Why walk the Bay of Fires with us?
We explore one of Australia’s most pristine coastlines (recognised by Lonely Planet in 2009 as the Worlds Hottest Destination) , stay in the award winning Bay of Fires Lodge, provide sumptuous 3 course meals and give people the space to reflect and return rejuvenated.
We’d like to invite you into this extraordinary environment, where through immersion and interpretation you can share our sense of nature.
Our guides are often thought of as our most outstanding asset. They are passionate, educated, great interpreters and cooks all rolled into one. Feedback regarding our guides is invariably positive.
Walking independently can be great fun but you can miss out on so much of the “inside information” along the way. Through the guides interpretation you can learn about the flora, fauna and local history. And rather than carrying and cooking all your food, what is more relaxing than sitting back at the end of the day whilst your guides cook up a 3 course feast using fresh Tasmanian produce.
At our Bay of Fires Lodge we have a Lodge manager. This gives us the flexibility to provide that bit extra in our service levels, whether it be some extra cakes for afternoon tea, ensuring the Lodge is kept in top shape or providing valuable information about the local area and the workings of the building. They will ensure your stay is extra special.
“The scenery, lodge, accommodation and FOOD was just amazing, but we feel the total experience was made all the more memorable by the two wonderful guides, Anna and Peter, who looked after and cared for us so well. You are very lucky to have such wonderful people working for you and it was our luck that they were assigned to our trip. We thank you for such a wonderful time and we shall be telling all our friends go to the Bay of Fires” Gayle & Ross March 2011
“I will start by commending your company for the calibre of staff you employ. We were so lucky to have been assigned Ryan and Ingrid as our guides. They were extremely passionate about their job, very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable about the area. They really are great young kids who work really hard at their jobs & are very good at it. We were amazed at the quality of food they prepared for us at the beach camp. It didn't stop there .... we could of stayed at the lodge for weeks! The food, the atmosphere & service was outstanding. We feel privileged to have met such wonderful people as Ryan & Ingrid as well as the friends we've made from our group. Such a diverse group of people who just 'gelled'. We also thank Bec (lodge manager) who also made our stay very pleasurable (the cakes & tarts etc were to die for)” Lee-Anne & Paul January 2011
We want you to have the best possible walk and this involves having practices in place regarding safety management. In the unlikely event that someone is injured (this can be as simple as a sprained ankle) all of our guides are trained in first aid and have their surf bronze medallion. All groups have appropriate communication equipment to ensure that should it be required help is only a call away.
Our groups have exclusive use of the Forester Beach Camp and the award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. No need to sleep in tents with uncomfortable mattresses and sandy floors, our accommodation is an important aspect of the walk and we believe it should be enjoyed not endured!
Forester Beach Camp
Nestled in a protected dune swale behind a glorious white sand beach, Forester Beach Camp has been designed as a demountable seasonal structure.
Twin-share rooms with timber floors, canvas rooves and full kitchen facilities provide perfect seclusion in a setting of unspoiled beauty. Private wash areas and composting toilets provide comfort without harming the environment. We've obtained special permission to operate this camp within the National Park, so close to the beach and yet so private. Here, you can swim or snorkel in the shelter of a natural, rock-ringed 'harbour', enjoy your meals on the outdoor decks or picnic on the beach under the biggest starry night skies.
The Bay of Fires Lodge
Set on a hilltop, 40 metres above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, the Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20km of outstanding coastal wilderness. Enjoying views up and down the pristine white sandy beaches in an area of great significance to the Aboriginal community, a truly ecologically-aware building has been gently let into the landscape.
Two long timber and glass pavilions allow maximum connection to the landscape with minimum impact on the environment: all building materials - Tasmanian hardwood and plantation pine - were lifted in by helicopter or hand carried to the site. The lodge is autonomous in providing and managing its existence. Here you will experience true communion with nature in accommodation that combines simplicity of design with comfort and warmth. In the magnificent living area with its large timber deck and open fire, you'll enjoy delicious meals prepared with the freshest local produce, accompanied by fine Tasmanian wines. Solar power provides the lighting, while hot showers and comfortable hotel beds add a touch of luxury at the end of each day's activities.
All accommodation at the Lodge is twin or double share, with king size mattresses.
There is a small library which is comfortable and cosy looking out over the ocean. This is a great place to sit back and relax or look through our selection of books and magazines.
We pride ourselves on the food we prepare
Each night your guides/lodge managers will prepare scrumptious three-course dinners using fresh Tasmanian produce to be enjoyed with a selection of Tasmanian wine.
In the mornings wake up to the aroma of hot coffee brewing, pancakes, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit salad, cereals and a cooked breakfast.
A buffet will be set out in the mornings for you to pack your own lunch box. The guides will be carrying some snacks for along the way including trail mix, short breads and chocolate.
We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements, we just need to know in advance.
One of the menus at the Bay of Fires Lodge during your stay:
Roasted beetroot, red onion and baby spinach salad
Tomato, olive and herb braised lamb polpette with a platter of roasted potatoes and salad
Beetroot and parmesan arancini with a platter of roasted potatoes and salad
Freshly baked lemon tart with cream