The Bay of Fires Lodge 'Courage' Walk
Available for groups by request
Allow Nadine Champion to take you on a memorable journey within yourself - a positive mindset walk for you to gain clarity on your own to courage, to recognise your resilience and increase the self-belief of your inner voice.
Nadine uses the metaphor of martial arts to tell inspiring stories that will ignite your spirit. You will have the option to participate in easy activities that will increase your confidence and allow you to feel more in touch with your best self.
Nadine’s passion in life is to help you see your true potential and have the courage to create the life you deserve. As a renowned teacher, she will combine the movement of the walk with the growth of your mind.
Nadine is grounded, entertaining and full of life. She would love to share this experience with you.
This Bay of Fires Lodge four-day Walk is a breathtaking four day walk along the pristine east coast of Tasmania, featuring award-winning accommodation and stunning scenery that awakens the senses and inspires the mind.
Direct bookings only. For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company by emailing Daniel@taswalkingco.com.au
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Introducing Nadine Champion
The protégé of a legendary master, Nadine is the winner of a Gold medal at the World Cup of martial arts, an undefeated champion kickboxer and a cancer survivor; experiences which contribute to a unique perspective on adapting to change, overcoming obstacles and winning against all odds.
Nadine’s mission is to leave you feeling uplifted, focused and incredibly motivated to succeed. She is a highly sought after thought leader on courage, inner strength and resilience with a delivery that is hilarious, educational and touching in equal measure.
Her life-changing concept, 10 Seconds of Courage, is a powerful call to action that challenges people to change their thinking in order to create their own success. Having overcome life-threatening challenges, Nadine’s story of perseverance is truly unforgettable and filled with instantly useable mindset tools.
Nadine received a B.Soc.Sc (Criminology) from the University of New South Wales, has a penchant for sausage dogs and lives in Sydney, Australia.
The 'Courage' Walk
'If you don’t take the first step, you can never take the last step. But we get so focused on the last step, we never bother to take the first one'.
Join Nadine Champion for four days of inspiring scenery and beaches. The Bay of Fires is a spectacular reason to lace up and four days allows time for afternoon and evening group sessions and casual conversations. It's a unique opportunity to share trails and life's experiences.
Nadine is a respected teacher known for creating a high-performance mindset in people from all walks of life. Her passion is to challenge individuals and organisations to change their thinking to reach their highest potential. Armed with a zest for life born of authentic lived experience, Nadine uses her own inspirational story to ignite resilience and courage in others. Her dream is to build a community of people using 10 Seconds of Courage to reach their highest potential.
'There is honour in trying. It’s not always about winning. It’s not always about succeeding. There’s honour on giving stuff a go'.
About Our Venue
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, arranged as two king-singles or one king bed. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bay of Fires Lodge 'Courage' Walk with Nadine Champion
- 4 Day Guided Walk
- Available for groups by request
- Maximum guests - 9
Price per person for departures (inc GST), twin share
- Walk price + facilitator fee
Direct bookings only:
- Direct bookings only. For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company by emailing Daniel@taswalkingco.com.au
- or complete the below enquiry form
Single supplements are not available for this experience.
Special Interest Walks - Terms and Conditions
- This walk cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offers and discounts.
- 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
- Minimum numbers are required three months prior to departure.
- The final payment is due three months before departure. For reservations made three months or less from departure date, full payment is due at time of booking.
- Prices are subject to change without notice
- Travel and pre and post-trip accommodation expenses are not included.
Please view our traditional booking terms and conditions
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 this departure or cancel with no additional fee or rebook a traditional Bay of Fires Walk within 24 months. Guests can transfer to a traditional Bay of Fires Walk itinerary and have the difference in price refunded. Cancellations for other reasons will incur our standard cancellation fees.
- 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
- National Park pass
- Use of a backpack and Gore-tex jacket for the duration of the walk
- Optional kayaking day
- Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk.
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