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Part of the Break O’Day municipality, the ‘Bay of Fires’ is located between Eddystone Point and Binalong Bay, attracting visitors with its dramatic landscape, white beaches, blue water and orange-red lichen coloured rocks. As a perfect place for one of your picture postcards shots, with its fishing lagoons, and spectacular views along its coastline, it encapsulates one of the many faces of Tasmania’s East Coast and North East regions of Tasmania.

The northern section of the bay from Eddystone Point, and south to Ansons Bay northern outlet lies within Mount William National Park.

The middle section of the Bay of Fires lies in the vicinity of Ansons Bay. It can be accessed via Policemans Point or the northern shore of Ansons Bay, however be aware that it is not possible to cross the outlet of Ansons Bay.

The southern section of The Bay of Fires is in the Conservation Area, situated along a 13 km stretch of coast between Binalong Bay and The Gardens.

The area was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux, an English naval captain, who saw fires burning along the coast in 1773. It led him to believe that the country was densely populated. Furneaux was accompanying Captain James Cook on his second voyage of exploration.

There is plenty of evidence today of Aboriginal past habitation in the area, such as the many Aboriginal middens (containing shells and bone) found in the sand dunes. As they are protected sites, it is important not to disturb them.

Source: Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service - Bay of Fires Conservation Area

Check out our listing of East Coast accommodation and North East accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Bay of Fires Tours

TAS ToursOutback  • EcoAdventureNational Tours
Bay of Fires Walk
By Anthology, offers trekking tours. See website for more information.

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