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Australia Retreat: Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Australia Retreat: Bay of Fires, Tasmania

From $ 2,090 AUD

Description

If you’re looking to get away from it all, there are few better places than this remote, wind-swept corner of Tasmania. Join this four-day Intrepid Retreats: Urban List Editor’s Pick experience from Launceston and head east past sleepy towns and rolling, sheep-filled fields to seclusion and solitude, hidden among the beauty of the Bay of Fires. Start each day with a revitalising yoga session and end it swapping stories over the campfire after dinners of expertly crafted local produce. Hike to bright beaches rimmed with red-ringed rocks that contrast with the blue waters of the bay, and visit local producers to sample Tasmania’s famous harvest.

Trip Name
Australia Retreat: Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Last Updated
2021-01-23
Days
4
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Urban List editors say: "This trip is packed with so many Insta-worthy photo ops you’ll have no trouble filling your camera. Our fave spot? Hiking to the red rocks and crystal-clear waters of The Garden where you’ll find a slice of paradise in your own backyard."
  • Immerse yourself in nature and reconnect with your body with morning walks and beach yoga, surrounded by the beauty of the Bay of Fires.
  • Connect with your companions over the campfire as you dine on dinners of local produce made by an award-winning local chef.
  • Sip the award-winning wines of a local boutique vineyard as you nibble on a picnic of locally sourced ingredients.
  • Unpack once and make yourself at home in memorable accommodation in the heart of the Bay of Fires.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Bay of Fires
Welcome to your Intrepid Retreat in the beautiful surrounds of Tasmania. Your adventure starts today with a departure from Launceston. Make your way east past Mt Maurice and Mt Victoria as you head towards the coast. Stop off to get yourself some lunch in the charming little town of Derby, which was once home to the richest tin mine in the world. Continue to the Bay of Fires and your glamping accommodation, perfectly placed to explore this area of stunning natural beauty. Check in at approximately 4 pm, when there’ll be a welcome meeting and you can nibble on some locally sourced cheese and drinks as you get to know your host and the upcoming itinerary. You’ll be right in the thick of it in your luxurious bell tents, which have all the amenities and appliances you’ll need – even in-tent heating should you get that Tassie temperature drop. Spend this evening around the campfire, toasting drinks and marshmallows as you get to know your travel mates after dinner. All your meals here at the retreat use locally sourced produce, prepared by a former head chef of renowned local restaurants.
Day 2 - Bay of Fires
Welcome the day with a morning walk and yoga flow by the beach, followed by breakfast at the retreat. Afterwards, take the opportunity to hike to The Gardens in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. The Gardens lie about halfway between Ansons and Binalong bays and there are boardwalks and lookout platforms across bright white sands, fiery lichen boulders and water clear right to the seabed. Linger over a picnic lunch as you soak up the peace of the place. Learn the history behind the colonial name (Indigenous name larapuna), and see for yourself how the Bay of Fires is one of the few places that actually lives up to itineraries that call it one of Australia’s greatest natural beauties. Return to the retreat and stretch out with a relaxing afternoon yoga session, or simply stretch out in the tent for your own free time. Make the most of the campfire setting as you enjoy another delicious dinner, and take the time to reconnect with your surroundings in this idyllic area.
Day 3 - Bay of Fires
Start the day with a sun salutation and a walk as part of your pre-breakfast routine. Yesterday was a taste of the natural beauty of the Bay of Fires, and today is a taste of the natural bounty on offer. The mild coastal climate, clear ocean and fertile soils have created an environment for world-famous produce, and you’ll be sampling some today. Make your way to a nearby winery for a tasting of their vintages, looking over the vines that cover land that the owner’s family have lived on since the late 1800s. Taste the award-winning Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs, made with handpicked grapes and fermented in French tradition. Couple it with a picnic lunch of produce sourced directly from the local region. In the afternoon return to the retreat to relax. Then, is there any better way to finish a day – and this Intrepid Retreat – that with a satisfied stomach and a yarn shared over a brew around the fire.
Day 4 - Bay of Fires
Finish your trip by starting the day with your now traditional morning walk and yoga. Enjoy a final breakfast together at the retreat, then say farewell as you depart back to Launceston.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-02-202119-02-2021AUD $ 2,090-

Accommodation

Glamping (3 nights)

Transport

Minivan

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