Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk

Bay of Fires Long 'Wellness' Weekend with Kate James

Departure date: March 5-7

The Tasmanian Walking Company is partnering with Kate James, to deliver a weekend of wellness, meditation and mindfulness at the serene Bay of Fires Lodge. 

In this relaxing and informal workshop, Kate will introduce the basic concepts of mindfulness, self-compassion and equanimity and share how you can use these concepts to create a state of inner calm and a more grounded and supportive relationship with yourself. This retreat will give you the chance to unwind, enjoy the peace of nature, feel completely nurtured and begin to discover why living mindfully is essential to your wellbeing.

 The Bay of Fires Long Weekend is a breathtaking 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 breath, indulge in a signature treatment at our exclusive spa or enjoy the outdoor bathing pavilion.

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

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Kate James Business Coach

Kate James

Career, life and business coach

Kate has lots of different roles in her life. She is a career, business and life coach, author, mindfulness teacher, speaker as well as a wife, mother and grandmother. She started her business, Total Balance in early 2002 and 18 years later, is lucky enough to still wake up every day to a business and life that she loves.

Coaching style 
She describes herself as a low-key kind of coach. She will help you feel motivated but not in a high-fiving ‘ra-ra’ kind of way. Her approach is often described by clients as intuitive, practical and sometimes even spiritual. The work she values is in the fields of mindfulness, Positive Psychology, ACT, creativity, authenticity and neuropsychology (some of the authors she loves are noted here).
Interested to work with Kate? See if you’re a fit for the clients she generally works with.
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Discover Kate's books, including Create Calm and Believe in Yourself & Do What You Love here.
“The most incredible five days of my life - I feel so light and still, a bit like I could conquer anything! I just hope I can maintain this back in the hustle of Melbourne life. Thank you so much.” Andrea
“I feel nurtured, rejuvenated and transformed. I wouldn’t change a thing. I have not felt so light, so courageous, so invigorated for years. I can’t wait to attend again.” Cathy
“Absolutely magical! I feel like all of my senses have been nourished and reawakened.” Bec

Bay of Fires Long Weekend (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 breath, indulge in a signature treatment at our exclusive spa or enjoy the outdoor bathing pavilion.

Price: $2,175 pp


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, with king size mattresses. 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.

The Sparkling Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

Exploring the Bay of Fires Coastline


Tasmania’s stunning Larapuna - Bay of Fires gives spaciousness just by breathing its air and gazing upon its long horizons. Imagine combining this expansive beauty and the sensing of freedom it inspires, with a relaxed painting workshop.

Following a relaxed breakfast at the lodge, we walk will explore and absorb 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.

Afternoon tea will be waiting upon our return back to the celebrated lodge, 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.

Bruceallen Kayaking

Kayaking and enjoying the area

You can 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.

There will be an opportunity 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 at the lodge 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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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 Long weekend with Kate James

Available anytime "By Request"

Proposed 2021 departures: March 5-7, 2021

  • 3 Day Guided Walk (Twin Share)
  • Maximum guests - 12 (Twin Share)
Price per person for departures (inc GST) $2,175.00

Direct bookings only:

Single supplement

All accommodation is twin share. Single travellers may be required to share a twin room with another walker of the same gender if the departure fills to capacity. To guarantee a single room for the duration of the walk a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. This needs to be requested at the time of booking.

Special Interest Walks - 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
  • 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 

Manage Your Booking


  • Return transfers between Launceston and the Bay of Fires Lodge
  • 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
  • Optional kayaking day
  • Two qualified guides for the duration of the walk.

Additional information

  • Looking for a little extra rejuvenation and healing?  Our Spa menu has something for everyone with treatments for your relaxation and well-being including massage, facials, body exfoliations and hand & feet rituals. 
  • 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.


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