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Live Music Walks with Ange Boxall and Splendid Gin

December 11-14, 2022 | $3,095 | Maximum: 8

December 12-15, 2022 | $3,095 | Maximum: 10

Walk the Bay of Fires and hear a very intimate Ange Boxall performance at the Bay of Fires Lodge.

This four-day all-inclusive walk includes a performance at the stunning Bay of Fires Lodge. Concert night begins with Gin Cocktails from Tasmania's Splendid Gin. Then it's a very special, intimate acoustic performance by Tasmanian Ange Boxall. 

“Our very fave acoustic singer by a country mile!” - MONA, Museum of Old and New Art (TAS).

Ange Boxall embodies the spirit of the modern Americana star - with a 1970s singer-songwriter heart. Her very own style of country-folk-pop is commercial, crystal clear, and wickedly catchy. 

The Splendid Gin is a premium Tasmanian gin featuring purity and obscurity in equal measure. It is made by Ange, her partner Mike and a few friends on the east coast of Tasmania with the purest of Tasmanian spring water.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email bookings@taswalkingco.com.au.

Photo Credit: Chris Crerar Photography.

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A Bay of Fires Lodge Performance by Ange Boxall

Imagine arriving at the Bay of Fires Lodge feeling like you are now a part of this remote paradise. You have walked and become accustomed to the brilliant light, white sands and aquamarine waters. There is a dusting of fine salt on sunned skin and wind-swept hair. Excitement and anticipation are building. Everyone has a couple of Splendid Gin cocktails and the festive air is crackling. There is a buzz of conversation throughout the long-table dinner. The Bay of Fires Lodge has the feel of an endless summer night. Dinner ends, the furniture is re-arranged and guests gather.

Ange begins singing and playing with an ocean sunset as the backdrop.

Ange Boxall will perform songs inspired by nature, in the heart of nature for a maximum of 18 people. Ange’s pop-folk style and pristine voice will resonate with music from Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, early Bob Dylan, and Carole King as well as her own songs.

Introducing Ange Boxall

“She's kind of 1 part English Rose, 1 part Tasmanian Devil and 1 part gin-soaked Southern Belle” - Lachlan Bryan (AUS)

Performing Country/Pop  Songwriter, Ange Boxall, hails from the serene but wild beaches of eastern Tasmania. It's here that Ange resides in a big old country house built in the early 1800s and where she also co-owns Tasmanian gin Company, The Splendid Gin.  Ange is the Founder and Creative Director of ECHO Festival - East Coast Harvest Odyssey. Life is good ... it's full of music, art, nature, and fun.

Signing to Checked Label Services/Sony Music Australia in late 2016, the physical release of Ange's album Into The Wind debuted at #11 on the Official ARIA Australian Albums Chart across all genres, as well as #27 on the albums chart for releases from all over the world!

​Website Videos | Music video 1 | Music video 2

Ange Boxall website | Echo Festival | Splendid Gin | Riversdale Mill

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Introducing The Splendid Gin Company

Begin concert night at the lodge with a few cocktails featuring Splendid Gin. It's made by Ange!

The Splendid Gin was born when two couples met on the east coast of Tasmania, both living in historical properties once inhabited by the famous English writer, Louisa Ann Meredith, there was a feeling this was more than coincidence. Their aim is to produce exceptional gins of the highest quality and delightful flavours. Tasmania is their home and they want to showcase that beauty, in a bottle.

Presenting exceptional drinking as a stand alone sip for the connoisseur, or a splendid mixer with your favourite tonic and citrus, the Splendid Gin conjures a romantic past with a twist of contemporary decadence. It is a uniquely Tasmanian gin with a nod to its English heritage, we are delighted to share something quite special indeed.

It’s simply Splendid. 

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The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk (4-days)

If squeaky white-sand beaches and wild coastline appeal to you, the Bay of Fires is a spectacular reason to lace up. We begin at Boulder Point in Mt William National Park where we journey four hours to semi-permanent tents in the dunes. At our forester camp there is no roughing it, take an ocean dip and return for pinots poured and your meal underway.

Day two is all about secluded coves, hearing tales of early inhabitants and making our way to the Bay of Fires Lodge. This is home for the next two nights - where foot spas and library time come standard and signature experiences in the outdoor bath tempt. Day three, grab a kayak paddle and glide down the Ansons River or relax into a ‘lodge day.’

We take it easy on the final day, serving up a brekkie out on deck followed by a one hour walk to our forest lunch location. It’s then onward to Entally Lodge to celebrate our shared four days.

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Day 1: 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.

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 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 a local wine, take a dip or explore the dune swale location while your guides prepare delicious Tasmanian fare.

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Day 2: 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.

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.

Concert for group departing 12 December.

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Day 3: Kayaking and enjoying the area

Approximately 6 hours kayaking/walking

Today choose your own adventure. 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.

Later in the morning, choose to 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.

Other options for today include a spa treatment, fishing, snorkelling in the marine nursery, exploring shell coves or enjoying the lodge surrounds. 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.

Concert for group departing 11 December.

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Day 4: Return to Launceston rejuvenated

Approximately 1 hour walking

Following a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, there’s plenty of time for a morning 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 Entally Lodge there will be time to raise a glass to the four wonderful days spent together.

Itinerary Details

Bay of Fires Live Music Walk with Ange Boxall

December 11-14, 2022 | $3,095

December 12-15, 2022 | $3,095

  • 4-Day Guided Walk 
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 6 guests (Twin Share), three months prior to departure. The maximum is 10.

Bookings

Special Interest Walks - Terms and Conditions 

These are in addition to our standard booking terms and conditions.

  • All prices are quoted per person in $AUD including GST.
  • A deposit of $500 per person and the Guest Information Form are due within five days of booking.
  • The final payment is due 90 days before departure. For reservations made three months or less from the departure date, full payment is due at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations
    • more than 90 days from the scheduled departure date, a fee of $350 per person will be charged with the balance payment refunded;
    • between 90 and 60 days prior to departure, you will be charged 50% of the full trip cost with the balance refunded; or
    • within 60 days of departure, no refund is available. Bookings are transferable.
  • Travel and pre and post-trip accommodation expenses are not included.
  • Return Walker Discounts welcome.
  • Single supplements are available on this walk. Cost $5,462.

COVID-19 Peace of Mind Booking Assurance

After the minimum number of bookings has been achieved, the trip is guaranteed to depart. If for any reason, the trip cannot go ahead due to restrictions placed upon travel due to Covid-19, guests will be permitted to reschedule their walk to the new date provided for the departure or rebook a different walk within 24 months. Cancellations by guests for other reasons will incur our standard cancellation fees.

https://www.taswalkingco.com.au/peace-of-mind/

Inclusions

  • Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base.
  • 1 night at Forester Beach Camp and 2 nights at Bay of Fires Lodge twin share (Signature Walk).
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a limited selection of Tasmanian wines. Splendid Gin cocktails prior to Ange's performance.
  • 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.
  • Musical performance.

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