Picture a beautiful landscape dominated with dappled turquoise waters, orange-tinged rock pools and soft white sandy beaches. Does Tasmania come to mind?
The East Coast of Australia’s southernmost state is an escape to coastal bliss, and home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world. One of the most striking and infamous destinations is the Bay of Fires. This remote and astonishing landscape is bursting with colour and life. Take the time to explore the area down one of the many bushwalking tracks, kayak down Ansons River or simply sit back with a picnic and listen to the sounds of the bush. Keep an eye out for the endangered Forester Kangaroo, wombats, wallabies, dolphins, sea eagles and the occasional whale.
The Bay of Fires Conservation Area is a two and a half hour drive from Launceston and open to the public. For a four-day escape, the Tasmanian Walking Co. has been hosting walking tours in the area for over ten years and treat their guests to experienced guides, luxurious accommodation and a sampling of Tasmania’s best gourmet produce. For more information about the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk visit their website.