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Explore the Bay of Fires on a Day Tour

V899+95 The Gardens TAS, Australia

Activity provided by Coach Tours Tasmania

10 hours (approx.) - English

Coach Tours Tasmania

On Tasmania’s sunny east coast is the Bay of Fires, a collective a small bays and lagoons stretching 29kms down the coastline. Clear azure blue waters and white sandy beaches makes for breathtaking scenery.

Highlights
  • Explore the Bay of Fires with its white sands and crystal clear waters
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm and learn about the lavender
  • Take a walk through the Myrtle Rainforest
  • Experience the white sand beaches of Tasmania’s east coast
  • Sample fresh oysters from the farm
Description
Tasmania’s east coast is a paradise of white sands and crystal clear waters, and the Bay of Fires is the perfect place to experience it. On your way there, you’ll visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm, home of Bobbie Bear, to admire the lavender paddocks and learn about the lavender, where it comes from, why they grow it, and how they process it. Then, you’ll take a short walk through the Myrtle Rainforest on the Welborough Pass, where your tour guide will talk about the different trees found in Tasmania's rainforests. At the Bay of Fires, you’ll visit Binalong Bay for a beach experience on Tasmania's white east coast sand, then Harbour Point to view the granite rocks covered with orange lichens, and finally Taylor’s Beach for a beach walk. You’ll also have the chance to sample fresh oysters straight from the farm—Lease 65 (Tuesday-Thursday tour only). On the way back, you’ll stop on the main wharf in St. Helens to view the local fishing boats, before heading south through Beaumaris and Scamander, turning up into the St Mary’s Pass where you’ll pass through the contrasting grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands. The tour departs from Launceston at 8.30am and returns at approximately 6.30pm. Pick up from all central Launceston hotels is available, and other pick up locations may be possible. Minimum 2 passengers are required for the tour to depart, and it departs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It does not depart on Christmas Day. For those arriving by plane, there is the possibility of a Launceston Airport pick up and/or drop off in conjunction with a tour booking. Pick up is depending on flight arrival time (If you have checked luggage then the flight arrival must be no later than 7.45am, with carry on luggage flight arrival time no later than 8.00am). Drop off at Launceston airport after the tour is at approximately 6.15pm. There is an additional cost of $20 per person per entry to airport, payable in cash to driver on the day.
Itinerary

-Fluffy pure white sands -Crystal clear azure blue waters -Granite rocky outcrops covered with orange lichen -Hidden away beaches -Bridestowe Lavender Farm -Interactive talk on the lavender -Myrtle Rainforest Walk -Moss covered trees and ferns -Tasmania’s white east coast sand -Granite rocks covered with orange lichens -Beach walk along the remote Taylor’s Beach -Fresh oysters straight from the farm -Local fishing boats -Grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands -Lunch at own expense -Pick up from all central Launceston hotels -Possibility of Launceston Airport pick up and/or drop off

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V899+95 The Gardens TAS, Australia.
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