Bay of Fires – Tasmania’s Seaside Beauty

The very hush hush coastal region on Tasmania’s north east, Bay of Fires, is a natural splendour that often bypasses attention – so be sure not to tell anyone of this awe-inspiring destination. This area is so unimaginably pristine and remarkable that it earned itself the title of “hottest travel destination for 2009″ by Lonely Planet, across the entire world. So out of every corner and crevice of of every country on the planet, this little Tasmanian beach was (and still is by many) seen as the most amazing place you could visit.

The sparkling water, immaculate white sand and fiery red rocks (which give the area its name) of the Bay of Fires contrast so starkly with one another to create an area of almost unparalleled beauty. The Bay of  Fires runs from Binalong Bay Eddystone Point, and can be split up into three different sections.

bay of firesThe ideal way to cover the incredible sights of the Bay of Fires is to take part in a four day walk, which traverses the hills of the Mt William National Park, crosses the rugged coastlines and allows you to witness a suite of rare, priceless native wildlife. There is a 4 day Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, which guides you through the area’s diverse beauty and which gives you exclusive accommodation at the luxurious Bay of Fires lodge. You could also do a 2-3 day walk with Life’s an Adventure or simply immerse yourself in the wilderness with a day walk.

Northern Section – Mt William National Park

The northern section of the Bay of Fires runs from Ansons Bay to Eddystone Point. Because of its national park status, this region is most only accessible by foot, does not allow dogs and has no camping facilities. Abbotsbury Beach is just a 15 minute walk from Eddystone Road, making it a marvellous beach refuge. There are camping facilities just north of Eddystone Point at Deep Creek Campground, picnic facilities at Picnic Rocks and boat launching at Eddystone Lighthouse Carpark.

Middle Section – Policemans Point

This section of the Bay of Fires can be accessed from St. Helens via Ansons Bay Road. Although there is no toilet, water, firewood or rubbish collection here, there are plenty of campsites – making for a rugged camping experience wherein self-sufficiency is vital.

Bay of Fires (Dan Fellow)Southern Section – Binalong Bay

Much like the middle section , the Southern end of Bay of Fires features a host of camping sites, most of which have pit toilets but no water, firewood or rubbish collection. Access can be attained from St Helens by travelling across Binalong Bay Rd. The most popular beaches in this region are Jeanneret Beach, Swimcart Beach, Cosy Corner, Sloop Reef and Sloop Lagoon.

However, the real gem of the Bay of Fires is the absolutely stunning scenery offered by Binalong Bay. This marvel of a beach demonstrates the artistic hand of mother nature at her best. There are a number of things to see and in Binalong Bay and more comfortable accommodation options for those not quite attuned to the art of camping.

On top of boating, fishing, sailing and walking, one of the most popular activities at Binalong Bay is surfing. The low swell is perfect for beginners, providing you with the perfect excuse to buy online foam Elnino surfboards in Australia and have your go at navigating the the crystal clear waves. With Christmas on the horizon, now is the perfect time to treat your little one some surfing gear from The Grom and visit Binalong Bay in the Bay of Fires to kickstart their surfing passion. Buying Elnino softboards online from anywhere in Australia will make your task of Christmas shopping infinitely easier. And treating the entire family to a trip to one of the beautiful places in the world will be the best family Christmas present anyone could wish for.

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