Introducing the ‘Bay of Fires’ in Tasmania

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The Bay of Fires needs few words.

There are some places where it’s best to just let the photos do the talking. This is one such place.

Situated on the north east coast of Tasmania, the Bay of FiresΒ is a region of white beaches, blue water and these incredible rock formations (orange-hued granite) in which the colour is produced by a lichen.

We spent the morning there climbing over the rocks, wandering the beaches and being mesmerized by the colours.

Enjoy this visual tour via our 10 photos:

Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

a rocky beach

a rocky beach

A close up of a rock near the ocean

boulders on the beach

Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

Binalong Bay is situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires

A rocky beach next to the water

Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

Bay of Fires Tasmania (17)

HOT TIP – Finish your visit at the Binalong Bay Cafe for good hot coffee, yummy cakes and fantastic views over Binalong Bay!

people sitting at a table in a restaurant Getting There

The Bay of Fires is a 186km (2.5 hour) drive from Launceston:

bay of fires dir

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26 thoughts on “Introducing the ‘Bay of Fires’ in Tasmania”

  1. Pretty fabulous photos! I’ve been wanting to go to Tasmania since reading this great magazine article years ago describing all the delicious food there (isn’t it funny how you never forget a great article). Now your photos have sealed the deal!

    1. If it’s a sunny day go as early as you can Seana so the light is not too harsh for photos (or late afternoon). We got there mid morning, which was ok, but earlier the better. Then hit the Binalong Bay cafe!!

  2. The Bay of Fires is one of my favourite places, every photo is a winner. Can’t wait to visit again when we head off on our own 12 month trip around Australia. Very much looking forward to following your trip as we will also be travelling with our son, his wife and their two small children so your tips will be very welcome. Happy travels.

  3. These photos are just incredible! I love the bold colors on the rocks! I’ll have to show these photos to my daughter – she collects rocks, and while these wouldn’t be coming home from the beach in her pocket, I think she’d still love to see them!

  4. What a beautiful place! I bet the kids had fun exploring the rocks πŸ™‚

    The orange lichen on the rocks and calm water reminds me a lot of the beaches in Geographe Bay in WA.

  5. Cool pics – found it while reseaching our upcmong Tasmania trip… Short question, can we reach all those places by bike? We’re doing a one week cycle trip from Launceston to Hobart and added a free day in St. Helens to cycle back and forth to Bay of Fires and see all this beauty, however, it will be quite a pedaltrip so maybe it’s better to come back some other time with a car? I’d prefer to keep it in our cycling trip because that way we can spend more time on the rest of the island after that. Thanks! Antonette

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