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Bay of Fires Cold Water & Breathwork Walk 

May 4-8, 2025 | $3,595

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May 8-12, 2025 | $3,595

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Join Tasmania's Piet Blokker for a rejuvenating five-day immersion into cold water swims and breathwork amidst the unspoiled beauty of the Bay of Fires. As you explore remote beaches and pristine waters, Piet's guidance will challenge and support you, leaving you invigorated by day and cozy each night. 

The Bay of Fires Signature Walk offers a breathtaking journey along Tasmania's east coast, culminating in stays at our award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge and an unforgettable day of kayaking along Ansons River. 

For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email

 enquiries@taswalkingco.com.au.

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Meet Piet Blokker 

Piet's expertise in breathwork and calmness techniques will empower you to face your fears as you plunge into the cold waters, all delivered with his signature humour and passion for healthy living in harmony with nature. 

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    At the age of 21, Piet immigrated to Australia and immediately fell in love with its natural beauty, particularly the untouched wilderness of Tasmania. However, by the time he reached 50, he found himself grappling with poor health and discontent, battling Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer. It was then that he discovered the transformative power of breathwork and cold water therapy, which revolutionized his life. Piet embraced these practices wholeheartedly, aligning his lifestyle with his newfound values. 

    Today, Piet is driven by a deep passion to share his journey and teachings with others. He invites you to join him on a path of wellness and transformation, where you'll discover the profound impact of these practices firsthand. 

     

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Twelve Apostles Lodge Wild Wellness Walk

Daily Workshops

Piet integrates breathing exercises, cold exposure, and dedication to achieve an elevated state of well-being, providing several advantages. These include decreased stress levels and improved sleep quality, heightened cold endurance, expedited recovery, heightened energy levels, enhanced athletic performance, boosted creativity, increased focus and determination, reinforced immune function, and amplified willpower.

  • Day One

    Briefing and introductions

    Get to know your group over dinner 

  • Day Two

    Breathwork and cold-water swim 

    Evening breathwork  

  • Day Three

    Morning breathwork 

    Breathwork and cold-water swim 

    Evening breathwork 

  • Day Four

    Morning breathwork 

    Breathwork and cold-water swim 

    Evening breathwork

  • Day Five

    Extended Morning Breathwork and cold-water swim (On very rare occasions, enormous ocean swell may prevent a morning swim). 

    *Please note, if you book spa services at the lodge you may miss out on the swim and breathwork practice. 

     
     

The Bay of Fires Signature Walk (5-days)

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Day 1: Red Feather Inn

No walking

Preparing for a big walk is crucial, that is why we start our walk the night before at our walker base at the historic and quaint Red Feather Inn.

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    Here you will meet your guides as they take you through what to expect from the next five days and conduct a gear check. After our short briefing, the night of celebration begins! Get to know your fellow walkers over a dinner of local fare, cooked for you by the in-house chef. The rooms at Red Feather Inn are designed for your comfort, giving you the perfect excuse to head off to bed early and get a restful night's sleep before your early start the next day.

     
     
     
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Day 2: Launceston to Mt William National Park

Approximately 4 hours walking

It’s time to get your walking boots sandy. Our beach stroll this morning begins at Boulder Point in Mt William National Park. In clear conditions, the Bass Strait islands of Flinders and Cape Barren are visible to the north.

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    We’ll nestle into a protected beach along the coastline for lunch, enjoying the company of native birds, rare shells and marine artefacts. From day one your guides will begin unravelling the Bay of Fires tales; its early inhabitants, visiting explorers and how it came to bear its fiery name.

    After about four hours of walking, we’ll arrive at the Forester Beach Camp, tucked away in secluded dunes. These semi-permanent tents are our home for the night. Relax on the deck with local wine, take a dip or explore the dune swale location while your guides prepare delicious Tasmanian fare.

     
     
     
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Day 3: Exploring the Bay of Fires Coastline

Approximately 7 hours walking

Following a relaxed breakfast at the camp we walk south, absorbing the coastline’s bold colours and solitude. Along the ridgelines of sand dunes, views extend across heathlands and out to the ocean. We’ll visit marsupial lawns, often encountering quiet native animals and the tracks they leave at nightfall.

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    Our lunch spot today is a beach sheltered behind the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. We’ll have time to explore the lighthouse and its long-standing story before we trek far-stretching beaches that lead to the celebrated Bay of Fires Lodge.

    Afternoon tea will be waiting, along with spa treatments for those who want to indulge. Pre-bookings are best if you’re keen to sink into the outdoor tub or settle in for a luxurious few hours at the spa.

    Come evening, venture into the library, cast a line off the beach or have your hosts deliver a cold drop while you dip toes into a foot spa on the back deck. Dinner is a Tasmanian long-table affair, featuring produce from the island matched with fine local beer and wine.

     
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Day 4: Kayaking and enjoying the area

Approximately 6 hours kayaking/walking

Rise early to the native birds accompanying the dawn, waking to the aroma of a hot-cooked breakfast and freshly brewed coffee. If it's a sunny morning, breakfast on the deck can reward you with whale spotting and dolphins surfing the waves.

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    Later in the morning, kayak down Ansons River and experience the riparian ecology of this winding waterway. Cross the bird-rich waters of Ansons Bay and conclude with a stroll over the dunes of Abbotsbury Peninsula back to the lodge.

    After dinner is when the native wildlife wander out - keep an eye out for wombats, wallabies, Forester kangaroos, possums or even a Tasmanian devil. Don’t forget to look up! The night sky from this pristine coastline is an awesome spectacle.

     
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Day 5: Return to Launceston rejuvenated

Approximately 1 hour walking

Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, there’s plenty of time for a morning breathwork and swim or final spa treatment before we depart the lodge. Unlike our other walking, today we venture through eucalypt forests and coastal heathland. We’ll enjoy a forest lunch to the sound of native birds, including the endemic green rosella.

Upon our return to Red Feather Inn there will be time to raise a glass to the four wonderful days spent together.

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Our Exclusive Accommodation

The Bay of Fires Signature Walk features superb exclusive accommodation located within the footsteps of the pristine Bay of Fires beaches.

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    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.

     

Itinerary Details

Bay of Fires Cold Water & Breathwork Walk 

May 4-8, 2025 & May 8-12, 2025 | $3,595

  • 4-Day Guided Walk 
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 6 guests (Twin Share), three months prior to departure. The maximum is 9.

Bookings

Limited Edition Walks - Terms and Conditions 

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply to all bookings. In addition:

  • Cancellations
    • more than 90 days from the scheduled departure date, a fee of $350 per person will be charged with the balance payment refunded;
    • within 90 days of departure, no refund is available. Bookings are transferable to another name.
  • Minimum numbers are required four months before departure.
  • This walk cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offers and discounts.

 

Inclusions

  • Return transfers between Launceston and the and the start & finish of the walk.
  • Accommodation at Red Feather Inn on night 1
  • Accomodation at Forester Beach Camp & Bay of Fires Lodge (twin-share)
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages plus a selection of Tasmanian wines and beer.
  • National Park's pass for the duration of the walk.
  • Use of a backpack and Gore-Tex jacket for the duration of the walk.
  • Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk.
  • All Breathwork Practices with Piet Blokker

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