Camping Bay of Fires

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Bay of Fires is a bay on the northeast coast of Tasmania in Australia. The Bay Of Fires extends from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point and was named in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux who saw the fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches and thus named it Bay of Fires. The Bay of Fires features pristine sandy white beaches, blue water, and orange-hued granite – the colour is produced by a lichen. The northern section of the bay is part of Mt William National Park, whilst the southern end is a conservation area. A wide range of activities can be undertaken in the Bay of Fires area, including camping, beach activities, boating, bird-watching, fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, photography, kayaking, and bushwalking. Why not try finding a camping spot using the camping map of Tasmania.

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Bay of Fires Tasmania was named the world’s “hottest” travel destination in 2009 by the international guidebook Lonely Planet. Bay of FIres was described by Lonely Planet as “a castaway bay” with a 29 kilometres ribbon of the sea and surf spooling out from the old whaling town of St Helens, on Tasmania’s north-east coast. “White beaches of hourglass-fine sand, Bombay Sapphire sea, an azure sky – and nobody,” the guide says. “This is the secret edge of Tasmania, laid out like a pirate’s treasure map of the perfect beach after sheltered cove, all fringed with forest. “It’s not long since the Bay of Fires came to international attention, and the crowds are bound to flock. Now is the time to visit.” The Bay of Fires is famous for its free camping, which is popular with locals and visitors alike. There are many camping areas in the conservation area, which is at the southern end and is approached from St. Helens, and that stretch along a 13-kilometre section of road that ends at private land known as ‘The Gardens’. The north section of the Bay of Fires is inside the Mount William National Park, meaning that parks fees apply (,au) Access is via Gladstone and leads to Ansons Bay and Policeman’s Point. Visitors will need to turn left before Anson’s Bay and head towards the Eddystone Point lighthouse. Forester kangaroos, the only species of kangaroo in Tasmania, are common in this area of the park so please take care on roads when driving at dawn or dusk. If you are lucky, Bennetts wallabies, pademelons, wombats, echidnas, sea eagles or wedge-tail eagles can be regularly seen in the area. There is a walking track that will take you to the summit of Mount William, where you will see panoramic views of surrounding beaches, and as far as Flinders Island on a clear day.

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    Bay of Fires, Tasmania 7216, Australia

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State or Territory
East Coast Tasmania
Binalong Bay
Campground Name
Bay Of Fires
Dogs Allowed
Maximum Stay
14 days
Bookings Taken
National Park
Suitable Big Rigs
Small to medium preferred
Tent Only Camping?


4WD Only Camping?
Car Park Close to Beach Good Mobile Coverage Pet Friendly Stunning Views

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