Bay of Fires, Tasmania

 Australia

On this incredible adventure, you will experience the immeasurable beauty of the Tasmanian East Coast.

Trip duration:
5 days

Challenge duration:
5 days

Challenge grade:
2/5

Departure months:
November to May

Accommodation:
Twin-share in shared, lodge-style accommodation

Hiking the Bay of Fires

Explore Tasmania like you’ve never done before, from its pristine coastlines, friendly locals, captivating wildlife and delicious, world-renowned gourmet cheese and wine.

Witness the striking colours of the Bay of Fires and the crystal-clear ocean bordered by sweeping beaches, discover a historic pink granite lighthouse and marvel at rich and varied birdlife along the way.
Best of all, you’ll be joined by a team of like-minded individuals who are bound to become close friends over the course of this life-changing adventure.

Large boulders tinged with bright orange are sitting above water under a blue sky - Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Footsteps in the sand along the beach at Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Discover the spectacular beaches along the east coast of Tasmania
  • Visit the impressive pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point
  • Experience the beautiful Ansons Bay, a haven for water birds and eagle rays
  • Raise vital funds for your chosen cause and make friends with like-minded people when you travel for good

Trip notes

Day 1: Depart Launceston - Bridport Wildflower Walk and Boulder Point

Today we depart from Launceston with pick up from the Grand Chancellor Hotel at 7.45am for an 8am departure. After a morning tea stop in Bridport, we begin the Wildflower walk from Bridport to Granite Point. As we walk through the 50-hectare protected natural reserve of heath, wetland, sedge land and woodland, take in the wildflowers before we arrive at Granite Point. Following lunch, we drive to Mount William National Park, for our first glimpse of the Bay of Fires as we trek from Musselroe Bay towards Boulder Point. The incredibly scenic coastline of deserted white-sand beaches punctuated by windswept headlands, sheltered lagoons and estuaries is a haven for birdwatchers. This evening, we arrive at our accommodation for the next four nights. Here, we enjoy pre-dinner nibbles whilst our guides cook a delicious meal.

Trekking Distance: 11km

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Cobler Rocks Circuit and Mount William

After breakfast, we return to Boulder Point, from where we begin the Cobler Rocks Circuit. The walk is mostly flat, giving us the opportunity to take in some of the most striking coastline of Mount William National Park. The trail heads over banksia-filled heathland before reaching the beach. The return to Boulder Point is along a series of long, sweeping beaches. After lunch at the base of Mount William, we’ll embark on the one-hour return walk to the peak of the mountain (216m). At the peak, enjoy extensive views over the coast and inland. Tonight, we return to our accommodation for another dinner prepared by our guides.

Trekking Distance: 12km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Picnic Rocks via Deep Creek

Today we undertake a more remote and untouched section of the region. Beginning on the inland Cobler Rocks track, the trail then opens up to the coast, providing stunning views of the crystal-clear ocean. Following the coastline, we stop along the way for lunch before continuing onto Deep Creek, where our trek for the day comes to an end. Tonight, we return to our accommodation for another dinner prepared by our guides.

Trekking Distance: 15km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Eddystone Point to Anson’s Bay

We begin today at Eddystone Point with a visit to the impressive pink granite lighthouse, which was built in 1889. Today’s beach walk continues south to beautiful Anson’s Bay, with some rocky headlands along the way. Birdlife is rich and varied here, boasting nearly 100 species included the tawny-crowned honeyeater, blue wren, scarlet robin and sea birds such as gannets and albatrosses. Tonight we enjoy our final dinner together, celebrating a memorable adventure.

Trekking Distance: 10km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Policeman’s Point to The Gardens & Return to Launceston

Today is our final day together, so make the most of it! We head into the Bay of Fires Conservation area. Starting at Policeman’s Point, the traverse these iconic white sand beaches one last time. Most of today’s trek is along the wide sandy beaches, crossing over some pebble beach and garden lagoon beach to our final destination, of The Gardens. We will then return to Launceston, aiming to arrive back in town at 5.30pm. Do not book your flight home prior to 7.00pm.

Trekking Distance: 12km

Transfer Time: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 1: Depart Launceston - Bridport Wildflower Walk and Boulder Point

Today we depart from Launceston with pick up from the Grand Chancellor Hotel at 7.45am for an 8am departure. After a morning tea stop in Bridport, we begin the Wildflower walk from Bridport to Granite Point. As we walk through the 50-hectare protected natural reserve of heath, wetland, sedge land and woodland, take in the wildflowers before we arrive at Granite Point. Following lunch, we drive to Mount William National Park, for our first glimpse of the Bay of Fires as we trek from Musselroe Bay towards Boulder Point. The incredibly scenic coastline of deserted white-sand beaches punctuated by windswept headlands, sheltered lagoons and estuaries is a haven for birdwatchers. This evening, we arrive at our accommodation for the next four nights. Here, we enjoy pre-dinner nibbles whilst our guides cook a delicious meal.

