WALK FOR WILD TO REGENERATE AUSTRALIA

Sunday, Oct 9 - Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 | Four days | $2,595

World Wide Fund for Nature Australia and Tasmanian Walking Company Foundation have partnered to raise funds for the largest and most innovative wildlife and landscape regeneration program in Australia’s history - WWF's Regenerate Australia.

Join the Tasmanian Walking Company on a wilderness adventure, knowing that your full ticket price will support WWF-Australia to restore wildlife and habitats, rejuvenate communities impacted by the bushfires, boost sustainable agriculture and future-proof our country.

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is a breathtaking four day walk along the pristine east coast of Tasmania, featuring accommodation at our award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge.

100% OF ALL WALK FOR WILD WALKS ARE DONATED

Our 2021 target is to raise $150,000 for WWF-Australia.

Guests who join one of our Walk for Wild trips are encouraged to use the trek as a challenge to also raise their own funds in support of WWF-Australia. We’ll provide an online event fundraising page, a guide of helpful tips and a special merchandise pack to thank walkers who join us in supporting WWF-Australia and set up a personal fundraising page and target.

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

Banner image credit: Tourism Tasmania & Sean Fennessy

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WWF-Australia

Regenerate Australia is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife recovery and landscape regeneration programs in Australia’s history. Launched by WWF-Australia, the multi-year program will help rehabilitate, repopulate and restore wildlife and habitats affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires, boost sustainable agriculture and help to future-proof Australia against climate disasters. But we can’t achieve this alone. To regenerate needs the support of all Australians. Our Australian Nature needs our Australian Nature.

 

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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.

The Bay of Fires Long Weekend

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. 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: 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 to simply relax 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 WWF Walk for Wild

October 9-12, 2022

  • 4 Day Guided Walk (Twin Share)
  • Maximum guests - 10 (Twin Share)

Price per person for departures (inc GST)

$2,595pp 

Bookings:

Single supplement

Single supplements are not available for this experience.

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 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.
  • Our standard booking terms and conditions apply, subject to the following temporary exception:

If you have a booking on a Walk for Wild departure on 9th October 2022 and COVID-19 directly impacts your capacity to travel, you may postpone your booking subject to the following booking guarantee terms and conditions:

  1. The guarantee is only valid for Walk for Wild walk departures on 9 October 2022; 
  2. The guarantee only applies for guests with bookings directly impacted COVID-19, as per the following: 
    • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 prior to your departure date;
    • If you are directed by a Government official or medical practitioner to self-isolate for any reason associated with COVID-19; or
    • If Government COVID-19 policy (domestic or foreign) relevant to your residential address or travel circumstances directly impacts your capacity to travel (i.e. State border closure)
  3. Guests can change or postpone their walk booking within 14 days of the 8 October 2021 departure date, subject to the guest being directly impacted by COVID-19 as per conditions 2;
  4. Guests making booking changes under the guarantee will be reimbursed in the form of a booking voucher (valid for 24 months) to the value of the original booking, with no additional charges (all change fees are waived);
  5. Guests must use the booking voucher for a walk departure on the same walk itinerary within 24 months of the voucher being issued;
  6. Booking vouchers are not redeemable for cash; 
  7. Tasmanian Walking Company reserves the right to request supporting evidence to determine your eligibility prior to approving the postponement of your booking.
  8. Tasmanian Walking Company reserves the right to amend or withdraw the offer at any time.

Inclusions

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Walk for Wild T-shirt
  • A fundraising guide, online donation page to fundraise or donate to and a thank you merchandise pack if you choose to fundraise and set up a personal fundraising page and target.

To make a donation click here and add WWF to the message box: https://www.taswalkingcofoundation.com.au/donate/

With your help, together we can raise $150,000 for WWF-Australia!

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.

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