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Bay of Fires, St Helens

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The Bay of Fires (palawa kani: larapuna) is a bay on the northeastern coast of Tasmania in Australia, extending from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. The bay was given its name in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux in Adventure,

who saw the fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches.

Bay whaling activities were carried out in the area in the 1840s.
The Bay of Fires is a region of white beaches, blue water and orange-hued granite (the colour of which is actually produced by a lichen). The northern section of the bay is part of Mount William National Park; the southern end is a conservation area.
A wide range of activities can be pursued in the Bay of Fires area, including camping, beach activities, boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing and walking.
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  • I find the Bay of Fires a little bit over-rated. It is nice coastal scenery and the coloured rocks are great but not especially unique to this area. You can drive out to Tea Gardens (note there is.....  more
    I find the Bay of Fires a little bit over-rated. It is nice coastal scenery and the coloured rocks are great but not especially unique to this area. You can drive out to Tea Gardens (note there is.....  more »
  • Travelled to Bay of Fires on a small bus with driver David Luttrell who was very knowledgeable and also funny. A long day trip but we'll worth it. We were lucky on the day to only have a group of 4... 
    Travelled to Bay of Fires on a small bus with driver David Luttrell who was very knowledgeable and also funny. A long day trip but we'll worth it. We were lucky on the day to only have a group of 4...  more »
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  • One of the most spectacular beaches in the east coast of Tasmania you should never miss visiting if you're in Tasmania. Much more warmer and fancy than what rest of the Tassie beaches can offer you! If you're lucky enough will see the seals in natural habitat. There are a lot of food and fancy restaurant options with beautiful modern accommodation available that you can access online. There are also camping grounds and very good walking tracks in the national parks where you could afford at daily rates or annual rates at your convenience. Road to the east coast is windy and adventurous but always worth the drive and money if you're a nature lover.
  • Loved it here, the rocks and beaches were to die for, definitely a place not to be missed, also unlike massive chunks of Tassie, there’s mobile coverage 😂

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