Trekking Distance: 11km

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Cobler Rocks Circuit and Mount William

After breakfast, we return to Boulder Point, from where we begin the Cobler Rocks Circuit. The walk is mostly flat, giving us the opportunity to take in some of the most striking coastline of Mount William National Park. The trail heads over banksia-filled heathland before reaching the beach. The return to Boulder Point is along a series of long, sweeping beaches. After lunch at the base of Mount William, we’ll embark on the one-hour return walk to the peak of the mountain (216m). At the peak, enjoy extensive views over the coast and inland. Tonight, we return to our accommodation for another dinner prepared by our guides.

Trekking Distance: 12km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Picnic Rocks via Deep Creek

Today we undertake a more remote and untouched section of the region. Beginning on the inland Cobler Rocks track, the trail then opens up to the coast, providing stunning views of the crystal-clear ocean. Following the coastline, we stop along the way for lunch before continuing onto Deep Creek, where our trek for the day comes to an end. Tonight, we return to our accommodation for another dinner prepared by our guides.

Trekking Distance: 15km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Eddystone Point to Anson’s Bay

We begin today at Eddystone Point with a visit to the impressive pink granite lighthouse, which was built in 1889. Today’s beach walk continues south to beautiful Anson’s Bay, with some rocky headlands along the way. Birdlife is rich and varied here, boasting nearly 100 species included the tawny-crowned honeyeater, blue wren, scarlet robin and sea birds such as gannets and albatrosses. Tonight we enjoy our final dinner together at Icena, celebrating a memorable adventure.

Trekking Distance: 10km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Policeman’s Point to The Gardens & Return to Launceston

Today is our final day together, so make the most of it! We head into the Bay of Fires Conservation area. Starting at Policeman’s Point, the traverse these iconic white sand beaches one last time. Most of today’s trek is along the wide sandy beaches, crossing over some pebble beach and garden lagoon beach to our final destination, of The Gardens. We will then return to Launceston, aiming to arrive back in town at 5.30pm. Do not book your flight home prior to 7.00pm.

Trekking Distance: 12km

Transfer Time: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (info@inspiredadventure.com.au) or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

Your adventure is ranked a moderate 2/5. While no 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, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge. 

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.

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.

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 16–84 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 4-5 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.

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like?

We stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained farm-house style accommodation. The two houses are air-conditioned, fully furnished 4-bedroom homes with shared bathrooms and some ensuites. The houses are furnished with TV, DVD, washing machine, kitchen as well as outdoors deck and BBQ. All towels, blankets and sheets are provided.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. 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?

If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

What is the food like? 

Breakfast is a continental spread of cereals, stewed fruit, toast, spreads and yoghurt. Lunch can vary from day to day, but includes meat, salad, bread and wraps. There will also be plenty of snacks available during the day. Dinner is a casual two-course meal of main and dessert accompanied by pre-dinner nibbles, all prepared by your guides. The menu is constantly changing but can include a classic steak on the barbecue, chicken korma or salmon fillet. Dessert can include maple baked apples, pears in red wine, fruit salad or pavlova to name just a few.

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for?

We are able to accommodate guests’ specific dietary requirements and can always prepare a meal to meet individual needs.

Will I have mobile phone reception? 

You may not be able to use your phone at all times - but don't worry, it's all part of the experience! It is possible that during our trek you will have limited access and usually Telstra is best. Otherwise, enjoying switching off and getting back to nature.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, you will have access to power points at your accommodation.

What do I need to pack? 

You will be sent a comprehensive packing list after you register for the adventure with everything you need to consider.

What weather can I expect?

Weather in autumn and springtime tends to average around 20-22°C in Launceston. During the night, mornings and evenings, Temperatures can get as low as 1-10°C, so be sure to bring layers. Please check local forecasts in the weeks leading up to your adventure for up-to-date weather information.

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 and Team Leaders are first aid trained. Our guides carry a satellite phone to be used if further assistance is required.

How will you manage the risk of COVID-19?

See the COVID-19 section of our website for full details.

Costs and payments

What’s included in the travel cost?

Package inclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost includes: 

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in shared lodge based on twin share
  • Trekking guides
  • Meals and snacks as per itinerary

What’s not included in the travel cost?

Package exclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost does not include: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Tips and gratuities.

Are the travel costs subject to change?

We will do our best to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, please bear in mind they can change due to group size or factors out of our control. If absolutely necessary, Inspired Travel may have to add on an additional supplement fee should the current social distancing measures continue. This fee would be required if our operator needs to add on additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.

Why do I need to pay a registration fee? 

