Frequently asked questions
Following are a few frequently asked questions about the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk located on the East Coast of Tasmania that you may find useful.
- How often do trips depart?
Our trips depart daily from 1 October through to 1 May.
- Walk accommodation
Whilst walking with us you will experience some truly spectacular accommodation. The first night will be spent nestled behind the dunes at Forester Beach Camp for the second and third night you will enjoy uncomplicated luxury at the award winning Bay of Fires Lodge.
- How many guests will be on my trip?
Each trip requires a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 guests. All accommodation is twin share.
If you book on as a single walker or in an odd-numbered group and the trip fills to capacity, you will share a room with another walker of the same gender.
- How fit do I need to be?
As long as you regularly exercise, or are capable of walking between 9 - 14 kms for the first two days along beaches and rocky headlands, you will enjoy your walking holiday. There is plenty of time each day to sit and rest as well as explore If you have any concerns about fitness please call and speak to one of our staff members.
- How much weight do we carry?
Before the trip, the guides will carry out a thorough check to ensure you have suitable gear. Usually packs weigh between 8.5 - 9.5 kgs but ultimately your pack and contents can weigh as little as 7.5kg
- What do we carry?
Each person carries their lunch, personal clothing, toiletries, wet weather gear, plus any extras such as a camera. Sleeping gear is provided at your accommodation.
- What style of shoes should we have?
You will need lightweight lace-up boots or walking shoes. Boots/shoes must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters. Sandshoes, elastic-sided boots, street shoes and similar are not acceptable.
- Do we need travel insurance?
We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We do not refund for such occurrences, therefore travel insurance is your only safeguard.
- How many guides are there?
Every trip has two experienced guides. This allows plenty of opportunities to rest, take photos and walk at your own pace.
- How about food?
All meals are provided, including scrumptious three-course dinners with fresh Tasmanian produce prepared by your gourmet cooks/guides. We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements, we just need to know in advance.
- What time does the trip commence and conclude?
At the start of your walk we ask that you be at our walker’s base at Quamby Estate at 8.20am for a your briefing. This allows forty minutes for introductions and a gear check before departing for Mount William National Park at 8.00am.
For those staying in Launceston CBD, we offer a complimentary shuttle service from The Sebel Launceston (12/14 St John Street, Launceston). You will need to be ready in front of reception at 7.45 am for a 7.50am departure.
For those staying at Entally Lodge our shuttle will pick you up in front of reception at 8.05am (please be ready at 8.00am).
If you require the shuttle from either of these locations please ensure you let our reservation team know so we can ensure the shuttle is provided. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What accommodation options do we have pre-and post-walk?
Located near the small township of Hadspen and just a 10 minute drive from both Launceston’s CBD and our walking base at Quamby Estate making it the perfect accommodation prior to your walk. Entally Lodge has 20 newly renovated King Suites with Scandinavian inspired, modern décor with ensuite bathrooms. To see details of the special rate which includes cooked breakfast visit entally.com.au/taswalkingco and enter promo code TWC1819. If you are staying at Entally Lodge please contact our reservations team email@example.com so we can ensure our shuttle picks you up on the morning of your departure.Quamby Homestead
Set on the grounds of Quamby Estate (and just 200 metres from our walker’s base) Quamby Homestead is the perfect pre or post night of accommodation if you would like a little luxury. The homestead features ten restored guest rooms which feature antique furniture. Rooms are appointed with king, queen or twin bedding, marble or stone bathrooms and heated floors. To see details of the your special rate which includes cooked breakfast visit www.thebookingbutton.com.au/properties/quambydirect and enter promo code TWC1819Staying in Launceston?
Our shuttle will pick up from The Sebel Launceston at 7.50am sharp from in front of reception. Should you wish to use our shuttle please make your way to the Sebel by 7.45am so we can have an on time departure. Please advise our reservation team if you require the shuttle from The Sebel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Are there age restrictions?
The minimum age for guests walking with us is 12 years old. There are no upper age restrictions, however, for guests walking with us who are 69 or above we do require a GP to sign off on a letter we provide.