Bay of Fires: Visit one of the world's most beautiful beaches at the Bay of Fires. Departing from Launceston, travel amongst rainforests and farmlands of North East of Tasmania and enjoy a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting. Crystal azure blue waters with pristine white beaches and outcrops of orange lichen covered granite rocks; the scenery at the Bay of Fires is simply breathtaking.
This tour takes you through some of the prettiest locations in Tasmania, from the green rolling hills and fertile farmlands around Lilydale and Scottsdale, to the temperate rainforest of the Weldborough Pass, the spectacular coastal region of the Bay Of Fires, to the open grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase lunch to enjoy en route at Binalong Bay.
Points of interest:
Rolling green hills of North Eastern Tasmania
Quaint country township of Lilydale
Bridestowe Lavender Farm (Sep-Apr), home to Bobbie the Bridestowe Bear
Rural hub of Scottsdale
Time permitting - the tree carvings of Legerwood
Heritage tin mining townships of Branxholm and Derby
Temperate rainforest of Weldborough Pass
A short walk through the rainforest full of Myrtle, Sassafras trees along with huge tree ferns
Time permitting - cheese tastings at the Holy Cow Cafe, Pyengana Cheese Factory
Bay of Fires
Binalong Bay Beach
View/climb orange lichen covered granite outcrops
Beach walk along Taylor's Beach
Farm fresh oysters at Lease 65
Fishing boats at St. Helens Wharf
Beaumaris and Scamander
Coal mining townships of Fingal and Avoca
Expansive grazing lands featuring Merino sheep and Angus cattle
Historical Northern Midlands
Heritage convict township of Cleveland and Perth
Duration: 9.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8:45am.
-End/closing time: At 6pm.