Ignite your spirited side and marvel at some of Mother Nature’s best work on a Tassie adventure you’ll never forget.
Boasting the title of one of Australia’s most untouched locations, Tasmania’s Bay of Fires region is as captivating as it is colourful. Just one glimpse of its orange lichen-covered boulders is enough to mystify you – and that’s before you’ve even set your sights on its crystal-clear waters and picture-perfect, white sandy beaches. Whether you want to wander the coastline on an epic walk, explore the charming town of St Helens, delight your tastebuds with local wine, or take in the serenity of Binalong Bay, you’ll never get bored of discovering this underrated area’s natural beauty.
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
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Getting to the Bay of Fires region is extremely easy thanks to numerous access points along the northeastern coast of Tasmania. If you're coming from mainland Australia, you can fly into Launceston Airport and drive the 2 and a half hours to get to the Bay of Fires, or, you can catch the ferry across the bass strait and drive to the Bay of Fires from the port town of Devonport. If you're coming from a location within Tasmania, driving to the Bay of Fires is the easiest option with no public transportation available.
The weather patterns experienced by the Bay of Fires region are similar to that of the rest of Tasmania, enjoying mild to warm summers and cold winters. The hottest months are January, February, and December with an average temperature of 21°C and the coldest months are June, July, and August where temperatures drop down to a low 13°C. However, the weather is pretty agreeable all year round.
The Bay of Fires region can be enjoyed year-round so there's no particular 'best time' to visit, however, if you're after warmer weather then travelling in summer is the way to go. While Tasmania's temperatures never reach incredibly high levels, summer is still lovely and sunny and offers little to no rainfall, allowing you to explore everything the region offers. Having said that, winter and the shoulder season of autumn are still fantastic times to visit the Bay of Fires with plenty of activities to enjoy like hiking and lichen-covered rock exploring.
There's plenty of natural beauty to go 'round in the Bay of Fires and one of the best ways to soak it all up is to explore it on two feet. Boasting several epic walking tracks ranging from 'this is so easy' to 'I'll never catch my breath', there's one to suit every age and fitness level.
The Bay of Fires region is a wondrous landscape full of beautiful things to see so it only makes sense it would be home to several coastal and bush walks. Here are a few of our favourites:
- Bay of Fires Lodge Walk (4-day walk)
- Musselroe Bay to Policemans Point, Mount William National Park
- Halls Falls Track, Blue Tier National Reserve
- Australia Hill, Blue Tier National Reserve
- Wukalina Summit Track, Mount William National Park
What to pack for the Bay of Fires largely depends on what time of the year you're travelling in. Winter can be quite cold so packing lots of layers and waterproof clothing will help you explore the region warmly and comfortably. Alternatively, if you're travelling in summer, you should pack t-shirts, shorts, dresses, and sandals so you don't get too hot. Remember to pack your camera, a reusable drink bottle, a backpack, and sunscreen regardless of what season you're travelling in.
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