Explore nature’s beauty and bounty on this glamping getaway

If you’re looking to get away from it all, there are few better places than this remote, wind-swept corner of Tasmania. Join this four-day Intrepid Retreats: Urban List Editor’s Pick experience from Launceston and head east past sleepy towns and rolling, sheep-filled fields to seclusion and solitude, hidden among the beauty of the Bay of Fires. Start each day with a revitalising yoga session and end it swapping stories over the campfire after dinners of expertly crafted local produce. Hike to bright beaches rimmed with red-ringed rocks that contrast with the blue waters of the bay, and visit local producers to sample Tasmania’s famous harvest.


Start
Launceston, Australia
Finish
Launceston, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Intrepid Retreats
Code
PALB
Physical rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Urban List editors say: "This trip is packed with so many Insta-worthy photo ops you’ll have no trouble filling your camera. Our fave spot? Hiking to the red rocks and crystal-clear waters of The Garden where you’ll find a slice of paradise in your own backyard."

  • Immerse yourself in nature and reconnect with your body with morning walks and beach yoga, surrounded by the beauty of the Bay of Fires.

  • Connect with your companions over the campfire as you dine on dinners of local produce made by an award-winning local chef.

  • Sip the award-winning wines of a local boutique vineyard as you nibble on a picnic of locally sourced ingredients.

  • Unpack once and make yourself at home in memorable accommodation in the heart of the Bay of Fires.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Itinerary

Welcome to your Intrepid Retreat in the beautiful surrounds of Tasmania. Your adventure starts today with a departure from Launceston. Make your way east past Mt Maurice and Mt Victoria as you head towards the coast. Stop off to get yourself some lunch in the charming little town of Derby, which was once home to the richest tin mine in the world. Continue to the Bay of Fires and your glamping accommodation, perfectly placed to explore this area of stunning natural beauty. Check in at approximately 4 pm, when there’ll be a welcome meeting and you can nibble on some locally sourced cheese and drinks as you get to know your host and the upcoming itinerary. You’ll be right in the thick of it in your luxurious bell tents, which have all the amenities and appliances you’ll need – even in-tent heating should you get that Tassie temperature drop. Spend this evening around the campfire, toasting drinks and marshmallows as you get to know your travel mates after dinner. All your meals here at the retreat use locally sourced produce, prepared by a former head chef of renowned local restaurants.
Included Activities
  • Bay of Fires - Locally-sourced welcome dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Your accommodation features a high quality amenities block only a short walk from the tent area. Bathrooms are male and female.
Welcome the day with a morning walk and yoga flow by the beach, followed by breakfast at the retreat. Afterwards, take the opportunity to hike to The Gardens in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. The Gardens lie about halfway between Ansons and Binalong bays and there are boardwalks and lookout platforms across bright white sands, fiery lichen boulders and water clear right to the seabed. Linger over a picnic lunch as you soak up the peace of the place. Learn the history behind the colonial name (Indigenous name larapuna), and see for yourself how the Bay of Fires is one of the few places that actually lives up to itineraries that call it one of Australia’s greatest natural beauties. Return to the retreat and stretch out with a relaxing afternoon yoga session, or simply stretch out in the tent for your own free time. Make the most of the campfire setting as you enjoy another delicious dinner, and take the time to reconnect with your surroundings in this idyllic area.
Included Activities
  • Bay of Fires - Morning beach walk & yoga class
  • Bay of Fires - The Gardens hike
  • Bay of Fires - Afternoon yoga class
  • Bay of Fires - Picnic lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Start the day with a sun salutation and a walk as part of your pre-breakfast routine. Yesterday was a taste of the natural beauty of the Bay of Fires, and today is a taste of the natural bounty on offer. The mild coastal climate, clear ocean and fertile soils have created an environment for world-famous produce, and you’ll be sampling some today. Make your way to a nearby winery for a tasting of their vintages, looking over the vines that cover land that the owner’s family have lived on since the late 1800s. Taste the award-winning Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs, made with handpicked grapes and fermented in French tradition. Couple it with a picnic lunch of produce sourced directly from the local region. In the afternoon return to the retreat to relax. Then, is there any better way to finish a day – and this Intrepid Retreat – that with a satisfied stomach and a yarn shared over a brew around the fire.
Included Activities
  • Bay of Fires - Morning beach walk & yoga class
  • Bay of Fires - Boutique vineyard visit & tasting
  • Bay of Fires - Picnic lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Finish your trip by starting the day with your now traditional morning walk and yoga. Enjoy a final breakfast together at the retreat, then say farewell as you depart back to Launceston.
Included Activities
  • Bay of Fires - Morning beach walk & yoga class
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Minivan

Accommodation

Glamping

Included activities

  • Bay of Fires - Locally-sourced welcome dinner
  • Bay of Fires - Morning beach walk & yoga class
  • Bay of Fires - The Gardens hike
  • Bay of Fires - Afternoon yoga class
  • Bay of Fires - Picnic lunch
  • Bay of Fires - Boutique vineyard visit & tasting

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Important notes

1. Minimum numbers: this trip requires a minimum of 4 travellers booked and confirmed in order to depart
2. There are shared bathroom facilities on this trip
3. Joining Points in Launceston:
12:30pm - Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston ​29 Cameron St, Launceston. Please wait in the lobby of the hotel for an Intrepid Representative to meet you
1pm - Launceston Airport. Please wait in the arrivals hall for an Intrepid Representative to meet you
4.Location drop off:
10:30am: Launceston Airport. Please don't book a flight until after midday
11am: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston ​29 Cameron St, Launceston

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