When you register, you will be required to pay a registration fee to secure your spot on the team. From the minute you register until you return from your adventure, the team at Inspired Adventures will provide you with everything you need - including a tailored fundraising plan, fitness advice and support with your travel preparations. You will receive access to your online adventure portal complete with your own online fundraising page and lots of resources to help you along the way. Your registration fee goes towards our cost of managing the adventure and supporting you on your journey.

How much spending money do I need?

We recommend that you allow $45 per day to cover any meals not included in the trip costs, souvenirs and gifts, drinks, and any additional activities you may wish to participate in. It is possible to travel comfortably on a smaller budget, and you can always withdraw cash, when required, while travelling.

Is it customary to tip? 

Tipping is not compulsory, and you are encouraged to tip only an amount you find appropriate.

Travel insurance and visas

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.

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

Your adventure is ranked a moderate 2/5. While no 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, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge. 

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.

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.

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 16–84 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 4-5 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.

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like?

We stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained farm-house style accommodation. The two houses are air-conditioned, fully furnished 4-bedroom homes with shared bathrooms and some ensuites. The houses are furnished with TV, DVD, washing machine, kitchen as well as outdoors deck and BBQ. All towels, blankets and sheets are provided.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. 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?

If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

What is the food like? 

Breakfast is a continental spread of cereals, stewed fruit, toast, spreads and yoghurt. Lunch can vary from day to day, but includes meat, salad, bread and wraps. There will also be plenty of snacks available during the day. Dinner is a casual two-course meal of main and dessert accompanied by pre-dinner nibbles, all prepared by your guides. The menu is constantly changing but can include a classic steak on the barbecue, chicken korma or salmon fillet. Dessert can include maple baked apples, pears in red wine, fruit salad or pavlova to name just a few.

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for?

We are able to accommodate guests’ specific dietary requirements and can always prepare a meal to meet individual needs.

Will I have mobile phone reception? 

You may not be able to use your phone at all times - but don't worry, it's all part of the experience! It is possible that during our trek you will have limited access and usually Telstra is best. Otherwise, enjoying switching off and getting back to nature.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, you will have access to power points at your accommodation.

What do I need to pack? 

You will be sent a comprehensive packing list after you register for the adventure with everything you need to consider.

What weather can I expect?

Weather in autumn and springtime tends to average around 20-22°C in Launceston. During the night, mornings and evenings, Temperatures can get as low as 1-10°C, so be sure to bring layers. Please check local forecasts in the weeks leading up to your adventure for up-to-date weather information.

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 and Team Leaders are first aid trained. Our guides carry a satellite phone to be used if further assistance is required.

How will you manage the risk of COVID-19?

See the COVID-19 section of our website for full details.

Costs and payments

What’s included in the travel cost?

Package inclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost includes: 

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in shared lodge based on twin share
  • Trekking guides
  • Meals and snacks as per itinerary

What’s not included in the travel cost?

Package exclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost does not include: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Tips and gratuities.

Are the travel costs subject to change?

We will do our best to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, please bear in mind they can change due to group size or factors out of our control. If absolutely necessary, Inspired Travel may have to add on an additional supplement fee should the current social distancing measures continue. This fee would be required if our operator needs to add on additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.

Why do I need to pay a registration fee? 

When you register, you will be required to pay a registration fee to secure your spot on the team. From the minute you register until you return from your adventure, the team at Inspired Adventures will provide you with everything you need - including a tailored fundraising plan, fitness advice and support with your travel preparations. You will receive access to your online adventure portal complete with your own online fundraising page and lots of resources to help you along the way. Your registration fee goes towards our cost of managing the adventure and supporting you on your journey.

How much spending money do I need?

We recommend that you allow $45 per day to cover any meals not included in the trip costs, souvenirs and gifts, drinks, and any additional activities you may wish to participate in. It is possible to travel comfortably on a smaller budget, and you can always withdraw cash, when required, while travelling.

Is it customary to tip? 

Tipping is not compulsory, and you are encouraged to tip only an amount you find appropriate.

Travel insurance and visas

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.

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Responsible travel

Caring for our adventurers, the communities we visit and the wellbeing of the planet is the heart of everything we do. This adventure is no exception.

Meaningful connections: Hear from Aranda Elders who will tell us about the history of the area.

Environment: We offset the emissions from this trip through carbon credit programs in partnership with Carbon Neutral.

Treading lightly: Trekking is a great, low-impact way to explore.

Small group travel: Our teams consist of a maximum of 25 people. Better for you, and better for the planet.

Responsible business: We’re a certified B-Corp, committed to using business as a force for good

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Safe travel and flexible bookings

Keeping you safe: We’ve developed a stringent COVID-10 Pandemic Safety Management Plan in cooperation with government guidelines, tourism boards and the advice of medical experts to minimise the risks associated with travel as best as possible.

Flexible bookings: If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date or you will receive a travel credit.

To learn more about our COVID-19 policy, you can see a full list of FAQs here

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