charity Foundation's mission to uplift and empower disadvantaged communities.
Ready to lace up your boots and feel and experience the joy of knowing that every dollar raised brings positive change to individuals and families in need? Then register your interest at the bottom of the page – it's sure to be a transformative adventure that will leave a lasting impact.
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How it works
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Make a difference
Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.
You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.
Be part of a team
Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.
Day 1: Cape Naturaliste and Mt William
This morning, meeting your fellow team members and guides at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston at 7:45am. After passing through Lilydale and the Pipers River wine region, it’s on to Mt William National Park, and the white sands of Cape Naturaliste – the most northern point of our four day wander. 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.
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.
Trekking distance: 12 km
Meals: L D
Day 2: Boulder Point to Deep Creek and Picnic Rocks
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.
For lunch, we find ourselves a lovely secluded nook 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.
Trekking distance: 14km
Meals: B L D
Day 3: Eddystone Point to Ansons Bay
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.
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.
Trekking distance: 10km
Meals: B L D
Day 4: Humbug Point Loop
This morning we have 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. 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. As we traverse higher we encounter a woodland environment, home to many bird species and providing glimpses of the ocean and coastline through the tall trees. Passing over a forested hill, it’s not much farther until we reach the end of our loop. We wave goodbye to the white sand and orange rocks of the Bay of Fires, before returning to Launceston at approximately 5pm via the lovely sea-side town of St Helens. Please book return flights home after 6:30pm.
Trekking distance: 14km
Meals: B L
Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in farmstays based on twin share • Meals as per itinerary • Water on trekking days • Local guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary
Doesn’t Include: Flights • Airport transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommend) • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities (optional)
Why you'll love this adventure
- Marvel in the famous orange-hued granite of the Bay of Fires
- Share walking tracks with wallabies, echidnas, and over 100 different bird species
- Raise vital funds for the Sisters of Charity Foundation and make friends with like-minded people when you travel for good
Frequently asked questions
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About the adventure
How challenging is this adventure?
This adventure is ranked 3/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Bay of Fires Trek is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 50 kilometres over 4 days, much of it involving walking on sand. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience.
You will be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You are free to move at your own pace and we will take frequent breaks.
Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?
Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.
Who will I be travelling with?
Our average group size at Inspired Adventures ranges from 10 to 20 people. You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.
The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team.
Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work.
What is the general age range of participants?
The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–80+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.
Fitness and training
How do I train for this adventure?
We will provide you with basic information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. We recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.
It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. As part of your training, we recommend making use of your weekends to complete a full day hike and if possible, an overnight hike. You should aim to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours and get up to do it again the following day comfortably. Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than ideal.
In addition to your physical training, it’s important to be mentally prepared for the challenge. You might encounter setbacks and difficult periods during the trek, but remind yourself that many people have achieved this feat before you, and you can do it too. Maintain a positive attitude, and remember your guide will be there to encourage and inspire you all the way!
What is the accommodation like?
Accommodation on this adventure is comfortable farmstyle lodging, based on twin-share. Every cabin comes equipped with an ensuite bathroom and WiFi. Linen and towels are also provided.
Will I be sharing accommodation?
Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be staying in self-contained farm-house style accommodation. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.
I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?
Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.
What to expect
I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for?
Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide on Day 1 as well. You will be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.
What happens if there is a medical emergency?
Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides are first aid trained and well-equipped to handle any medical emergencies.
How do I fundraise?
Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.
What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target?
It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined.
By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we are looking to make a significant impact for our charity partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we will review the situation on a case-by-case basis.
I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together?
Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you will each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.
Will the funds raised go directly to Sisters of Charity Foundation?
Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to the Sisters of Charity Foundation. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The funds raised for Sisters of Charity Foundation are tax-deductible (conditions apply).
Payments, cancellations and refunds
How much does it cost to participate in this adventure?
The total cost to participate in this adventure is $2,978.
In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,000 (per person) for the Sisters of Charity Foundation.
What happens if I need to cancel?
If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.
Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.
Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit.
Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Please contact us and we can assist with writing you an insurance letter to claim your refund.
Do I need to have insurance?
Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.
All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.