Australia’s 29-kilometre ribbon of sea, surf, and sand that is the Bay of Fires in Tasmania is renowned for its island beach culture, cosy cottages, and nature walks. The entrance to the Bay of Fires is Binalong Beach, a ten minute drive from St Helens. It is an area of idyllic white-sand beaches, placid lagoons, and hidden coves with fishing and diving facilities. A major drawing card for visitors is the four-day Bay of Fires Walk organised by the Bay of Fires Lodge and conducted by experienced guides.
The name Bay of Fires was given to the area by English navigator Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 when he observed numerous fires along the coast. He then believed that the country was densely populated and there is abundant evidence today of Aboriginal habitation in the area in the past.
The internationally recognized Bay of Fires is situated between Eddystone Point and Binalong Bay and is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Located on Tasmania’s East Coast it is split into three sections. The Northern Section of the bay lies within Mount William National Park. The middle section runs from Ansons Bay to the Gardens and can only be accessed by car at the southern and northern ends. The southern section runs from the Gardens to Binalong Bay.
Overlooking aquamarine water and white sand, Bay of Fires Character Cottages are self-contained units tucked into the corner of picturesque Binalong Bay and are situated just a few steps from the beach. Well equipped with laundries and full kitchens—most including a dishwasher—the six homestead-styled cottages are designed with family holidays in mind, sleeping five in a standard one-bedroom cottage or, at the top of the range, accommodating two couples in double-storey luxury. Each cottage has a balcony with entrancing views over the unspoilt sands, coastal dunes, and wetlands fringing one of the world’s most beautiful bays.
The 1,2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained cottages plus the two story Deluxe/Spa Cottage all have breathtaking views up the coastline of the Bay of Fires to Eddystone Light House. Enjoy a meal at the Binalong Cafe which is licensed and open seven days per week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 9.00am. Great views, atmosphere, food, and friendly service. From this base explore the Peron Sand Dunes Blue Tier, St. Columba and Ralph Falls, Pyengana Cheese factory, The Pub in the paddock, the coastline of the Bay of Fires, and Mount William National Park.
Bay of Fires Character Cottages are four star accommodations. This is just like a home away from home in a quiet and secluded paradise. Sit on your verandah and listen to the calming sounds of the ocean while enjoying the views. Enjoy walks on the secluded white sands, swim in the turquoise waters, snorkel, diving, bird watching, and fishing, or explore the sand dunes. Experience the water falls, blue tier, or penquin tours in Bicheno. The Restaurant “Angasi” is a must with fantastic views, local produce, and great service.
Local attractions and activities also include swimming, walking, bird watching, wind surfing, snorkeling, fishing, tennis courts, and a childrens playground nearby. The St.Colomba and Ralph Falls, Pyengana Cheese Factory, Peron Sand Dunes, Bicheno Penguin tours, and Blue Tier tours are a must.
- Massage / Beauty Centre
- Babysitting / Child Services
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Tennis Courts
- Golf Course
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Laundry service
In 2009, this area was named one of the world’s hottest travel destination by international guide book Lonely Planet, once you experience it first hand, you’ll understand why. They say “White beaches of hourglass-fine sand, Bombay Sapphire sea, an azure sky—and nobody. This is the secret edge of Tasmania, laid out like a pirate’s treasure map of 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”.
Plan your stay at Bay of Fires Character Cottages and sample the delights of Tasmania’s beautiful countryside and beaches.
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