A guide will accompany you each day as you walk the entire coastline of the world-famous Bay of Fires area. Some of the walks include some long days walking along white beaches and rocky headlands, also a few sections of uneven loose pebble headlands; but, with a moderate level of fitness, each walk is enjoyable. Each night we stay in comfortable accommodation and will enjoy our evening meals together at our lodge.
Please note, the plan may alter depending on weather conditions and local advice.
Day 1: Arrival day with welcome dinner
Arrive at any time during the day and make your way to the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Launceston. We will see you in the lobby of the hotel at 6pm for a tour briefing followed by a 7pm welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 2: The Garden to Policeman’s Point
Your holiday begins! We will depart the Grand Chancellor at 7:30am for a 2-2.5hr drive to The Gardens area at the southern end of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.
After a lovely homemade morning tea and taking in some of those spectacular orange rocks this coastline is so famous for, we will start our walk heading north. The Eddystone point Lighthouse will be our guiding beacon in the distance, as we will be walking towards it the whole day. This section of the walk has a few longer loose pebble sections as well as few headlands with rock boulders to navigate around.
The end point today is at Policeman’s Point from where we will make our way to the accommodation.
Day 3: Musselroe Bay to Boulder Point
Today it’s a decent drive to the other end of the Bay of Fires coastline, where we start heading south from Musselroe Bay, aided by the prevailing winds. We will be heading along those famous and stunningly white and isolated beaches in Mt William National Park. The beautiful blue water might even invite you for a relaxing swim at Boulder Point.
After our beach and sand walking is done for the day we make our way to Mt William (wukalina) for some 360 views from its peak (216m). On a good day you can see as far as the islands of the Furneaux Group in Bass Strait.
Day 4: Boulder Point to Picnic Rock
More isolated and wide white sandy beaches await us today. We head along the coast from Boulder Point past Cobblers Rocks to Deep Creek and finish around Picnic Rock.
Along the way we should encounter some of the many shorebirds that call this area home and will pass Aboriginal sites of significance.
Depending on the tide, we may need to take off shoes to cross Groves Creek close to the end of our walk.
Once we meet up with the bus again, we will do a little detour to Eddystone Lighthouse, to finally see up close what we have been walking towards in the last couple of days.
Day 5: Picnic Rock to Ansons Bay
After 3 wonderful days exploring this amazing place todays walk will summarise everything we have seen in one day.
From Picnic Rock area we will head across Eddystone Point to a white and seemingly endless beach before navigating our way around some headlands with those famous orange boulders.
The last section of our walk today takes us inland through coastal tea tree and heath country.
Our walk ends at Ansons Bay, which completes our end to end along the larapuna coastline. We will have some time to observe swans, cormorants, pelicans and many more birds, who usually frequent the lagoon.
From Ansons Bay it’s a scenic 2.5hr drive back to Launceston, which sees us getting back to Launceston around 5pm.