The list of spectacular sights in Tasmania is never-ending, and the Bay of Fires is one breathtaking area you should consider adding to your list of places to see and explore.
The reason the area is named the Bay of Fires is when Captain Tobias Furneaux discovered the bay in 1773, he noticed many fires burning along the shores lit by the local Aboriginal people.
It is a beautiful area, with its pristine white beaches, clear water and its granite infused with orange lichen.
The kind of things you can do at the Bay of Fires include boating, fishing, swimming, surfing, hiking, camping and general beach activities such as picnicking and playing with the kids. It’s agreat family destination.
It's important to note you shouldn't get too close to some of the area's sand dunes as they are protected due to the Aboriginal shell and bone deposits (middens) that can be found there.
If you want to see the best of the Bay of Fires, you can head out on a fully guided walk, one of Australia's finest trails. This four-day walk includes one night at Forester Beach Camp, with two nights at a beautiful and award-winning lodge to rest your legs. On this walk you get the best of both worlds, with the chance to spend a night amongst nature, as well as the opportunity to relax at the beautiful lodge with its sea views.
The guides who will lead you on this walk are knowledgeable and friendly and are all trained in geology, botany or environmental science so can enlighten you on the details of this rich environment.
While stunning and comfortable, the lodge also operates by ecologically sustainable principles so you don't need to worry about having a negative impact on this pristine area. It is one of the world’s finest walks.