About us

By providing comfortable accommodation, a supportive team and some creature comforts, our guests will be able to enjoy and share in some of Tasmania’s most spectacular wild places.

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

Beach Walkers on the Bay of Fires Lodge WalkOwning and operating the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge and the Forester Beach camp has allowed us to offer an amazing 4-day coastal experience.  We provide added comfort with an emphasis on hospitality.

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Our History

Completed in 1999, the Bay of Fires Lodge is located on 35 hectares of private land that is surrounded by the Mount William National Park and the adjoining coastline.  Consequently, the building is small-scale, sustainable and autonomous in its construction and management.  Comprised of a long 'shed', the Lodge has been gently 'let into a restricted footprint' among the native casuarinas.  The Lodge was sited to ensure both minimal disturbance to natural features and maximum connection with the surroundings.  It is shielded from view from all angles, with the exception of large windows facing the Tasman Sea. 

The Bay of Fires LodgeBay of Fires Lodge Deck

Mount William National Park was established in 1973, occupying 14,000 hectares of what had been pastoral property.  The National Park was created as a means to preserve the last remaining Tasmanian habitat of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, the only large kangaroo in Tasmania and the second-largest kangaroo species in Australia. Such an environment has encouraged the proliferation of many other native animals, such as pademelons, echidnas, possums, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian devils.  The bird life is similarly rich and varied, with over 100 species of birds frequenting the area.  Predominantly coastal heath and woodland, the northeast coast of Tasmania has a rich diversity of vegetation, which therefore supports a large and diverse population of fauna.

Mount William National Park has a rich Aboriginal history, with numerous sites providing a window into the times when Aboriginal tribes migrated to this coast during the winters.  Huge middens of discarded shells are scattered along the coast - a precious reminder of the rich history belonging to this area. 

The Eddystone Point houses and surrounds, otherwise known as Larapunya, are currently leased by the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania as part of an arrangement with the Tasmanian Government. Eddystone Point Light Station remains open to visitors.  This is one of the many ways in which the Aboriginal community of Tasmania continues its close connection with this culturally rich area.  They also work closely with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service in maintaining this historic site.

The four-day Bay of Fires Lodge Walk has been designed to integrate the spectacular attributes of this little-known National Park.  It is a physically active, fully-accommodated guided walking experience, and it was set up with the intention of providing a short holiday break. With the assistance of a specialist from the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, we have designed an informative interpretation program that incorporates the varied natural and cultural resources of this area.  The activities of walking and exploring, combined with the interpretation program, have created a fantastic four-day getaway in a little-known pristine coastal environment.

Lighthouse at Eddystone PointKayaking down the Ansons River on day 3

 

Sustainable Travel

We take sustainable travel seriously and strive to incorporate sustainable travel practices into all aspects of our business.

We follow best practice track guidelines on our walks.  We follow designated trails and remove all waste from our beach camp and the Lodge. We recycle wherever possible. We ensure our environmental and sustainability guidelines are up-to-date by working closely with the Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service.

We are seen as leaders in our industry in terms of environmental best practice. We continually monitor the current best practices to ensure we are keeping up-to-date. 

We encourage our guests to become engaged with the natural surroundings. This leads to a strong sense of ownership and custodianship of our wild places. 

For more details on sustainable bush walking please visit:
http://www.lnt.org.au/documents/private/green-guide-to-bushwalking.pdf

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