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Bay of Fires Walk + Barnbougle

October 3 - 8, 2021 | October 21 - 26, 2021

Price $3,125 per person

November 5 - 10, 2021 | November 6 - 11, 2021

Price: $3,425 per person

Combine the stunning Bay of Fires Lodge Walk with two nights and days at Barnbougle Golf Links.

The north-east corner of Tasmania is a mecca for walkers and golfers. The Bay of Fires stuns with iridescent white sands, turquoise waters, pink granite headlands swathed in orange and black lichen and our lodge is perched high above it all. Amidst the towering dunes of the north coast, the Sattler family have embedded two world-class golf courses and created spectacular natural challenge. 

We have secured the last available departures in spring, 2021 where you can walk and golf with friends. And we've made it easy by arranging transfers and executive club hire. This offer is limited to four departures of up to ten people. 

For all enquiries and bookings please email daniel@taswalkingco.com.au

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The Bay of Fires Long Weekend

The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk (4-day)

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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Barnbougle Golf Links Resort

On the North East Coast of Tasmania lies a hidden gem and one of the world’s top golf destinations, Barnbougle Links Golf Resort.

Barnbougle consists of three courses - The Dunes, the Lost Farm and Bougle Run. Carved from the natural contours of the coastal land, both courses have been designed to emulate the true links courses of Scotland and Ireland and reduce impact to the surrounding environment.

Accommodation at Lost Farm Lodge allows you to immerse yourself completely in the Barnbougle experience and make the most of early morning course access. And finally, perched atop a coastal dune with spectacular views of the course and coastline, the Lost Farm Restaurant and Lounge promise an unforgettable dining experience.

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Inclusions

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk (4 days)

Transfers from Bay of Fires Lodge to Barnbougle Golf Links

Two nights accommodation at Lost Farm Lodge

18 holes Barnbougle: The Dunes

18 holes Barnbougle: Lost Farm

Executive Callaway Full Golf Set - Includes a pull cart

Transfers from Barnbougle Golf Links to Launceston airport (at the specified time listed on the detailed itinerary)

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Day 4: Bay of Fires Lodge to Barnbougle

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.

The transfer to Barnbougle Golf Links takes just over an hour. Here, you will farewell your walking guides.

We'll have you there in time for an afternoon check-in. If you'd like to play a quick game of golf before the following two days, there is time to try the new Bougle Run (at your own expense). Set atop the dramatic sand dunes behind Barnbougle Lost Farm, Bougle Run, the new 14-hole short course opened in late March 2021.

From here on, meals and drinks are at your own expense. You can choose to wine and dine in three venues on the course.

Your accommodation tonight is in Lost Farm Lodge. Lost Farm Lodge enjoys stunning views of the Lost Farm course and surrounding coastline and hinterland.

Day 5: Barnbougle The Dunes Course

In golf terms, Barnbougle is young. Whilst the rolling fairways of the courses, set amongst the wild and dramatic landscape, look as though they were established long before we could jump on a plane and fly across Bass Strait to Tasmania, it was in just 2004 that the first course - The Dunes - opened for play.

Designed by renowned modern golf architect Tom Doak and Australia ex-European tour pro and course designer Mike Clayton, Barnbougle Dunes was once a strip of land along the coast of a potato farm on Tasmania’s north east coast.

Their design philosophy was embraced by golfers far and wide and the Dunes soon earned a position amongst the world’s top ranked golf courses. Since opening in December 2004, The Dunes has maintained its position as the number one public access course in Australia. Currently rated #4 course in Australia (by Australian Golf Digest), #34 course in the World (U.S. Golf Magazine) and #11 course in the World (U.S. Golf Digest), The Dunes is a regular on ‘must play’ lists around the world.

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Itinerary Details

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk + Barnbougle (4-days)

Departures: 

  • October 3 - 8, 2021 | October 21 - 26, 2021
  • Price: $3,125 per person

Departures: 

  • November 5 - 10, 2021 | November 6 - 11, 2021
  • Price: $3,425 per person

Bookings:

  • 4 Day Guided Walk
  • Minimum guests: 6
  • Maximum guests: 10
  • Departures may be made up of one group of ten or be composed of separate bookings.
  • For all enquiries and bookings please email daniel@taswalkingco.com.au

Available by request for private groups : Maximum: 10 guests

Single supplement

Single supplements are not available for this experience.

