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Walk for Wombat Rescue Tasmania

Available at any time by request | From $2,450 per person

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

You are invited to use this stunning trek as a challenge to raise funds for Wombat Rescue Tasmania. Wombat Rescue Tasmania is a community group treating hundreds of wombats suffering mange Tasmania wide. They are dedicated to treating and preventing wombat mange. The fundraising efforts and the generosity of the community enable it to operate.

Each walker is challenged to raise $1,000.  Fundraising pages and ongoing support have been prepared with MyCause. You can join here: https://www.mycause.com.au/events/bayoffireswombatrescuetas

Guests Walking for Wombat Rescue Tasmania can mention "Wombat Rescue Tasmania" at the time of booking. The Tasmanian Walking Company will contribute $500 per guest directly to Wombat Rescue Tasmania. The group may include guests not Walking for Wombat Rescue Tasmania.

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

Trip Notes   Walk Map

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Wombat Rescue Tasmania

Wombat Rescue Tasmania is a grassroots organisation actively looking after Tasmanian wombats suffering mange Tasmania wide. 


WHAT IS MANGE?
Sarcoptes Scabiei is a mite that causes scabies in humans and mange in dogs. It also affects wombats and currently poses the biggest threat to their survival. Once contracted, it is a terminal diagnosis for an individual wombat, hence the need for members of the public and landowners to get involved.


WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Mange is treatable and the Wombat Protection Society of Australia, Mange Management organizations, along with many wildlife rehabilitation volunteers, have worked to promote this over euthanasia whenever possible. The burrow flap method of treatment is used and info on this can be found at https://mangemanagement.org.au/treatment-methods/

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
There are so many ways!

1. REPORT Mangy Wombats! If you know the whereabouts of a mange-infected wombat, it needs your help. Please record the wombat’s location, time of day and any other information, such as GPS info on your phone or the number of the electricity pole if on a roadside. Please take some photos if possible as this will help us assess the wombat to determine if mange or wounds. Contact Bea Mayne on 0419 585 001.
 
3. DONATE! Donations are always welcome as it allows us to buy Cydectin, the chemical used to treat wombats, and allows us to supply free treatment kits to the public. Thank you to all those who have generously contributed to saving wombats Even $10 can help make several flaps, which means several wombats are helped.

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk for Wombat Rescue Tasmania

(4-days)

If squeaky white-sand beaches and wild coastline appeal to you, the Bay of Fires is a spectacular reason to lace up.  We begin at Boulder Point in Mt William National Park where we journey four hours to semi-permanent tents in the dunes.  At our forest camp there is no roughing it, take an ocean dip and return for pinots poured and your meal underway.

Day two is all about secluded coves, hearing tales of early inhabitants and making our way to the Bay of Fires Lodge.  This is home for the next two nights - where foot spas and library time come standard and signature experiences in the outdoor bath tempt. Day three, grab a kayak paddle and glide down the Ansons River or relax into a ‘lodge day.’

We take it easy on the final day, serving up a brekkie out on deck followed by a one hour walk to our forest lunch location. It’s then onward to Entally Lodge to celebrate our shared four days.

Price $2,395 pp

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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.

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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, 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.

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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 Walk for Wombat Rescue Tasmania (4-days)

Available at any time by request 

  • 4 Day Guided Walk (Twin Share)
  • Minimum guests - 4.
  • Maximum guests - 10 (Twin Share)
Price per person for departures (inc GST) From $2,450.00

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.

Booking Terms and Conditions 

All prices are quoted per person in $AUD, including GST

View our booking terms and conditions 

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
• 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.

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