Walk for Breast Cancer Network Australia
March 22-24, 2023 | Price: $1,995
You're invited to journey to the Bay of Fires Lodge for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). The Bay of Fires Lodge 'Long Weekend' Walk is a breathtaking three-day walk along the pristine east coast of Tasmania, featuring accommodation at our award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation. For the past 24 years, they have worked tirelessly to ensure that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
All walkers are challenged to raise $3,000. Walkers will be introduced to Melissa Moyle at BCNA to organise fundraising. To donate to this BCNA event, please go to this fundraising page.
For all enquiries and bookings please contact Tasmanian Walking Company on (03) 6392 2211 or email email@example.com
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) was born out of a small group of determined women who wanted to make the breast cancer journey better. When Lyn Swinburne founded BCNA her vision was for no one to feel alone through their experience of breast cancer. In 2022, that vision still remains their priority.
BCNA has built a strong and resilient network that brings together over 150,000 individuals. They reach over 70 per cent of Australians newly diagnosed with breast cancer as we advocate for, connect, inform and support them on a journey that nobody wants to take.
At the heart of the network are those at risk, those diagnosed and their supporters. BCNA focuses on the personal impact, uses its voices, does what it can as an organisation to fill gaps, and presses others in power to do the same.
BCNA’s next five years will be ones of relentless commitment to its legacy, bold innovation, and fearless pursuit of a stronger healthcare system that delivers the very best care, treatment and support for all Australians affected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Network Australia will make sure that nobody goes through breast cancer alone.
Bay of Fires Lodge 'Long Weekend' Walk (3-days)
Immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer, with the freedom of our new 3-day pack free walk.
Explore the iconic Bay of Fires carrying only a lightweight daypack. Walk along soft sandy beaches, discover secluded coves, kayak Ansons River and enjoy the luxury of two nights' accommodation at the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge. This experience gives you time and space to relax and breathe, indulge in a signature treatment at our exclusive spa or enjoy the outdoor bathing pavilion
Day 1: Launceston to Bay of Fires
Approximately 6km and 4 hours walking
After our morning journey from Launceston, we arrive at the Bay of Fires, to be greeted by the azure blue waters, white sandy beaches and iconic orange lichen-covered granite boulders. Our lunch spot today is nestled in the dunes near Eddystone Point Lighthouse. We’ll have time to explore the lighthouse and its long-standing story before it's time to get our walking boots sandy as 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 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 2: 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, 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 3: Return to Launceston rejuvenated
Approximately 4km and 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 three wonderful days spent together.
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, 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.
Bay of Fires 'Long Weekend' Walk for BCNA
March 22-24, 2023 | Price $1,995 per person including GST
- Each trip requires a minimum of 8 guests (Twin Share). The maximum is 10.
- Phone: (03) 6392 2211
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or complete the below enquiry form.
- Return Walker Discounts apply.
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.
- 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.
- This walk cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offers and discounts.
- All accommodation is twin share. Single supplements are available.
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 receive a full refund with no additional fee or rebook a different walk within 24 months. Cancellations by guests for other reasons will incur our standard cancellation fees.
- Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base
- 2 nights at Bay of Fires Lodge twin share
- 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
- Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk.