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Steady, Calm and Clear

A Bay of Fires Lodge Walk with Maddy Goodwolf and Jeff Brown

Saturday, November 7 - Tuesday, November 10, 2020, | Price: $1,625 pp | Maximum: 8 guests

Enjoy a relaxed and light-hearted four days in the beautiful Bay of Fires, learning mindfulness, calm and clarity, and coming to know a steadiness that’s naturally and reliably in yourself.

Take a journey to Tasmania’s unspoilt gem, The Bay of Fires. Walk, relax and paddle in beautiful, remote places that rejuvenate, refresh and restore. This four-day, three-night lodge-based experience is an all-inclusive retreat, featuring transport from Launceston, all meals and drinks and accommodation at our award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge.

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

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A lodge-based retreat with Maddy and Jeff

How do we come to know real mindfulness, strength, calm and clarity - naturally and reliably in ourselves?”

Whether it’s at work, in our relationships, our personal pursuits or any other aspect of life, we would all enjoy a return to trusting ourselves and our choices, a return to enjoying a natural ease with others, with life and with all its changes.

Over a refreshing few days, as you soak up The Bay of Fires raw and natural beauty, Maddy and Jeff will share with you what works when it comes to slowing down. With some simple theory and a little practice, a clear understanding of how the body and mind stay in balance day to day, a little yoga and a quiet sitting practice you can do on your own - Maddy and Jeff will help you return to living in a way that supports navigating life smoothly and clearly, without being overcome by an overactive mind or physical imbalance.

With years of experience, training and personal practice in the fields of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Art and more, Maddy and Jeff have a wealth of practical knowledge and skills ready to share with you.

Retreat sessions:

Day One: Morning welcome, afternoon talk and evening sitting practice

Day two: Early morning yoga/sitting practice, afternoon talk and evening sitting practice

Day three: Early morning yoga/sitting practice, afternoon talk and evening sitting practice

Day Four: Early morning yoga/sitting practice

Please note that the session times are flexible and depend upon time spent walking.

All guests are requested to bring their own yoga mat.

*** Please note that this is a lodge-based itinerary and different to our four day Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. We include a duffle bag for personal belongings to be transferred directly to the Lodge (weighing no more than 5kgs)

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Introducing Maddy Goodwolf

Maddy Goodwolf runs the well-established and much loved “Hara Yoga Studio” in South Hobart. Maddy has been teaching and practicing yoga and meditation for many years, and continues to further and broaden her study, currently engaged in the field of Art Therapy. She is also a well-known successful artist whose drawings, prints, paintings and other work can be found in many homes around the state.

 

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Introducing Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown - originally from Byron Bay, is a qualified Yoga Teacher, having completed the renowned Yoga Arts Teacher Training program in Byron Bay in 2002. Jeff has since taught both interstate and overseas, while continuing his own study in the fields of both Ayurveda and Meditation. He currently works as a mentor with young men and teaches yoga privately in the Hobart area.

 

Maddy and Jeff share an underlying and ongoing practice and deep respect for the study of Zen. Although mere students themselves, unable to teach and share its gifts, both are mindful of its generous influence moment to moment in their lives and feel much warmth and gratefulness for its heart and practice. 

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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.

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Day 1: Launceston to Mt William National Park

Approximately 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. 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.

*Please note that this is a lodge-based itinerary, may be changed depending upon the needs and wishes of the group and different to our four day Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. We include a duffle bag for personal belongings to be transferred directly to the Lodge (weighing no more than 5kgs)

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Day 2: Exploring the Bay of Fires Coastline

Approximately 7 hours walking

Following breakfast, we'll travel north for 45 minutes to Boulder Point and begin our walk south, absorbing the coastline’s bold colours and solitude. In clear conditions, the Bass Strait islands of Flinders and Cape Barren are visible to the north. 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.

Afternoon tea will be waiting when we return to the lodge. It's a 35-40 minute drive back from Picnic Rocks or Deep Creek, where we will end our walk.

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.

Please note this is a different itinerary to our traditional itinerary and may be changed depending upon the needs and wishes of the group.

 

 

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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: 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 Lodge Retreat with Maddy and Jeff

  • 4 Day Guided Retreat 
  • Minimum guests - 8
  • Maximum guests - 8

Price per person for departures (inc GST), twin share

31 October - November 3, 2020

$1,625

Also available "By Request" for groups

Direct bookings only:

Single supplement 

No single supplements are required.

Terms and Conditions 

  • All prices are quoted per person in $AUD including GST and are subject to change without notice 
  • Minimum numbers are required for this trip to depart. 
  • Once minimum numbers are confirmed the full payment and Guest Information Form are due immediately
  • Cancellations will not be possible after the final payment although bookings are transferable to another person
  • This is a group booking for Tasmanians only 
  • 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 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.

Peace of Mind Booking Assurance

Inclusions

  • Duffle bag for personal belongings to be transferred directly to the Lodge (weighing no more than 5kgs)
  • Return transfers between Launceston and the walk base
  • 3 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.

Additional information

  • Have a burning question?  Check out our  FAQ page, and if you need further help please don't hesitate to contact our friendly reservations team
  • Ready to start planning your next adventure and want to know what to bring. Check out our detailed gear list, including details on what's provided. If your unsure about anything on the gear list please call us or talk to you local outdoor adventure store.
  • All guests are requested to bring their own yoga mat.

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