Special Interest Walks - Terms and Conditions 

  • All prices are quoted per person in $AUD including GST 
  • Full payment and the Guest Information Form are due within five days of booking
  • Cancellations, after minimum numbers are confirmed, are non-refundable.
  • Minimum numbers are required 4 months prior to departure.
  • Bookings are transferable.
  • 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 

Manage Your Booking

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 this departure with no additional fee or cancel. Guests can transfer to a traditional Bay of Fires Lodge Walk itinerary and have the difference in price refunded. Cancellations for other reasons will incur our standard cancellation fees.

Inclusions

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

  • 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)
  • 2 nights at Bay of Fires Lodge (Long Weekend)
  • 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.

Barnbougle Golf Links

  • Two nights accommodation at Lost Farm Lodge
  • 18 holes Barnbougle The Dunes, Executive Callaway Full Golf Set and pull cart
  • 18 holes Barnbougle Lost Farm, Executive Callaway Full Golf Set and pull cart

Transfers

  • Bay of Fires Lodge to Barnbougle Golf Links
  • Barnbougle Golf Links to Launceston airport 

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Day 5: Barnbougle The Dunes Course

In golf terms, Barnbougle is young. Whilst the rolling fairways of the courses, set amongst the wild and dramatic landscape, look as though they were established long before we could jump on a plane and fly across Bass Strait to Tasmania, it was in just 2004 that the first course - The Dunes - opened for play.

Designed by renowned modern golf architect Tom Doak and Australia ex-European tour pro and course designer Mike Clayton, Barnbougle Dunes was once a strip of land along the coast of a potato farm on Tasmania’s north east coast.

Their design philosophy was embraced by golfers far and wide and the Dunes soon earned a position amongst the world’s top ranked golf courses. Since opening in December 2004, The Dunes has maintained its position as the number one public access course in Australia. Currently rated #4 course in Australia (by Australian Golf Digest), #34 course in the World (U.S. Golf Magazine) and #11 course in the World (U.S. Golf Digest), The Dunes is a regular on ‘must play’ lists around the world.

Webpage

 

Day 5: Barnbougle The Dunes Course

In golf terms, Barnbougle is young. Whilst the rolling fairways of the courses, set amongst the wild and dramatic landscape, look as though they were established long before we could jump on a plane and fly across Bass Strait to Tasmania, it was in just 2004 that the first course - The Dunes - opened for play.

Designed by renowned modern golf architect Tom Doak and Australia ex-European tour pro and course designer Mike Clayton, Barnbougle Dunes was once a strip of land along the coast of a potato farm on Tasmania’s north east coast.

Their design philosophy was embraced by golfers far and wide and the Dunes soon earned a position amongst the world’s top ranked golf courses. Since opening in December 2004, The Dunes has maintained its position as the number one public access course in Australia. Currently rated #4 course in Australia (by Australian Golf Digest), #34 course in the World (U.S. Golf Magazine) and #11 course in the World (U.S. Golf Digest), The Dunes is a regular on ‘must play’ lists around the world.

Webpage

 

Day 5: Barnbougle The Dunes Course

In golf terms, Barnbougle is young. Whilst the rolling fairways of the courses, set amongst the wild and dramatic landscape, look as though they were established long before we could jump on a plane and fly across Bass Strait to Tasmania, it was in just 2004 that the first course - The Dunes - opened for play.

Designed by renowned modern golf architect Tom Doak and Australia ex-European tour pro and course designer Mike Clayton, Barnbougle Dunes was once a strip of land along the coast of a potato farm on Tasmania’s north east coast.

Their design philosophy was embraced by golfers far and wide and the Dunes soon earned a position amongst the world’s top ranked golf courses. Since opening in December 2004, The Dunes has maintained its position as the number one public access course in Australia. Currently rated #4 course in Australia (by Australian Golf Digest), #34 course in the World (U.S. Golf Magazine) and #11 course in the World (U.S. Golf Digest), The Dunes is a regular on ‘must play’ lists around the world.

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