Bay of Fires Tours
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Stretching across the northeastern coast of Tasmania from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point, the Bay of Fires is known for its orange-hued granite and white-sand beaches. Here, you can go hiking, camping, boating, birdwatching, fishing, swimming, and surfing.
Bay of Fires is divided into northern, middle, and southern sections. The northern part is located within Mount William National Park, while campsites are located in the middle and southern parts. Taylors Beach and The Gardens Beach are must-see sights if you’re just visiting for the day, and drive along the coast to The Gardens provides some of the most scenic views.
Some multi-day tours of Tasmania combine Bay of Fires with top attractions such as Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay—a great option for those without their own transport who want to see as much as possible.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Bay of Fires is a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts with an adventurous spirit.
- There are no shops or facilities, so visitors must bring everything they might need.
- If you are not camping, accommodation is available in Binalong Bay and the coastal town of St. Helens.
How to Get There
St. Helens is the closest town to the Bay of Fires, about a 20-minute drive down Binalong Bay Road—this is also the best place to pick up last-minute supplies. From Launceston, it’s around a 2.5-hour drive.
When to Get There
As the Bay of Fires is quite remote, you’re unlikely to have to contend with crowds—with the possible exception of school holidays. For the best conditions, visit between November and March, when the weather is warm but not too hot but can still include rain and chill winds.
Blue Tier Forest Reserve
One hour west of the Bay of Fires is the Blue Tier Forest Reserve, which is home to Australia’s biggest tree, the Blue Tier Giant. Formerly cleared by mining and logging activity, the reserve now protects the forests of giant trees, plunging waterfalls, and wildlife, including rare and threatened species such as the grey goshawk, tiger quoll, and the Tasmanian wedge tail eagle.
Address: St Helens, Tasmania, Australia, Australia
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